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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of September 15, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

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Big Data Needs Big Funding: NSF's Jahanian Makes the Case

Farnam Jahanian, out-going U.S. National Science Foundation assistant director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, recently discussed the ways society will come to rely on a massive surge of new data that will require significant investments in cyber infrastructure to maintain. Speaking at the 2014 Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment conference in Atlanta earlier this month, Jahanian shared an anecdote about a vi...

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security-STEM Summer Internship Program Applications Available Later This Year

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS ...

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Working towards a Healthy Pipeline: Encouraging CS Undergraduates from U.S. Institutions to Consider Graduate School and Careers in Research

CCC Blog

The CRA Education Committee’s (CRA-E) mission is to address society’s need for a continuous supply of talented and well-educated computing researchers.  The committee’s efforts include both research on the state of the “domestic student pipeline” and developing resources to maintain its health. The fraction of Ph.D. students who are domestic (U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents) has been in decline over the last several decades from around 70% in the mid-1980’s to under 50% in recent years.  A 2013

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UC Davis C-STEM Center Awarded Program Status

Professor Harry Cheng, Director of the UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM), today announced the C-STEM Center has been granted UC A-G Program Status.  This means that schools can easily add C-STEM A-G approved courses to their own school's “A-G” course lists without submitting a complete course content description and going through the traditional approval process with UCOP. In 2014-2015 academic year period, C-STEM plans to fully support the following courses: IIn May 2014, C-STEM became a UC...

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National Fellowship Program for Distinguished STEM Educators

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to STEM education program and/or education policy efforts. Program applications are due November 20, 2014, and must be submitted through an online application system. Information about the Albert Einstein Di...

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Perspective: Computer Programming Is a Trade; Let's Act Like It

The Wall Street Journal

One million programming jobs in the United States could go unfilled by 2020 due to the enormous mismatch between the supply and demand for computer programmers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fortunately, a computer science degree is not necessary to get a job in programming. University courses in computer science favor theory rather than making websites, services, and apps that companies care about, writes Christopher Mims. Code-school founders say committed programming students are finding jobs whether or not they have a coll...

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Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Prep for Students

U.S. News & World Report

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program's (ANSEP) Summer Bridge program included more than 20 high school students that took college-level math courses and interned with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-oriented agencies or companies. "[The program] provides students right out of high school an opportunity to put their feet on the ground, roll up their sleeves and go right into their career path," says ANSEP founder Herb Schroeder. For example, Havan Shaginoff, who will be attending the University of Alaska-Anchor...

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University of Delaware’s Carterette Receives Prestigious National Award for Research on Search Engines

University of Delaware professor Ben Carterette has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his work researching ways to make search engines that are better able to understand and correctly respond to human queries. "We use search engines for a wide range of tasks today, from planning a vacation to finding a good day care center," says Carterette. "Some of those tasks, like getting directions and or looking for a weather forecast, are relatively simple, while others, such as finding accurate medical information, are ...

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Alston S. Householder Fellowship: Mathematics and Scientific Computing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM) Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for the Alston S. Householder Fellowship in mathematics and scientific computing.  This prestigious Fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to conduct exceptional and innovative research in mathematics, statistics and scientific computing, for applic...

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NSF Expanding the Breadth and Impact of Cybersecurity and Privacy Research

The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has announced two new center-scale Frontier awards that will support large, multi-institution projects addressing grand challenges in cyber security and computer science. Frontier awards already support some 225 projects in 39 states with more than $74 million in funding. These projects include education and training initiatives, and both basic and practical computer science research. The first of the new awards will go towards the establishment of the Center for Encrypted Functionalities (CEF), a collaboration be...

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