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Cal State Schools Add CodePath CS Courses

Two California State University campuses are working with CodePath.org to strengthen their computer science degree offerings.

U West Georgia Adds Hands-on IoT to Business Curriculum

A business course at the University of West Georgia is teaching undergraduates about robotics programming, networking and plugging into the Internet of Things, to help them prepare for jobs that may not exist yet.

UTSA Lab Brings Large-Scale Engineering Testing to Campus

The University of Texas at San Antonio has opened a Large-Scale Testing Laboratory to give student and faculty researchers a 50-foot-tall facility to test the structural integrity of systems.

U Wyoming Spurs Blockchain Development with Hackathon 'Stampede'

For the second year, the University of Wyoming has hosted a multi-challenge hackathon focused on blockchain. The "Blockchain Stampede," part of the university's College of Engineering and Applied Science WyoHackathon, is intended to help highlight the state's commitment to blockchain technology.

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.



Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

Texas Tech Adds Coding Academy to Increase Access to Job Training

Texas Tech University and Austin Coding Academy are joining forces to train students for careers in web development and software engineering.

NSF Funds STEM Reskilling Courseware Research

The National Science Foundation has announced five awards to universities to develop and study open source platforms to train and reskill workers in STEM fields.

Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.

Oracle Debuts CS Education Resources to Build Workforce Skills

The Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give students, schools and higher education institutions access to workshops, product discounts and other resources focused on computer science.

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