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  • Blog Post: Asian students shine during the International Women’s Hackathon

    Throughout the world, women are vastly underrepresented in computer science and technology fields. In Asia, females make up only 20 percent of the computer science workforce—a situation that is unlikely to change unless we can convince girls that careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering...
  • Blog Post: Reproducible research: are we there yet?

    “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Sir Isaac Newton Standing on the shoulders of giants is a metaphor we often use to describe how research advances. More than an aphorism, it is a mindset that we ingrain in students when they start graduate...
  • Blog Post: Inspiring female hackers in Brazil

    Some people find the push to excel from within themselves—no external motivators necessary. Professor Rosiane de Freitas is one such woman, constantly looking for a challenge, continually pushing herself to the limit. After earning her PhD in systems engineering and computing from the Federal University...
  • Blog Post: Innovating for the future: second annual International Women’s Hackathon

    In a blog last week, I alluded to an important upcoming announcement. Well, here it is: I am pleased to announce that our second annual International Women’s Hackathon will take place on university campuses around the globe from April 24 to 27, 2014. Last year’s event spanned 14 campuses...
  • Blog Post: Open-source lab launches in Australia

    On June 11, 2013, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) launched the Open Source Software Group and Virtual Lab at the university’s new Science and Engineering Center in the heart of Brisbane. This exciting venture will enable students to create software solutions for real-world problems—through...
  • Blog Post: Women Students Compete at Worldwide Hackathon

    Engineers Week: it takes place every February, a celebration of accomplishments in mechanical, civil, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Why, I wonder, do we hear so little about the breakthroughs powered by computer and information sciences? And why do we almost never hear about the importance of...
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