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Vicki Hanson Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Accessibility and Computing

ACM has awarded the 2014 SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions award to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) professor Vicki Hanson. ACM is honoring Hanson for her career-long focus on issues of inclusion for people with disabilities. She has developed award-winning applications and software for older adults and individuals with hearing and vision impairments. As part of the award, Hanson will serve as keynote speaker at the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, which takes place Oct. 20-22 in Rochester, NY. "Vicki Hanson has devoted her whole career...

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Gordon Bell Receives Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award Award Presentation – November 18, 2014

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Gordon Bell, known as “the father of the minicomputer,” has been named the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award for his work in designing computer systems that significantly changed high-performance computing. Bell, a researcher emeritus in the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Laboratory, was recognized “for his exceptional contributions in designing and bringing several computer systems to market that changed the world of high-performance computing and of computing in general, the...

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NSF Funds the University of Washington (UW) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to Facilitate the Accessibility of K-12 Computing Education

The UW's Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center in collaboration with the UNLV Department of Computer Science have been funded by the National Science Foundation to undertake AccessCS10K: Including Students with Disabilities in Computing Education for the Twenty-First Century.   AccessCS10K aims to increase the successful participation of students with disabilities in K-12 education. This goal will be pursued by: 

  • building the capacity of Exploring Computer Science (ECS) and ...
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IEEE Predicts Top Technologies for 2022

eWeek

A new Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) report describes 23 technologies that it says could change the world by 2022. The report, which aims to predict the future of disruptive technologies, says multicore will enable smartphone users to recharge their devices once a year, and the Internet of Things will enable people to dress in clothes that monitor all their activities. Nanotechnology will enable the development of digestible cameras and machines made from particles 50,000 times as small as a human hair, which will help save lives. Big dat...

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Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

CCC Blog

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to establish a national network of "Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs" that will help to sustain new regional and grassroots partnerships around big data. NSF says the hubs will accelerate the ideation and development of big data solutions to specific global and societal challenges by organizing stakeholders across sectors in results-driven programs and projects, and will help academic, industry, and community stakeholders create partnerships to drive successful pilot programs for emerging big data technology. Th...

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Call for Submissions Announced for HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the ISC High Performance Conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, today announced the return of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC program of events. In a real-time competition, 11 teams of undergraduate students from around the world will build a small cluster of their own design on the ISC 2015 exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest performance across a...

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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)

Supplement Accepted Anytime
SBIR/STTR Diversity Collaborative Supplements
Letter of Intent Deadline Date:  October 6, 2014
Letters of Intent are due for CREST Center proposals.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date:  November 5, 2014
Preliminary proposals are due for CREST Centers.
Letter of Intent Deadline Date:  April 7, 2015
Letters of Intent are due for HBCU-RISE projects.

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Journal of Computational Science Education Releases Latest Version

The Journal of Computational Science Education has released the latest edition of the journal. To view the latest edition, please visit http://jocse.org/issues/.  There are articles on computational science education experiences in chemistry, computer science, astronomy, and statistical analysis. The journal editor continues to seek relevant articles from faculty on their implementation of computational science in the classroom and from students describing their experiences with internship and research opportunities. Instructions to authors can ...

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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of September 22, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

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Journal of Computational Science Education Releases Latest Version

The Journal of Computational Science Education has released the latest edition of the journal. To view the latest edition, please visit http://jocse.org/issues/.  There are articles on computational science education experiences in chemistry, computer science, astronomy, and statistical analysis. The journal editor continues to seek relevant articles from faculty on their implementation of computational scie...

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The Weather of Our Future: The Weather Channel’s 2050 Forecast

Sea level rise inundation in Miami. A record-setting heat wave in Chicago. A megadrought in the Southwest. Tourism at the North Pole. And the Summer Olympics in Anchorage.   Those are the top weather and climate stories in September, 2050 according to a futuristic video, produced by The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel’s biggest stars – Sam Champion, Jim Cantore, and Stephanie Abrams – deliver the distant news as part of an...

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