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How to Keep Students in Science

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:40

Research suggests that undergraduate students who engage in authentic research are more likely to stay in science than students who take traditional laboratory courses.

Army Looks to Tap Civilian Talent for Cyber Force

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:11

The U.S. Army Cyber Command has launched a pilot program to recruit tech workers with academic and applied technical experience into its Cyber Direct Commissioning Program and develop tools and devices for the Cyber Mission Force.

Raytheon Sponsors Girl Scouts' Computer Science Program and Cyber Challenge for Girls

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:02

Raytheon and the Girl Scouts are launching a computer science program and Cyber Challenge to prepare girls in grades 6-12 to pursue computer science careers in fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and data science.

How AI Will Invade Every Corner of Wall Street

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

It was AI versus Warren Buffett.

How CSU Is Helping Underrepresented Students Become Scientists

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:48

SACNAS serves more than 1,000 institutions, agencies, and programs in its mission to expand the representation of all ethnicities in the STEM fields.

North Korean College Coders Beat Stanford in a 2016 Competition. Here's Why That Matters

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:58

North Korean students are a decent match against those studying in the U.S. and South Korea. 

Here's Where All That Tech Talent Goes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:45

Graduates of Illinois' computer science programs recruited by the biggest tech companies are more likely headed out of state, where the big tech companies are based. 

Future Wars May Depend as Much on Algorithms as on Ammunition, Report Says. 

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:39

The Pentagon is increasingly focused on the notion that the might of U.S. forces will be measured as much by the advancement of their algorithms as by the ammunition in their arsenals.

From the Arctic's Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:10

This is one of the most remote towns in the United States, a small gravel spit on the northwest coast of Alaska, more than 3,700 miles from New York City. Icy seas surround it on three sides, leaving only an unpaved path to the mainland.

China's Computer Science Education Wins More Recognition Worldwide

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:35

Foreign and Chinese computer science students are increasingly drawn to universities in China that are winning more recognition throughout the world.

Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready for AI

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:06

Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM.

Child-Proofing the Internet of Things

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00

Researchers are studying how children can maintain their safety and privacy as they use the Internet of Things.

AI Is Dreaming Up New Kinds of Video Games

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00

Angelina is an artificial intelligence that can imagine new video games from scratch, which has produced hundreds of experimental games since 2011.

The Real Costs of a Computer Science Teacher are Opportunity Costs, and Those Are Enormous

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:33

It is hard to convince people to become CS teachers (K–12 or University) when the opportunities elsewhere are so lucrative.

Celebrating Millie

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:13

A symposium at MIT commemorated the life and career of pioneering professor and beloved mentor Mildred Dresselhaus.

Grooming the Leaders of Tomorrow

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00

Former Stanford University president John Hennessy is the academic architect behind the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.

Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security, Alan Turing, and Illogical Logic

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00

Cyber deterrence, like nuclear deterrence, depends on our adversaries being rational enough to be deterred by our threats but us not by theirs.

Technology-Driven Changes in Work and Employment

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00

Even when surrounded by ubiquitous computing, humans should be encouraged to do what they do better than machines.

Research for Practice

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

The Death of Big Software

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00

We are past the tipping point in the transition away from 20th-century big software architectures.