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Indiana Tech Internship Program Builds Workplace Skills

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is working with TechPoint on "Xtern Semester," which bundles summer internships at Indianapolis companies with senior year part-time jobs as well as special training and networking opportunities.

New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Pursue Careers in Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

Learning Engineering: Making Education More "Professional"

Learning engineering has taken many forms since the term was coined by Herbert Simon back in the 1960s. Ellen Wagner, who chairs IEEE's ICICLE SIG on Learning Engineering Among the Professions offers some perspective — from Simon's original insight to LE's application and potential today.

More Diversity Needed in Engineering Degrees

A new report finds more work is needed to ensure diversity in engineering bachelor's degrees to meet fast-growing demands in the labor market.

Report: Data Challenges and Retention Offer Barriers to Equity in CS Education

A new report from the Association for Computing Machinery asks whether there's anything to be done for the lack of diversity in the tech field, which seems to arise in high school and college and percolate into the workforce from there. The research project called on university representatives and industry experts to examine questions of diversity in computer science. They offered two big conclusions: First, retention in CS is a major issue; and, second, data collection about retention in CS is poor.



Emphasis on STEM May Be Overkill

A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."

Trump Administration Sets Five-Year Strategy for STEM Education

The National Science and Technology Council has released a new report outlining the nation's goals for STEM education over the next five years.

Coding School Attains Apprenticeship Accreditation

Make School, which proclaims itself to be a "computer science college for the 21st century," has found accreditation for bachelor's degree in an applied computer science. The feat was accomplished in partnership with Dominican University of California through an "incubation relationship" structure made available by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Northern Illinois U Brings Company on Campus to Employ Students in Tech

Northern Illinois University recently launched a new program that gives tech-savvy juniors and seniors the chance to develop technologies for Discover Financial Services, working in a space on campus leased and remodeled by the company.

AWS Launches Intelligent Robotics Service

Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.

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