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Hackathons Can Foster CS Skills Out of Class

A survey of students participating in hackathons found that most of them learn new concepts and gain skills that they later use in their computer science work.

Could Adaptive Tech Offer Bridge to STEM Success?

A new report from STEMconnector, a professional services firm that focuses on increasing the number of "STEM-ready" workers in the global talent pool, suggests that adaptive learning systems could help underrepresented populations gain traction in STEM education.

University of North Florida Tackles Skills Gap with Coding Bootcamp

The University of North Florida is partnering with coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy to offer skills training for jobs in programming and the tech field.

NYU Tandon Offers Free STEM Workshop for Teachers

This summer, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.

Racial Disparities in STEM Graduation Rates

A recent study from the University of Texas at Austin found Black and Latino students are more likely to leave STEM majors than their White peers.



U Hawaii Mentoring Program Aims to Boost Women in STEM Fields

A modest program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is doing its part to boost the numbers of women who study for and enter STEM fields.

University of San Diego Partners with Thinkful for Online Tech Training

The University of San Diego Division of Professional and Continuing Education is working with online coding school Thinkful to provide job training for high-demand tech careers in the greater San Diego area.

New University of Houston Robotics Lab Provides Students with Hands-on STEM Skills

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has unveiled a new robotics laboratory designed to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges.

McGraw-Hill Teams with Startup to Develop AR Learning Tools

McGraw-Hill has announced a collaboration with ed tech startup Alchemie to develop augmented reality and three-dimensional learning tools for chemistry courses.

New Virginia Tech Campus to Boost CS Grads

Virginia Tech has begun opening up about its plans for a new "Innovation Campus," which it first announced last November. In fall 2020, the institution expects to open the campus in Alexandria, less than a mile from the area's planned Amazon headquarters, with a decade-long goal of eventually graduating 750 master's degree recipients, along with "hundreds" of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows each year.

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