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NSF, NASA Announce Commitments to Support White House Strategic Plan on STEM Education
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NSF, NASA Announce Commitments to Support White House Strategic Plan on STEM Education

The National Science Foundation is expanding its diversity program to other federal agencies, and creating new graduate internship opportunities.

NCSES Publishes Latest Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report
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NCSES Publishes Latest Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report

The U.S. National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics has published a report quantifying the underrepresentation of women...

Bringing Programming--and Social Change--to Girls
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Bringing Programming--and Social Change--to Girls

A group of eighth-grade girls participating in the U.S. National Science Foundation's Co-Robots for CompuGirls event programmed a pair of humanoid robots.

Robot Learning Companion Offers Custom-Tailored Tutoring
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Robot Learning Companion Offers Custom-Tailored Tutoring

Researchers from Tel Aviv University and MIT have developed a socially assistive robot that can serve as a one-to-one peer for learning in the classroom or for...

New Report on Energy-Efficient Computing
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New Report on Energy-Efficient Computing

Novel research could help overcome the barriers that are limiting progress in computing, according to a new report.

Collaboratively Exploring Virtual Worlds
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Collaboratively Exploring Virtual Worlds

The Pentagon's Office of Force Readiness and Training, Lockheed Martin, and the National Science Foundation are creating a platform for immersive training. 

Teaching Tykes to Program Robots
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Teaching Tykes to Program Robots

Tufts University professor and Scratch Jr. creator Marina Umaschi Bers has developed a kit to teach programming to students in pre-kindergarten through second grade...

Just in Time: Tips For Computer Science Teachers When They Need It
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Just in Time: Tips For Computer Science Teachers When They Need It

Researchers are developing online professional development resources to provide "just-in-time" support for computer science teachers . 

Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland
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Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland

A geographer at the University of Maryland is using big data culled from social media to develop better models of the ways people behave when snow begins to fall...

Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations
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Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations

University of California, Los Angeles professor Terence Tao is using computers to help him solve a tricky mathematical question.

Advances in Computer Mobility, Connectivity, and Networks
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Advances in Computer Mobility, Connectivity, and Networks

Researchers are developing programs and platforms that will ensure systems work despite power outages and other issues associated with mobility and connectivity...

Revolutionizing How We Keep Track of Time in Cyber-Physical Systems
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Revolutionizing How We Keep Track of Time in Cyber-Physical Systems

A U.S. National Science Foundation to five universities will support development of new clocking technologies, synchronization protocols, and control and sensing...

Innovative Technology Addresses Wireless Interference
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Innovative Technology Addresses Wireless Interference

Dina Katabi is leading a team working to create tools and programs to improve the speed, efficiency, and security of wireless data transmissions. 

Report Highlights Latest Data on Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering
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Report Highlights Latest Data on Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Women, persons with disabilities, American Indians, African Americans, and Hispanics appear underrepresented in science and engineering education and jobs. 

Nsf Joins in Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012
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Nsf Joins in Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012

The U.S. National Science Foundation is joining the effort to promote Computer Science Education Week, which highlights the need to support computer science at...

Nsf Joins in Targeting Educators to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2011
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Nsf Joins in Targeting Educators to Celebrate Computer Science Education Week 2011

The U.S. National Science Foundation recently began publishing CS Bits & Bytes, a one-page newsletter highlighting innovative computer science research, in recognition...

National Convocation Highlights Best Practices for Improving STEM Education
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National Convocation Highlights Best Practices for Improving STEM Education

Advances in science and engineering will be largely responsible for future economic growth and job creation, according to a new report issued by the U.S. National...

New Report Offers Roadmap For Success in K-12 STEM Education
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New Report Offers Roadmap For Success in K-12 STEM Education

A new U.S. National Research Council report, "Successful K-12 STEM Education," identifies the characteristics of successful K-12 schools and programs in science...

Nsf Celebrates Computer Science Education Week 2010
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Nsf Celebrates Computer Science Education Week 2010

The High-Low Tech research group at MIT's Media Lab seeks to engage diverse people in developing their own technologies. The research is part of the NSF-funded...

Live Online Briefing: Inspiring the Next Bill Gates
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Live Online Briefing: Inspiring the Next Bill Gates

The National Science Foundation will host a Webcast on Dec. 7 featuring Georgia Tech's Amy Bruckman, MIT's Leah Buechley, and ACM's Cameron Wilson, as part of the...
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