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News From NSF - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:04

More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate.

The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 18-540, NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

News From NSF - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:26

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 18-540, NSF/VMware Partnership on Edge Computing Data Infrastructure (ECDI)

News From NSF - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:26

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Division of Chemistry Newsletter, Spring 2018

News From NSF - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:12

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Is there a “hype cycle” for educational programming languages?

ComputingEd - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 07:00

As a longtime Smalltalk-er, I loved this piece: “The 50-year Gartner Hype Cycle for Smalltalk

Interesting how the hype cycle applies to Smalltalk:

  • Technology Trigger — the hype began with the famous 1981 BYTE cover and continued throughout the 1980s.
  • Peak of Inflated Expectations — in the 1990s, Smalltalk became the biggest OOP language after C++ and even IBM chose it as the centrepiece of their VisualAge enterprise initiative to replace COBOL.
  • Trough of Disillusionment — Java derailed Smalltalk by being: 1) free; and 2) Internet-ready. Free Squeak (1996) and Seaside web framework (2002) were not enough to save it.
  • Slope of Enlightenment — Pharo was released in 2008 and became the future of Smalltalk, thanks to its remarkable pace of evolution. We are still in this phase, which requires continuing and sustained advocacy.
  • Plateau of Productivity — we are waiting for this phase, perhaps in the next decade. I am sanguine.

Educational programming languages (or maybe just programming languages’ use in education) don’t seem to follow this curve at all.  Does a programming language ever “come back” once it has left classrooms?  Logo? Pascal?  Even if there’s a “Trough of Disillusionment” (e.g., when we realized just how hard C++ and Java are), we still see longterm use. Even if we later realize how good something was (e.g., Logo for integration into curriculum), it doesn’t come back.

I wonder what the similar curve looks like for programming languages in education.

Community College Cyber Pilot Program

News From NSF - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:22

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Electrochemical Systems

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Biosensing

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Biological and Environmental Interactions of Nanoscale Materials

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Environmental Engineering

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Environmental Sustainability

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Engineering of Biomedical Systems

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Molecular Separations

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Cellular and Biochemical Engineering

News From NSF - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:38

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Fluid Dynamics

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