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ORU's New Supercomputer Has the Brains to Tackle Weather Forecasting, Physics, and More

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

Oral Roberts University has unveiled an $850,000 supercomputer, with the goal of bolstering the institution's science, technology, engineering, and math program.

2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:20

ACM named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for their significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security.

White House Outlines Five-Year STEM Push

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

The Trump administration has announced a five-year strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

NSF, NASA Announce Commitments to Support White House Strategic Plan on STEM Education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:35

The National Science Foundation is expanding its diversity program to other federal agencies, and creating new graduate internship opportunities.

With Amazon Coming, Virginia Schools Look to Boost Computer Education

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:17

With Amazon planning to place a new headquarters in Northern Virginia, educational institutions in the area are preparing to help address an ongoing shortage of computer science professionals.

Accenture Expands Hour of Code Tutorial to 15 Languages

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:08

For Computer Science Education Week, Accenture is expanding its Hour of Code introductory computer science tutorial to 15 languages.

Penn State to Help Broaden Participation in STEM Fields

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:24

Penn State University, Norfolk State University, and Tidewater Community College will form a nanotechnology education coalition to address the underrepresentation of minority students in college STEM programs.

The Changing Career Landscape In AI

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:05

As the application of AI expands, so too do career opportunities.

Promoting Common Sense, Reality, Dependable Engineering

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Peter G. Neumann traces a lifetime devoted to identifying computing risks.

What Motivates a Citizen to Take the Initiative in e-Participation?

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Citizen-led initiatives via social media yield political influence, including even with a country's top political leaders.

Uncertainty in Current and Future Health Wearables

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Expect inherent uncertainties in health-wearables data to complicate future decision making concerning user health.

A Century-Long Commitment to Assessing Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Society

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

A series of reports promises the general public a technologically accurate view of the state of AI and its societal implications.

How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Five strategies for pushing through.

Technology for the Deaf

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Why aren't better assistive technologies available for those communicating using ASL?

AI Judges and Juries

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

Artificial intelligence is changing the legal industry.

Securing Agent 111, and the Job of Software Architect

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:00

John Arquilla describes the new state of cyberspying, while Yegor Bugayenko considers the importance of a software architect to development projects.

How the U.K. Plans to Teach Computer Science to Every Child

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00

The Raspberry Pi startup will train 40,000 U.K. teachers to teach computer science, with the ultimate goal of teaching computer science to all U.K. schoolchildren.

University Pairs Liberal Arts with Computer Science in New Degree Program

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:24

Dominican University of California announced a new degree program that pairs a liberal arts or pre-professional degree with a computer science minor.

Top U.S. Technology Universities Lose Ground in Computer Science and Engineering

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:40

The University of Oxford rose and three prestigious U.S. universities fell in Times Higher Education's latest rankings of the world's top computer science and engineering programs.

Tardos to Receive von Neumann Medal

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:19

Tardos was cited "For contributions to the field of algorithms, including foundational new methods in optimization, approximation algorithms, and algorithmic game theory."