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Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts
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Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts

Faculty search committees often pick candidates based on their supposed fit, a highly subjective concept that opens the door to racial and other biases.

Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas
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Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas

International students worried about a new U.S. immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas are struggling with restrictions on finishing their...

Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses
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Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses

Millions of students and working professionals are flocking to online courses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Coursera reports.

U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law
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U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law

More than 20 major U.S. universities and technology companies have given their support to bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a national artificial intelligence...

Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students
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Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students

Harvard and MIT filed suit to prevent the U.S. government from enforcing a rule that would imperil international students.

NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School
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Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School

Discrepancies in male's and female's choice of college STEM majors emerge early in high school, researchers found.

Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations
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Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives...

Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative
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Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative

Dalhousie is one of eight universities announced as 2020 BRAID affiliates, joining the diversity and inclusion initiative co-led by AnitaB.org and Harvey Mudd College...

Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued
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Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued

Women may experience gender bias from peers even when they outnumber and outperform men in undergraduate STEM classrooms, Colorado State University researchers...

In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle
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In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle

Mathematicians Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb solved the century-old rectangular peg problem in geometry by brainstorming and holding weekly Zoom calls during the...

Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools
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Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools

Sandia has created free cyber research tools for academic and research institutions.

RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface
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RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface

Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, a math-aware search interface that  allows users to look up sophisticated math formulas on a computer.

Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic
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Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic

Texas A&M adapted elements of the NSF's traditional Research Experiences for Undergraduates internships into a fully online program with no residence requirement...

Ants Inspire Researchers' Approach to Mathematical Sampling
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Ants Inspire Researchers' Approach to Mathematical Sampling

University of Bristol researchers observed the exploratory behavior of rock ants to inform the development of a more efficient mathematical sampling technique. ...

CS Grad Student Wins Initial Chandra Family Scholarship
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CS Grad Student Wins Initial Chandra Family Scholarship

Priti Prabhakar Wakodikar is the initial winner of the Chandra Family Scholarship established by Subhachandra Chandra and his wife, Nandita Dukkipati, to aid diversity...

World Ranking of Top Computer Scientists in 2020
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World Ranking of Top Computer Scientists in 2020

The sixth annual ranking of top scientists in computer science and electronics lists 1,000 leading experts in different countries, as well as within different universities...

Rural Summer Science Camp Goes Digital
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Rural Summer Science Camp Goes Digital

The pandemic is making the Rural Summer Science Camp for rural Wisconsin high school students and teachers entirely digital for the first time.

Six Universities Join CIRTL Network Dedicated to Preparing Future STEM Faculty
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Six Universities Join CIRTL Network Dedicated to Preparing Future STEM Faculty

Six universities in the United States and Canada have joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), a network of research universities...
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