Over the past several months, two PhD candidates in MIT's CSAIL program have been busy attempting to solve a few tough questions: How do you make cybersecurity sexy? How can you create excitement about the field? And perhaps most importantly, how do you take the impressive work being done at academic institutions and find ways to bring it to market?
Read MoreLeveraging student laborHelpU site wants to put college students to work
It's one of the enduring questions of campus life: What's everyone doing tonight?
An app born on the campus of Holy Cross in Worcester, WiGo, wants to provide a visual answer, showing you photos of friends who plan to go out, and letting you "tap" others you'd like to encourage to come along.
Contributed piece from Ali Rafieymehr, of Manchester, New Hampshire-based Dyn, on a recent program to give local college students hand-on tech experience.
The tech industry has a unique crisis on its hands. While more and more startups are popping up across the United States, the number of qualified students fit for those jobs is decreasing. Computer science student participation at the high school level is decreasing. Read MoreRobot rumbleStudent-built robots vying for victory in Boston this weekend
My favorite sporting event of the year is in Boston this weekend: the FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Championship. Matches began yesterday afternoon, and they run through Saturday at Boston University's Agannis Arena. They also stream live online.
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