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Women Closing the Gap in Computer Science and STEM Studies/Jobs

Posted by Jack Duval

Oct 2, 2012 3:06:30 AM

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math ("STEM") fields have traditionally been dominated by men.  This is changing.  Women 2.0 has an infographic on how women are catching up quickly to men in the STEM areas.  (Women 2.0).  Some headline numbers:

  • 41 percent of Computer Science majors at Harvard are women

  • That number is up from 28.9 percent just one year ago

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Topics: Women 2.0, Statistics, STEM, Harvard, women, Analytic Talent, education

Lookout DeVry, The Ivy's are Getting into Online Education

Posted by Jack Duval

May 3, 2012 5:33:56 AM

Fantastic piece in todays NYTs, here, about how the top tier universities are opening up their classes to online students.

This is a game changer.  You can now get an Ivy League education for free, as long as a student/teacher ratio of 120,000 doesn't bother you.  (And I can assure you, it won't bother anyone.)

Here's the link to Coursera, which is already up and running for Princeton, Stanford, UMich, and Penn.

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Topics: MIT, Stanford, Penn, Coursera, Princeton, Harvard, edX, UMich, online education, education

The Age of Big Data

Posted by Jack Duval

Feb 12, 2012 4:40:56 AM

Fantastic article from the NYT's about the world and opportunities of big data here.

It's a revolution, says Gary King, director of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science.  We're really just getting under way.  But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government.  There is no area that is going to be untouched.

Also, the McKinsey Global Institute report: "Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity" is available here.  It is available in PDF, Kindle and eBook formats, and well worth the read.
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Topics: big data, Data Analysis, McKinsey Global Institute, New York Times, Harvard

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