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Computer Science/STEM Leaders Explain How to Spark STEM Interest in Youth

The future demands a large, diverse pool of innovative scientists, engineers and mathematicians who can work together to solve big problems. The working scientists who lead SC16, the premier international conference showcasing high performance computing coming up this November, envision and advocate for a future talent pool that looks far larger and more diverse. “Teams are always more...
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International Conference on Technology, Sciences and Education Research (ICTESER'16)

The purpose of the ICTESER'16, Rome, Italy is to bring together researchers, manufacturers, engineers, practitioners and customers from all over the world to share and discuss advances and developments in Technology, Sciences and Education studies. At the conference several industry experts from various universities and organizations from around the world. The conference will provide an...
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IBM supercomputer Watson to help advance preschool education

Sesame Workshop and IBM announced a collaboration to use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Sesame’s early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world. As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels...
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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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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 16, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Toni Collis’, a HPC Reasearcher at EPCC, Work with Women in HPC Access’ Elizabeth Murray spoke with Toni Collis, applications consultant in HPC Research and Industry at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at the University of Edinburgh, about her work with Women in HPC, a network dedicated to women in the field. My role involves working with academics and...
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NIMBioS: New Approaches to Assess Science Education and Research Efforts

What works in science and what doesn’t and how do we know? As the academic community faces greater scrutiny from external funders as to how and why research or education programs work, the need for external evaluation has never been more apparent. The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now offering evaluative services to aid scientific research and...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 9, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   New NAG Service Helps Supercomputer Buyers Make Smarter Decisions Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced plans to launch an impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service at SC15. Developed in partnership with Red Oak Consulting, the NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service will deliver technology...
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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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MSU Scholars Challenge Colleges to Reform STEM Learning

America’s colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in Science magazine. Melanie M. Cooper and colleagues say college students are expected to learn too many facts that do not connect across their coursework or prepare them to apply scientific knowledge in their...
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