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  • Computer Science Major Counts Up Second Year in a Row

    More students are majoring in computer science for the second year in a row, increases that counter the steep decline the field saw during the latter half of the last decade.

  • Rochester Institute of Tech Takes Virtual Labs to the Cloud

    In and effort to reduce server expense and lab set-up time, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York has moved its virtual operations to the cloud in a number of IT courses.

  • STEM Review Suggests Small Measures To Close Gender Gap

    While biological differences between the genders could play a role in women's propensity to move away from STEM fields, the research is inconclusive, according to a review of research projects on the topic done by the AAUW. More likely, according to the researchers, is that cultural factors have a greater impact in the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math.