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More Companies Sign On to President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative

Computer science is starting to catch on. Nineteen new members recently joined the Computer Science Education Coalition, an expanding organization composed of more than 60 leading tech firms that are pushing Congress to approve $250 million to expand coding programs and courses in K-12 schools across the country. When President Obama announced he would request the funding for the Computer...
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Growth in Computer Science Driven by Student Interest, Societal Need

In response to growing enrollment and increasing interest in computer science from other disciplines, Princeton University is expanding its computer science faculty by more than 30 percent. The expansion will add 10 tenure-track positions to the current 28, making the computer science department one of the three largest concentrations at Princeton. The department plans to bring in the...
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CSTA’s Faces of Computing Competition Guidelines

In honor of CSEdWeek, CSTA will be hosting its annual video competition. This year's theme will be "Computing for the Common Good." We are encouraging entries to show groups of students showcasing how computing is used to better the world. The video could promote their schools' computer science program and the ways it works to teach computing for good; it could demonstrate a potential or...
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Study Asks: Can Math Teachers Teach Coding?

NSF Study will examine how Computer Science Shortages Can Best be Addressed How do students and teachers learn math and computer science, and how can we ease the coming shortage of computer science teachers? Worcester Polytechnic Institute will partner with Brown University and Bootstrap to examine those questions. A team of computing education experts will study how students—and...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 2, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Plants + HPC at NCSA Many fields of research are seeing changes in how that research is conducted thanks to advances in technology. Plant science is one of those, and NCSA is playing a role in two large projects. Historically, successful trait selection in plant breeding has involved manual measurement of individual plants. This...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 26, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Nominations Closing Soon for NVIDIA Global Impact Award Nomination Deadline – October 30, 2015 Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award – an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to an institution...
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World's Largest Education Hackathon Taking Place in California – Register Today!

October 23-25, 2015 - San Mateo Event Center , San Mateo, California Some of the best employment opportunities for students are discovered through participation in hackathons. Industry representatives are on hand and scouting for students with exceptional talent to work for them as interns.  Hack-a-thons are intensive and enriching learning experiences for students. If you...
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Microsoft to Invest $75 Million in Computer Science Education

FORTUNE Microsoft is investing $75 million over a three-year period to help make computer science more mainstream in schools. Microsoft plans to give $75 million to nonprofits that can spread computer science education throughout the world, CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday during Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. The investment is part of the company’s...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 5, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News            SDSC's Comet System Offering Virtual Clusters in Current Research Allocation Submission Period September 15 - October 15, 2015 This is a reminder to those who are submitting a research allocation request in the current submission period. SDSC's Comet system is offering a new...
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CodeNow Launches #CodeHow Videos

CodeNow, a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented, diverse high school students how to code, is launching #CodeHow, an online video tutorial series designed specifically for teens and accessible for free on YouTube. #CodeHow is a series of short concept videos, 3 to 6 minutes in duration, that feature young CodeNow alumni explaining important programming and computer science concepts...
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