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Security in the Cloud
From Communications of the ACM

Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but also involves security risks. Fortunately, researchers are devising some ingenious solutions.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
From Communications of the ACM

Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts
From ACM TechNews

Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts

Computer science and engineering graduates generally have significantly higher starting salaries than liberal arts majors, according to a Wall Street Journal and...

From ACM TechNews

White House Unveils STEM Campaign

The Obama administration will use the White House Science Fair and the USA Science and Engineering Festival to promote education in science, technology, engineering...

Europeans Play Catch ­p on Math and Science
From ACM News

Europeans Play Catch ­p on Math and Science

Europe is suffering more than other parts of the world from the decline in the number of students pursuing math and science careers. At the same time, Europe is...

I Win, You Lose
From ACM TechNews

I Win, You Lose

University of Bristol researchers led by Paul Howard-Jones and Rafal Bogacz recently conducted a study using brain imaging to reveal how people can learn from failure...

From ACM News

­md Cyber Security Center Stresses 'more-Than-Tech' Solutions

The University of Maryland is launching a new cyber security initiative to stimulate public-private partnerships and address U.S. vulnerabilities, including those...

In a Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks
From ACM News

In a Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks

They text their friends all day long. At night, they do research for their term papers on laptops and commune with their parents on Skype. But as they walk the...

Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair
From ACM News

Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair

Students from across the United States descended on the White House on Monday (Oct. 18) with their award-winning science fair projects in tow.  President Obama...

Nsf Graduate Fellowships Now Recognize STEM Education as Valid Research Field
From ACM TechNews

Nsf Graduate Fellowships Now Recognize STEM Education as Valid Research Field

Ten years after the U.S. National Science Foundation began funding the Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education Program, NSF has formally recognized that improving...

From ACM TechNews

Darpa Seeks to Shape Young Minds

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched an initiative to increase the number of computer science graduates by using a variety of online...

From ACM News

MIT to Strengthen Ties to China

The MIT-Greater China Strategy Working Group has released a report setting forth guidelines and recommendations for the future of MIT's relationship with mainland...

Construction ­nderway on Binghamton ­niversity's Center of Excellence Facility
From ACM News

Construction ­nderway on Binghamton ­niversity's Center of Excellence Facility

SUNY Binghamton has launched construction of its New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging building. The facility will...

From ACM TechNews

$12.5 Million Grant to Increase Computer Science Instruction in ­rban Schools

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $12.5 million grant to the University of California, Los Angeles to fund MOBILIZE, a new project designed to...

From ACM News

Large Study Shows Females Are Equal to Males in Math Skills

The mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal, according to a new examination of existing studies in the current...

From ACM TechNews

Computer Scientists Cry Foul Over Data Problems in Nrc Rankings

The National Research Council's use of a computerized methodology to rank computing research doctoral programs at the behest of the Computing Research Association...

Computer Science Education Getting Short Shrift, Study Finds
From ACM TechNews

Computer Science Education Getting Short Shrift, Study Finds

Despite the expanding role of computing in society and the economy, quality computer science education is being "pushed out of the K-12 education system in the...

Common Misconceptions About Software Engineering
From ACM News

Common Misconceptions About Software Engineering

Many undergraduates have misconceptions about software engineering that lead to an "impoverished" view of industry that and hinder their transition to the workplace...

From ACM News

University Startup Creation, Licensing Activity Strong Despite Downturn

In fiscal year 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, 596 new U.S. companies were formed as a result of university research, according to new survey data from...

In New Project, Russian ­niversities Tap American Expertise in Tech Transfer
From ACM TechNews

In New Project, Russian ­niversities Tap American Expertise in Tech Transfer

The Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity initiative to promote stronger linkages between Russian academe and industry could help Russian universities...
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