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Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring

The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.

Lustre 2.1 Adds Progressive File Layouts, Project Quota Support

Lustre 2.1 was quietly released last week, adding several new features to the open source filesystem for high-performance computing environments.

Zagg Introduces Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices

Zagg, a Salt Lake City-based mobile device accessories company, today has introduced a wired keyboard for all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector.



Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245

The average cost of a data breach in the United States rose for the fourth straight year.

3 Nebraska Campuses Join Unizin

The University of Nebraska system has expanded its membership in the Unizin Consortium, with the University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center joining Unizin founding member University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the nonprofit consortium.

Girls Learn Virtuous Hacking at Tandon School of Engineering

The no-cost program is intended to woo more women into data security.

UC Irvine Group Tackles Cybersecurity Challenges

A University of California, Irvine group of faculty members and private sector cybersecurity experts has decided to take on cyber threats by applying a multidisciplinary approach that involves technology, law and policy.

Hackathon Conjures New Features for Student Success

According to Hobsons, the hackathon drew about 50 developers, web designers and user experience experts to team up over three days to build programs for use by college students and their advisors.

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