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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says
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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says

A university official says the facial recognition system will monitor attendence and determine if students are listening to lectures, checking their phones, or...

Specialized Training Benefits STEM Instructors and Students
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Specialized Training Benefits STEM Instructors and Students

Binghamton University's research immersion program allows STEM students to use their classroom knowledge in research projects and gives research educators experience...

The Mathematikado: A Math-Inspired Parody
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The Mathematikado: A Math-Inspired Parody

Michigan Tech's Laura Kasson Fiss and Andrew Fiss adapted an 1886 parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" for a performance and lecture about faculty, students...

When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says
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When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says

A study by researchers from the University of Rochester found an exodus of artificial intelligence professors from North American universities to the private sector...

UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World
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UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin has launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university in the world.

 UIC Graduate Program to Deliver Data Specialists to the Public Sector
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UIC Graduate Program to Deliver Data Specialists to the Public Sector

The University of Illinois at Chicago will offer a Master of Science in Civic Analytics degree to fulfill a rising need for data specialists in government and nonprofit...

MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society
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MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society

MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity.

CS Department Hires Ethics TAs
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CS Department Hires Ethics TAs

Ten newly-hired teaching assistants will integrate ethics into Brown University's computer science curriculum.

How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'
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How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'

CS50, Harvard's introductory computer science course, is a carefully crafted model of how to teach any subject in today's technological and social environment. ...

Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life
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Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life

Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman's History 193 course will be traveling somewhere new, and possibly into the past, most afternoons this fall...

The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot
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The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot

The proliferation of not-yet-autonomous technologies is driving a tiny but growing need for human robot-minders.

WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty
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WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty

A grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help Wichita State University take steps to increase the number of women and minorities in its STEM faculty...

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

"Tech has solved some of the world's biggest challenges, but it hasn't cracked the one closest to home: toxic, sexist workplace culture," says Girls Who Code founder...

Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue
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Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue

Amber Johnson made history this month by becoming the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in computer science from Purdue University.

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays
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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays

Natural language processing AI systems now grade standardized tests in at least 21 states. Psychometricians and AI experts say that these tools may be fooled by...

CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students
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CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students

A new survey by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found tbat community college students in introductory computing classes generally can be...

Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination
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Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

Female-only science programs, launched by many U.S. universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under...

Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database
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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database

Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation.

Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award
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Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

University of New Mexico researcher Trilce Estrada has received the 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award.
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