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Scholarships Will Enable Women Students to Attend Computing Conferences

Wipro Technologies and ACM have announced an agreement wherein Wipro will fund scholarships that enable women students majoring in computer science and related...

Seeing the Science in Our Surroundings
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Seeing the Science in Our Surroundings

Schoolchildren in Nottingham, United Kingdom, are using a new computer toolkit to start assignments in the classroom and continue them outdoors or at home. 

3-D Virtual Learning Platforms
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3-D Virtual Learning Platforms

Carlos III University of Madrid researchers working on the eMadrid project are studying how to use three-dimensional virtual worlds for teaching. 

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Nist to Lead Nice Cybersecurity Program

NIST has been tapped to coordinate the new interagency program, which aims to promote cybersecurity awareness and know-how across the country and among citizens...

Visions of the Future
From Communications of the ACM

Visions of the Future

ACM joined forces with the British Computer Society to deliver its first academic research conference in Europe.

Eric Brewer: Change Agent
From Communications of the ACM

Eric Brewer: Change Agent

Eric Brewer's latest project involves designing and deploying low-cost wireless infrastructure in developing regions.

Censored!
From Communications of the ACM

Censored!

Countries use Internet censorship to dominate the political dialogue, but also to create favorable conditions for government-controlled businesses.

Sharing Computational Perspectives
From Communications of the ACM

Sharing Computational Perspectives

Computer scientists are now making intellectual contributions to a wide range of other disciplines, including evolutionary theory, physics, and economics.

Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe
From ACM TechNews

Fears Over Dearth of Engineers in Europe

The European Roundtable of Industrialists says that Europe needs to take action to encourage people to become engineers or risk losing out to India and China. 

$2.9 Million Grant To Support Innovative Approach to STEM Disciplines
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$2.9 Million Grant To Support Innovative Approach to STEM Disciplines

Professor Ron Eglash of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a five-year, $2.9 million National Science Foundation research grant to support the development...

Children's Book Apps Get Curiouser and Curiouser
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Children's Book Apps Get Curiouser and Curiouser

I prefer the old-fashioned experience of reading in the printed form, though I'm intrigued by the idea that the iPad, and eventually other tablet devices will give...

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Where Are All the Science Majors?

In a move to measure its workforce not too long ago, Nationwide Insurance surveyed its 36,000 employees at the time. Its CEO was in for a shock. The single largest...

Chinese Aim to Build the Next Silicon Valley
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Chinese Aim to Build the Next Silicon Valley

Many of the cool tools consumers crave, such as iPads, smart phones and laptops, were dreamed up in the United States. But when it came time to turn the inventors'...

Programming 'boot Camp' Offers Basic Training
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Programming 'boot Camp' Offers Basic Training

John Stamey is a drill-sergeant to computer science students at Coastal Carolina University. Everyone in first-semester programming must write 370  programs. Student...

Studying Engineering Before They Can Spell It
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Studying Engineering Before They Can Spell It

Children in kindergarten are being introduced to engineering as school districts across the U.S. embark on an aggressive pursuit of the discipline amid growing...

Why Do Women Leave Science And Engineering?
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Why Do Women Leave Science And Engineering?

Increasing the retention rate of women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields could help stem the U.S.'s declining share in world patenting and scientific...

Georgia Tech Students Compete at ­.k. Video Game Competition
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Georgia Tech Students Compete at ­.k. Video Game Competition

Five Georgia Tech students will be the first team from the United States to participate in Dare to Be Digital, a 10-week challenge in the United Kingdom where teams...

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Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Soon to Arrive in Ghana

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) has partnered with the EU Pascal2 Network of Excellence to establish an artificial intelligence...

The Humanities Go Google
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The Humanities Go Google

Stanford University's Literature Lab attempts to probe the evolution of literary style by using computer algorithms to sort, interrogate, and interpret some 1,000...

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Jump in Enrollments of First-Time, Full-Time S&e Graduate Students

Enrollments of first-time, full-time graduate students in science and engineering programs in the United States reached a record 108,819 in 2008, an increase...
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