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Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair
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Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair

Students from across the United States descended on the White House on Monday (Oct. 18) with their award-winning science fair projects in tow.  President Obama...

Nsf Graduate Fellowships Now Recognize STEM Education as Valid Research Field
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Nsf Graduate Fellowships Now Recognize STEM Education as Valid Research Field

Ten years after the U.S. National Science Foundation began funding the Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education Program, NSF has formally recognized that improving...

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Darpa Seeks to Shape Young Minds

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched an initiative to increase the number of computer science graduates by using a variety of online...

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MIT to Strengthen Ties to China

The MIT-Greater China Strategy Working Group has released a report setting forth guidelines and recommendations for the future of MIT's relationship with mainland...

Construction ­nderway on Binghamton ­niversity's Center of Excellence Facility
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Construction ­nderway on Binghamton ­niversity's Center of Excellence Facility

SUNY Binghamton has launched construction of its New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging building. The facility will...

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$12.5 Million Grant to Increase Computer Science Instruction in ­rban Schools

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $12.5 million grant to the University of California, Los Angeles to fund MOBILIZE, a new project designed to...

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Large Study Shows Females Are Equal to Males in Math Skills

The mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal, according to a new examination of existing studies in the current...

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Computer Scientists Cry Foul Over Data Problems in Nrc Rankings

The National Research Council's use of a computerized methodology to rank computing research doctoral programs at the behest of the Computing Research Association...

Computer Science Education Getting Short Shrift, Study Finds
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Computer Science Education Getting Short Shrift, Study Finds

Despite the expanding role of computing in society and the economy, quality computer science education is being "pushed out of the K-12 education system in the...

Common Misconceptions About Software Engineering
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Common Misconceptions About Software Engineering

Many undergraduates have misconceptions about software engineering that lead to an "impoverished" view of industry that and hinder their transition to the workplace...

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University Startup Creation, Licensing Activity Strong Despite Downturn

In fiscal year 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, 596 new U.S. companies were formed as a result of university research, according to new survey data from...

In New Project, Russian ­niversities Tap American Expertise in Tech Transfer
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In New Project, Russian ­niversities Tap American Expertise in Tech Transfer

The Enhancing University Research and Entrepreneurial Capacity initiative to promote stronger linkages between Russian academe and industry could help Russian universities...

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Middle School STEM Gets $12 Million NSF Infusion

The U.S. National Science Foundation recently gave a nearly $12 million grant to northern California middle schools to implement a program for STEM education that...

Signing Made Easy
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Signing Made Easy

From video games to cell phone apps, making sign language easier to learn Put on the gloves. Turn on the camera and... action!

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Goooaal! Students Scoring with Computer Science

Rowan University students are using their computer skills to help score goals on the soccer field. CS master's degree students developed Soccer Scoop, a computer...

Should Code Be Released?
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Should Code Be Released?

Software code can provide important insights into the results of research, but it's up to individual scientists whether their code is released---and many opt not...

Personal Fabrication
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Personal Fabrication

Open source 3D printers could herald the start of a new industrial revolution.

Census: Women Closing in on Male-Dominated Fields
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Census: Women Closing in on Male-Dominated Fields

Younger generations of women are closing the gender gap in science and business and now account for nearly half of those college majors traditionally dominated...

Does Science Education Need a Dose of Danger?
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Does Science Education Need a Dose of Danger?

Under the shadow of the Cold War-era Titan II and Atlas rockets set up outside the New York Hall of Science, this weekend's World Maker Faire extravaganza was...

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Hp-Sponsored Consortium Developing News Ways of Measuring Learning

The Measuring Learning Consortium, a global consortium led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, will develop new technologies for measuring students'...
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