09/21/2011 -Two UTCS teams made it to the final round of Yahoo!'s Open Hack All Stars event in New York City. The All Stars event was made up of winning teams from Yahoo! Open Hack and HackU events from around the world. A total of 40 hackers competed in this first ever event. Teams were competing for a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to present their hack to VCs, CEOs, and other Yahoo! senior executives and partners.Read more
ieee spectrum | Prachi Patel | September 2011
The worst of the recession is behind us. While the job outlook for electrical and computer engineers was not dire last year, the uptick in the economy brings even happier tidings for the class of 2011. Everyone—from Microsoft and Google to small start-ups—seems to be looking for talented programmers and developers.Read more
08/16/2011 -Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd | By LZ Granderson, CNN Contributor | June 28, 2011 7:45 a.m. EDT
Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) -- You know the kind of dad who registers his son for soccer almost as soon as he takes his first step?
That was me.
You know that dad who yells so much on the sideline that he leaves the game a little hoarse?
Yeah, that was me too.Read more
06/21/2011 -"As is typically the case, business and engineering majors, plus those earning degrees in technical fields, including computer science, are most in demand at the bachelor's degree level," writes the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in its "2011 Job Outlook".Read more
06/08/2011 -Texas cities claimed the top 6 positions in a study released by Forbes.com and NewGeography.com. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos came ranked fourth, while San Antonio-New Braunfels ranked seventeenth of nearly 400 locations evaluated. More information can be seen at http://www.newgeography.com/content/002215-the-best-cities-jobs-2011.
05/23/2011 -From: The Chronicle of Higher Education | Median Earnings by Major and Subject Area
A recent study of the economic value of several undergraduate degrees by major was recently published by Georgetown University. Engineering graduates ranged fro $55K to $120K, the best of the majors evaluated. Computer and mathematics grads were also rated highly, $50K to $98K