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Computer Science Scholarships Focus on Tribal Nation Building
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Computer Science Scholarships Focus on Tribal Nation Building

The University of Oklahoma has received a nearly $1.5 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to fund scholarships for indigenous students interested in...

Concerns Lead Some Stanford Students to Say No to Silicon Valley
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Concerns Lead Some Stanford Students to Say No to Silicon Valley

While Silicon Valley's allure remains powerful for many Stanford students, there are also those whose appreciation is tempered by concerns over ethics and corporate...

Female Role Models Shape Ph.D. Students' Attitudes on Academic Success
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Female Role Models Shape Ph.D. Students' Attitudes on Academic Success

A new study examines how students' exposure to female academic role models shapes students' attitudes toward their own academic success.

Researchers Awarded $4.5 Million to Develop Non-GPS Location Finder
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Researchers Awarded $4.5 Million to Develop Non-GPS Location Finder

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded the University of Central Florida a $4.5 million grant to develop an AI and machine learning-based vision navigation...

Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag
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Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag

Aiming to demystify STEM subjects and bring much-needed diversity to the field, Anna Lytical teaches coding on YouTube and TikTok.

Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?
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Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?

Japan is pushing to digitally modernize itself, but one of the developed world's starkest gender gaps is holding it back.

NSF Grant Sees Dancers and AI As Creative Collaborators
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NSF Grant Sees Dancers and AI As Creative Collaborators

A U.S. National Science Foundation grant to Professor Brian Magerko at Georgia Institute of Technology will fund "research to develop a computational architecture...

Picking a Tech Career: It's 'Not Just the Money'
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Picking a Tech Career: It's 'Not Just the Money'

Even with both older brothers in the computer science field, Amelia Hernandez didn't initially consider a career in tech. "I just wanted to get into a career path...

China Tops U.S. in Number of Highly Cited Scientific Papers
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China Tops U.S. in Number of Highly Cited Scientific Papers

China topped the United States for the first time in the number of highly cited scientific papers published between 2017 and 2019, according to Japan's National...

Award Recognizes Bowling Green's CS Mentorship Program for Girls
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Award Recognizes Bowling Green's CS Mentorship Program for Girls

A Bowling Green State University computer science mentorship program for girls has received the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity...

International Students Remain A Primary Source Of U.S. Tech Talent
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International Students Remain A Primary Source Of U.S. Tech Talent

International students make up 72% of full-time graduate students in computer and information science at U.S. universities, though their enrollment numbers are...

Project Brings AI to Environmental Research in the Field
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Project Brings AI to Environmental Research in the Field

A 30-foot tower on the edge of the Ohio State University Airport is the focal point of a research project that will explore using AI and a variety of sensors to...

10-Year-Old Girl in Kenya Completes Virtual Coding Class at UWM
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10-Year-Old Girl in Kenya Completes Virtual Coding Class at UWM

A 10-year-old girl in Kenya took coding classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee last fall and spring by connecting with the school's Girls Who Code program...

Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop
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Robots and AI Help Save Multibillion Dollar Grape Crop

Researchers at Cornell University are using robotics and AI technology to identify grape plants infected with a damaging fungus that attacks wine grapes and other...

A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi
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A Bunch of MIT Students Got $100 of Free Bitcoin in 2014 – Some Wasted It on Sushi

In 2014, MIT computer science student Jeremy Rubin offered all undergraduate students on campus $100 worth of bitcoin. Some got rich. Some spent it at a sushi restaurant...

Tech Has An Image Problem With Young People
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Tech Has An Image Problem With Young People

Young people are increasingly shunning tech jobs and IT-related subjects at school. The responsibility of getting young people interested in tech ultimately falls...

Duke Professors Awarded $10M NSF Grant to Increase Diversity in Computing
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Duke Professors Awarded $10M NSF Grant to Increase Diversity in Computing

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Duke University professors Alicia Nicki Washington and Shaundra Daily a nearly $10 million grant over the next...

Coursera Will Lower Fees for University Partners That Add Degree Programs
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Coursera Will Lower Fees for University Partners That Add Degree Programs

Coursera will decrease the share of revenue it takes for credit-bearing degrees and credentials from university partners as they increase the amount of tuition...

Young People Get Their Tech Career Info From TV, Not School
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Young People Get Their Tech Career Info From TV, Not School

An Accenture survey found that movies, TV, and social media are more likely than schools or teachers to be the main source of information about careers in technology...

U.S. Universities Fall Further Behind China In Production Of STEM Ph.D.s
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U.S. Universities Fall Further Behind China In Production Of STEM Ph.D.s

Chinese universities have consistently produced more STEM doctorates than U.S. universities since the early 2000s, and the gap will likely grow wider in the next...
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