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Cybersecurity Goes to Summer Camp

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:59

University of Virginia researchers are training educators on how to teach cybersecurity to adolescents through a summer camp program.

Inventing the Future in Chinese Labs: How Does China Do Science Today? 

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:53

Genetic engineering, the search for dark matter, quantum computing and communications, artificial intelligence, brain science—the list of potentially disruptive research goes on.

Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 14:30

For Anthony Nighswander, rock-bottom unemployment is both a headache and an opportunity. For businesses and workers, it could be the key to reversing one of the country's most vexing economic problems: slow productivity growth.

35 Innovators Under 35 2018

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:54

We've been presenting our list of innovators under 35 for 18 years, long enough to spot some trends.

Virtual Reality Could Be Cure to Public Speaking Fear

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:49

Researchers at Texas A&M University are utilizing virtual reality technology to improve an individual's public speaking skills.

Open Source Professionals in Demand

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:20

An "increasingly open source world" needs specialists in Linux and other open source technologies.

'Interacting With Students Provides Rewards That Are Hard to Beat'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:51

Baldwin Wallace University's Jodi Tims, chair of ACM's Council on Women in Computing, discusses how an academic career in computer science offers exceptional rewards.

My First Interaction, Design, and Children Conference, IDC 2018

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:03

IDC 2018 was a fun conference with lots of great insights.

Why Academics Cannot Be Reduced to Summary Statistics

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:34

The primary means by which universities measure research impact and teaching excellence rely heavily on flawed metrics. And they are particularly flawed if you are a woman.

The U.S. Once Again Has the World's Fastest Supercomputer. Keep Up the Hustle.

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:02

The United States has knocked China out of the No. 1 position in supercomputing.

Furor on Claim Women's Choices Create Gender Gap in Comp Sci

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:58

Lecturer at University of Washington says he's standing up to political correctness. Many challenge his facts.

MIT to Conduct an Environmental Scan of Open Source Publishing

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:55

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable MIT to conduct a landscape analysis and code audit of all known open source authoring and publishing platforms.

Program Builds a STEM Career Pathway for Tribal Students in North Dakota

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:04

Each summer the tribal college campuses and public universities of North Dakota open their doors to tribal students, instructors, and faculty for a series of collaborative STEM outreach programs.

AgBOT That Slaps Watermelons to Determine Ripeness Wins Top Prize

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00

A team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University received first prize in the third annual 2018 agBOT Challenge in Indiana.

Digital Skills Gap Opens Up in English Schools

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00

Fewer children in the U.K. are developing the digital skills that employers and government say are vital.

Iowa Dedicates $1 Million to Train Computer Science Teachers

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:00

The Iowa Board of Education has adopted suggested computer science standards, which set new learning goals for students.

UA Encourages Visually Impaired Teens in STEM

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:00

The University of Arizona is running a project designed to introduce visually impaired middle and high school students to career possibilities in STEM.

The Inside Story of How AI Got Good Enough to Dominate Silicon Valley

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:59

Alex Krizhevsky didn't get into the AI business to change the course of history.

Stanford Students Boycott Google Jobs Over Firm's Military Work

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:48

Google has for years been a top destination for graduates of Stanford University, but now a student-led campaign is boycott interviewing at Google unless the Mountain View tech giant stops doing military projects.

If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:51

The professor was incredulous.