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Conversations on Education: Computer Science and Underrepresented Communities, March 28, 2013, Washington, D.C
Computing is an essential part of the global economy, and training in this critical field prepares students for careers in a variety of sectors. In fact the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there will be 1.4 million computing-related job openings by 2020. Yet despite its growing importance, computer science is only taught in a minority of American schools. There are currently just over 42,000 high schools in the United States, but only 2,100 of them were certified to teach the AP computer science course in 2011. In 2012, of the 24,782 AP CS test takers, only 4,635 were women, 1,014 were African American, and 1,757 were Hispanic. Only 40,000 students graduated with computing-related bachelor's degrees from U.S. universities last year. Unless we help more students decide to study computing at the undergraduate level, we will be able fill only 32 percent of the 1.4 million jobs with qualified candidates. How can the public and private sectors bridge this opportunity divide? Join Microsoft and NCWIT for a discussion with leading experts to ensure that all U.S. students and schools have what they need to attain computer science knowledge, skills, and the experience necessary to succeed in the global economy.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013
35 High School Women Earn Top Technology Award
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Bank of America [NYSE: BAC] have selected 35 female high-school students as winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, an award designed to increase the number of women pursuing careers in computing and technology.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
Thus, the goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
Silicon Valley women celebrate Womens History Month
Tomorrow marks the start of Women’s History Month and, to celebrate, the International Museum of Women has launched a new exhibit curated by several female Facebook employees, Cisco CTO Padma Warrior, model-turned-humanitarian Christy Turlington Burns and others. Dubbed “Curating Change,” the online-only exhibit features the stories of women around the world making an impact, culled from the San Francisco museum’s archives and told through images, text, podcasts and videos.
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
Women Leading Through Technology, March 20, 2013, Arlington, Virginia
You are invited to attend a unique networking event hosted by The Boeing Company, in partnership with WITI - Women in Technology International and MBA Women International. The event will explore the topic of Women Leading Through Technology. The keynote speaker and panel participants from The Boeing Company will discuss the value of harnessing diversity within the organization and how it has helped make Boeing a world-class leader in technology and design.
Posted on 04 Mar 2013
LINQ 2013, 16 - 17 May 2013, Rome, Italy
This year LINQ 2013 and its motto ''Innovations and Quality: The Future of Digital Resources'' addresses and invites experts active in the field of Innovations and Quality in Lifelong Learning (LLL). Potential points of access to this field include new learning methods and design, Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), quality standards and certification, human resources development, competences and skills, digital resources, learning materials, and online collaboration and communities. A call for papers is open until 4 March.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013
The 1st International Conference on Internet Science, 10 - 11 April 2013, Brussels, Belgium
This is a multidisciplinary conference combining Computer Science, Sociology, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Complex systems analysis, Psychology, Economics, Law, Political Science, Epistemology and other relevant disciplines. The conference aims to foster a dialogue among scholars and practitioners belonging to these disciplines.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013
Senior executives from leading companies and universities seek to increase number of women in technology and computing
NCWIT Pacesetters is a fast-track program in which senior executives from universities and corporations commit to increasing their numbers of technical women. Pacesetters organizations work to recruit previously untapped talent pools of technical women and retain women who are at risk of leaving, resulting in "net new" women for their organizations.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013
Awards recognize women scientists in developing countries
Five researchers received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for pioneering work that could contribute to life-saving research in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The prizes were presented by the Elsevier Foundation, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world to build research capacity and advance scientific knowledge throughout the developing world. The award included $5,000 and an all-expenses paid attendance at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston, where the winners received their prizes during a ceremony on February 16. During their stay, they also visited the labs of scientists who will be their mentors.
Posted on 25 Feb 2013
5th Women in Mathematics Summer School on Mathematical Theories towards Environmental Models, 27 May -1 June 2013, Trieste - Italy
Our planet is the setting for dynamical systems of all sorts, including geophysical, atmospheric, biological and the human processes. It is an excellent example of a forced, dissipative non-equilibrium system dominated by highly nonlinear processes and featuring multi-scale interactions, so that its understanding can be approached using the tools of dynamical systems and partial differential equations theories. The school aims at approaching different core problems of pure and applied mathematics in a multidisciplinary perspective. It will consist of short courses focusing on four topics of the current research: Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory with Applications to the Dynamics of Planet Earth, Isogeometric Analysis and Numerical Analysis of Environmental Flows.
Posted on 09 Feb 2013

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