NYC ASCENT Postdoc Best Practices Program Launched

by Ann Drobnis September 12th, 2014

Below is a Press Release from the Columbia University School of Engineering, published September 11, 2014 about the NYC ASCENT Kick Off. Many of New York City’s most promising engineering postdocs joined leading representatives from academia and industry for the launch of NYC ASCENT, a new consortium from Columbia, Cornell, CUNY, and NYU connecting emerging engineers and […]

NIST Global City Challenge Kick-Off

by Ann Drobnis September 12th, 2014

As a follow-on to the Smart America Challenge, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in partnership with US Ignite, is launching the Global City Teams Challenge to advance the deployment of Internet of Things technologies within a smart city or community.  NIST hopes that the Challenge will encourage collaboration and the development of standards so that […]

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

by Ann Drobnis September 10th, 2014

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact research.  CCC conducts activities that strengthen the research community, articulate compelling research visions, and align those visions with pressing national and global challenges. CCC communicates the importance of those visions to policymakers, government and […]

Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

by Helen Vasaly September 4th, 2014

In March 2012, the Obama Administration announced the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.” The goal is to help solve some of the Nation’s most pressing challenges by improving our ability to extract knowledge from large and complex collections of digital data. The Administration encouraged multiple stakeholders including federal agencies, private industry, academia, state and […]

ASCENT Program’s Kickoff Event is September 4, 2014!

by Helen Vasaly September 3rd, 2014

Participate in the launch of NYC ASCENT, a professional development and career services consortium for Computer Science and Engineering postdocs at Columbia, Cornell, CUNY, and NYU. The launch event will feature a panel of individuals from industry and academia who will speak about making the most of the postdoc experience, and it will also be […]

Back to School – Exploring Computer Science: from the classrooms of L.A. schools to a nationwide effort

by Ann Drobnis September 2nd, 2014

The following is a guest blog post from Gera Jochum, Communications Specialist for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). A new video produced by the National Science Foundation showcases an innovative computer science curriculum that’s been a huge success in Los Angeles public schools and is now […]