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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chart: The Top Tech Companies for Internships

Glassdoor has released a list of the 25 highest rated companies, which are hiring interns this year. It also put together the map above showing where internships are geographically located right now. Thirteen tech companies make the list, including Facebook and Google, which led the group. (Of course, Google should be in the mix given that its internship program was the source of a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson). Three Seattle companies made the list: Microsoft (#7), Nordstrom (#24) and Amazon (#25). The list was created based on intern feedback over the past year. To view the charts, please visit

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July 21, 2014: Games-Based Learning Conference at USC Announced for Educators > Visionary K-12 educators working to improve student engagement as well as higher education faculty teaching the use of serious games may want to carve out time this summer to attend the 4th annual Serious Play Conference at the University of Southern California (USC).
July 21, 2014: Google’s CS4HS Program at the University of Northern Iowa: Programming with AppInventor for Android > The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce it's fifth year of participation in Google's CS4HS program.
July 21, 2014: HPCS 2014 > The conference is to address, explore and exchange information on the state-of-the-art in high performance and large scale computing systems, their use in modeling and simulation, their design, performance and use, and their impact.
July 27, 2014: Alice 3.0 Summer Workshop for Educators > Some of you may have been wondering about Alice 3.0 and how it is similar to or different from Alice 2.x. Two ways in which Alice 3.0 differs from 2.0 are, 1) Alice 3.
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July 29, 2014: High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, > Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is hosting the third annual "High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences" 2-week summer institute.
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