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You have to admit that Microsoft isn't cheap
It is great to see that Microsoft has selected some worth projects and has awarded lots of money for continued research on these areas. Here's the announcement: Microsoft Research announced on Monday that Microsoft will award almost $6.5 million in grants to colleges and universities across the United States to supplement research, research faculty, and research facilities. Microsoft Research's Rich Rashid said computer science impacts all types of work and industries, and investing in academia will ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:53 PM

Some Great Presentation Slides from Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development
Back in February I blogged about me going to the Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development which was held in Orlando and on the Disney Wonder Ship which took us to the Bahamas. Several of the speakers have put up their slides from their presentation on the Academic Resource Center site. You can search for other information on the site as well. It is categorized like this: Special Collaboration Areas Compilers, Languages, Runtimes Robotics Embedded Systems Sensor Networks Gaming and Graphics Software ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:20 PM

Nice to see that Intel has joined up with the One Laptop per Child program
Intel Corporation has agreed to donate their cpu chip to the One Laptop per Child Program. The program has been around for four decades and has tried to get corporations to donate to their cause. Intel has been criticized in the past for not getting involved with this venture. There are now 11 companies involved with the project including Red Hat and Google. The mission of this non-profit association is to develop a low-cost laptop—the "$100 Laptop"—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate ......

Posted On Sunday, July 15, 2007 8:09 PM

Great resource for AP Computer Science Teachers
Debbie Carter who teaches AP Computer Science at Lancaster Day School in Lancaster, PA has put together an excellent resource book for AP Computer Science Teachers. You can get the book at apcentral.collegeboard.com. I've worked with Debbie as a member of the now defunct Microsoft Faculty Advisory Board and presently as a Board Member for the Computer Science Teachers Association. The book contains information that will help both a beginner teacher and veteran teachers as well. It has five chapters ......

Posted On Saturday, July 14, 2007 10:35 AM

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