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Building a Passion for STEM Studies Among Women and Girls
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Building a Passion for STEM Studies Among Women and Girls

Just 20% of Canada's post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and math students currently are female.

$1.2-million IU Project Looks Into Why Women Enter STEM Careers
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$1.2-million IU Project Looks Into Why Women Enter STEM Careers

Indiana University is launching a $1.2-million project examining why women make up such a relatively small percentage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

ISTE and Code.org Partner to Advance Computer Science Education
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ISTE and Code.org Partner to Advance Computer Science Education

The International Society for Technology in Education and Code.org have formed a partnership to create more opportunities for educators interested in teaching computer...

Modeling Uncertainty Helps MIT's Drone Zip Around Obstacles
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Modeling Uncertainty Helps MIT's Drone Zip Around Obstacles

It's not too hard to make a drone that can fly very fast, and it's not too hard to make a drone that can avoid obstacles.

Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
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Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses

U.S. universities are starting to offer ethics courses relating to computer science.

As China Marches Forward on  A.I., the White House Is Silent
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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030.

UN Calls for Smashing Stereotypes
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UN Calls for Smashing Stereotypes

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has cited the need to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research....

App Translates Lectures Into Text
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App Translates Lectures Into Text

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed Lecture Buddy, a smartphone application that translates lectures into text using a continuous speech recognition...

Inside North Korea's Hacker Army
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Inside North Korea's Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul's Gangnam district: smartphone...

NSF Grant Awarded to Fund Study of Using Augmented Reality to Interest Girls in STEM
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NSF Grant Awarded to Fund Study of Using Augmented Reality to Interest Girls in STEM

Researchers at the University of Maryland' Center for Environmental Sciences' Appalachian Laboratory have received a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to use...

If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know. (and Amazon Has a Patent For It.)
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If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know. (and Amazon Has a Patent For It.)

What if your employer made you wear a wristband that tracked your every move, and that even nudged you via vibrations when it judged that you were doing something...

Breaking Down Barriers to Computer Science For Students With Disabilities
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Breaking Down Barriers to Computer Science For Students With Disabilities

Disabled students are often shortchanged in computer science education, and Sheryl Burgstahler, director of the University of Washington's DO-IT Center, is working...

China Wants to Make the Chips that Will Add AI to Any Gadget
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China Wants to Make the Chips that Will Add AI to Any Gadget

In an office at Tsinghua University in Beijing, a computer chip is crunching data from a nearby camera, looking for faces stored in a database.

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel
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Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

U.s. Leads but China Gains in Nsf 2018 S&e Indicators Report
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U.s. Leads but China Gains in Nsf 2018 S&e Indicators Report

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report found the U.S. still leads in science and engineering worldwide, although...

How Programmers Learn to Code
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How Programmers Learn to Code

Most coders' programming skills are self-taught, and more than a quarter of  surveyed developers wrote their first piece of code before they were 16 years old. ...

Engineering School Attempts to Overcome 'memory Wall'
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Engineering School Attempts to Overcome 'memory Wall'

The University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science has received $27.5 million to launch the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing...

Computer Science Professor Leads Multi-Disciplined Approach to Collaboration
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Computer Science Professor Leads Multi-Disciplined Approach to Collaboration

Researchers have developed a model for experiential and community-engaged learning that they have used to immerse their students in computational thinking.

How Pixar's Cartoon Cheese Led to a Smarter View of Science
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How Pixar's Cartoon Cheese Led to a Smarter View of Science

Ten years ago, a chunk of animated cheese in Pixar's "Ratatouille" captured the imagination of cell biologist Janet Iwasa. So much so that it changed the way she...

Eight Governors Join Coalition to Expand Computer Science Education
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Eight Governors Join Coalition to Expand Computer Science Education

The Governors' Partnership for K-12 Computer Science has added eight new members, bringing the total number of participants to 16 U.S. governors.
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