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Mentornet Provides Success and Service
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Mentornet Provides Success and Service

Michigan Technological University's (MTU's) MentorNet program matches students and new educators with mentors in either educational or professional positions to...

A Contest to Train Cyber Combatants
From ACM TechNews

A Contest to Train Cyber Combatants

A consortium that includes the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the SANS Institute, and the U.S. Department of Defense aims to cultivate a new generation...

Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds
From ACM TechNews

Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds

A report released by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton has found that the U.S. federal government is falling behind in its efforts to protect...

Mobile Computing Task Force: Making the Way For Mobile Learning
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Mobile Computing Task Force: Making the Way For Mobile Learning

"I am helping to change the classroom." That's what Mike Dickson told his grandmother during a telephone conversation when she asked what he did for a living. Dickson...

Asu Summer Research Internship Exposes Middle School Students to Robotics, Complex Data Collection
From ACM TechNews

Asu Summer Research Internship Exposes Middle School Students to Robotics, Complex Data Collection

A discovery-based, three-day workshop at Arizona State University (ASU) for junior high school students aims to get young adults interested in science, technology...

Seeking Advice on Women in Science
From ACM TechNews

Seeking Advice on Women in Science

A hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Science Education concluded that while the scientific and engineering...

U.S. Unveils Cybersecurity Plan
From Communications of the ACM

U.S. Unveils Cybersecurity Plan

'Intent and timing' may help the federal cyberspace initiative work better than previous blueprints.

Learning Through Games
From Communications of the ACM

Learning Through Games

Electronic games can inspire players to explore new ideas and concepts. By gaining a better understanding of the dynamic between player and game, researchers hope...

IT Drives Policy - and Vice Versa
From Communications of the ACM

IT Drives Policy - and Vice Versa

Technologists discuss government policies affecting broadband, patent reform, privacy — and President Obama's effect on it all.

The 'flat' World Is 'open': How Technology Is Changing Education
From ACM Careers

The 'flat' World Is 'open': How Technology Is Changing Education

A new book by an Indiana University School of Education professor takes a comprehensive look at how Web technology is changing worldwide education. "The World is...

Computer Games Stretch and Hone Older Brains
From ACM News

Computer Games Stretch and Hone Older Brains

Seniors are sharpening their recall and other mental processes at The Brain Emporium, a community center program in Cleveland opened and run by Case Western Reserve...

From ACM TechNews

DAC Workshops Focus on Design Techniques, Careers, Emerging EDA Apps

ACM's 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will give industry professionals an opportunity to learn more about front- and back-end design issues and to participate...

From ACM Careers

Merage Foundation Gives Technion $12 Million to Start Mba Program

The Andre and Katherine Merage Foundation of Southern California has given the American Technion Society a $12 million gift to start a business school at Israel's...

­.S. Tech Education Push Gets a New Techie Weapon
From ACM TechNews

­.S. Tech Education Push Gets a New Techie Weapon

Raytheon recently presented an open source computer simulation and modeling program designed to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education...

From ACM News

Americans See Science as Lagging Here

Both the American public and researchers have a high regard for scientific advancement. But they disagree over the standing of science in the U.S. A full 84 percent...

Scientist Shortage? Maybe Not
From ACM News

Scientist Shortage? Maybe Not

The predictions are dire, the language grim: Looming shortfalls. Gathering storm. Disturbing mosaic. It's not the economy or global warming. It's the coming shortage...

Breaking Down the Gender Barrier
From ACM TechNews

Breaking Down the Gender Barrier

A recent ACM survey of more than 1,400 college-bound high school students found that 45 percent of boys see a computer science major as a "very good" choice, but...

From ACM News

Emc Aims to Tap the Best Brains in Computer Science

Even though EMC Corp. makes some of the world's most advanced data-storage gear, the Hopkinton, Mass. company is going back to school. Late last month, EMC unveiled...

'mixed Reality' Human Helps Medical Students Learn to Do Intimate Exams
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'mixed Reality' Human Helps Medical Students Learn to Do Intimate Exams

The University of Florida is using a life-sized computer avatar on a flat screen and a mannequin with prosthetic body parts to teach medical students how to perform...

From ACM TechNews

Nurturing a Love of Math, Sciences

Experts are concerned that not enough teachers who can arouse passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in public school students are...
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