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August 2014 — November 2014

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs? (Nov 19, 2014)
U.S. women working in science, technology engineering, and math (STEM) fields are 45 percent more likely than men to leave the industry over the next year, according to a recent Center for Talent Innovation survey. Although 80 percent of the women surveyed say they love their work, many still report barriers to advancing their careers. "Women entering STEM fields have a much shorter runway for career takeoff than women entering other industries," the report says. Surveyed women describe the "lab...
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Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the World (Nov 18, 2014)
Qatar Computing Research Institute researchers Haewoon Kwak and Jisun An analyzed news agendas in different world regions to see how the coverage reflects actual international events. They developed a cartogram by forming a database of 195,000 disasters occurring in 2013 and 2014, as reported by more than 10,000 news outlets. Kwak and An noted the countries in which each outlet was based and counted stories from other parts of the world. They then created a map showing where the news was from. ...
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'Wearable Technology' Curriculum Aims to Fuel Interest in STEM (Nov 17, 2014)
Researchers at the Universities of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) are developing a curriculum that will enable students to learn the science behind "wearable technology." The three-year project will include inquiry-based activities to about 900 students in grades 4-6. Students will receive kits featuring conductive thread, light-emitting diodes, sensors, and other components found in high-tech clothing. The students also will work with microcontrollers that can be programmed to ...
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New 'Surveyman' Software Promises to Revolutionize Survey Design and Accuracy (Nov 16, 2014)
The Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) track of the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity recently honored University of Massachusetts at Amherst doctoral student Emma Tosch with its Best Paper award. The recognition came for her work on a first-of-its-kind software system designed to improve the accuracy and trustworthiness of surveys. A free and publicly available tool, "Surveyman" can identify p...
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More Women in IT Would Generate 2.6B Pounds for UK Economy (Aug 11, 2014)
A recent Nominet report found that increasing the number of women working in the United Kingdom's information technology (IT) sector could generate an extra 2.6 billion British pounds a year for the economy. Women currently make up less than 20 percent of the IT workforce, and based on current trends, the IT gender gap is set to widen over the coming years. The report, which polled IT decision makers in UK-based businesses, found that 76 percent believe they lack suitably skilled staff in IT, an...
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Digital Fabrication Using Virtual Reality at Indiana University (Aug 10, 2014)
Interior designers strive to make everyday spaces effective for the kinds of activities they support. Those who can incorporate the way people experience a given space gain an edge in mapping design to experience. IU Professor Jon Racek worked with AVL staff to incorporate the Oculus Rift virtual reality system into the design toolset for his class 3D Modeling and Design for Digital Fabrication (N201). Students designed 3D sculptures to be physically realized through a CNC router fabrication pro...
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New Networking Group: Women in HPC (Aug 9, 2014)
The launch of the Women in High Performance Computing (WiHPC) network will include talks on the obstacles facing women in HPC and how to broaden participation. The launch will provide an opportunity for women working in HPC to network with other women and to shape the future of the new WiHPC network. The day will conclude with a discussion on how the network can encourage women to consider and maintain a career in HPC and a wine reception. You can follow @women_in_hpc on Twitter or just sign up ...
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Maverick at TACC Tackles Big-Scale Data Visualization (Aug 8, 2014)
TACC (The Texas Advanced Computer Center) at the University of Texas at Austin, has just deployed Maverick, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. To view the video, please visit http://www.vizworld.com/2014/04/maverick-at-tacc-tackles-big-scale-data-visualization-interview-part-1/#sthash.dsKqpGPm.d59c2A0H.dpuf.

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