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  • Colleges, Professors Discourage Women from Pursuing STEM Careers

    Significant numbers of women and minorities who made it into science careers were discouraged along the way. What's more, the bulk of those who said they've experienced discouragement most often cited their educational institutions as the offenders, according to a report released this week.

  • FCC Broadband Plan Pushes Ambitious Agenda for U.S. Education

    After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."

  • Rice U Gets IBM Supercomputer for Biomed Research

    Rice University is the recipient of a major research award from IBM that includes a supercomputer to do advanced biomedical research. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from Texas Medical Center to study cancer, AIDS, and other complex diseases.