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High GPA Could Work Against Young Women Job Hunters

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:37

Male applicants with high grade point averages were twice as likely to be contacted by employers as women with the same grades and comparable experience and educational background, a study found. High-achieving women math majors are most readily penalized.

Rensselaer Introduces 'Data Dexterity' Requirement for All Undergraduate Students

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:09

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is adopting an institute-wide requirement in data education to provide students with a proficiency in using diverse datasets to define and solve complex real-world problems.

New Model Reveals Forgotten Influencers and 'Sleeping Beauties' of Science

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Chicago's Knowledge Lab have created a computational model to measure the spread of influential ideas across scholarship and culture.

Kids See More Women in Science than Five Decades Ago

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:07

The study from Northwestern University was looking at gender stereotypes in science over years and how these develop in children.

CEO Warning: Talent Pipeline Collapsing With Fewer Immigrants

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:32

Fewer immigrants to the United States means reduced potential for companies to grow or be created by foreign-born entrepreneurs, says SnapIT Solutions CEO Neelima Parasker.

Higher Education Joint Cyber Security Operations Center Launches

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:59

OmniSOC at Indiana University protects five universities, hundreds of thousands of devices, and tens of thousands of students and faculty from cyber threats.

Top Schools for AI: Study Ranks Leading U.S. Grad Programs

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:47

A new study of the top graduate programs for artificial intelligence in the United States reveals which universities are poised to lead the AI revolution.

Pioneers of Modern Computer Architecture Receive ACM A.M. Turing Award

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:26

ACM has named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University of California, Berkeley, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry.

It Could Be Time To Move Into the AI Job Market

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:07

Machine learning engineers and data scientists are the two fastest-growing new jobs in the United States, according to LinkedIn's latest Emerging Jobs Report.

The Tech Jobs That Banks Can't Fill

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:55

There are plenty of open jobs in the financial services industry that require technology expertise, many of which banks are struggling to fill. In response, compensation is trending upward for the right candidates.

Targeting China, Trump Threatens Student Visas. That Would Hit a Big U.S. Export

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:55

The Trump administration's proposed crackdown on China's trade practices could hit one sector where the U.S. runs a big trade surplus: higher education.

STEM is Losing Male LGBQ Undergrads

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

A recent study provides quantitative evidence that STEM fields have a problem retaining men who identify as part of the LGBQ community, while LGBQ women are actually more likely to persist in STEM fields than their heterosexual peers.

Are Research Papers Less Accurate and Truthful Than In the Past?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:52

That is a myth, according to the latest investigation.

Robotic Tortoise Helps Kids to Learn That Robot Abuse Is a Bad Thing

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:00

Researchers used a tortoise-shaped robot to teach children not to abuse robots.

Pick the Right Online Computer Science Degree Program

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:45

On top of assessing factors such as a program's accreditation, student services, faculty, and interactivity, experts suggest that prospective students ask these four key questions when researching online computer science degree programs.

Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:53

If you think your on-the-job training was tough, imagine what life is like for newbie surgeons.

ACM, CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:19

The Cutler-Bell Prize promotes the field of computer science and empowers students to pursue computing challenges beyond the classroom environment.

UTSA Researchers Want to Teach Computers to Learn Like Humans

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:00

Researchers have created a new cloud-based learning platform for artificial intelligence designed to teach machines to learn like humans.

AT&T's $1 Billion Gambit: Retraining Nearly Half Its Workforce for Jobs of the Future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:30

AT&T initiated a massive retraining effort after discovering that nearly half of its 250,000 employees lacked the necessary skills needed to keep the company competitive.

Time To End The Vi/Emacs Debate

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:49

If you still use emacs, I feel for you. Perhaps it is time to give vi a try.