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Crack Me if You Can!

Carnegie Mellon hackerAt Carnegie Mellon University, students are learning to thwart cyber attacks by becoming “white hat hackers” – ethical computer sleuths searching for and fixing security gaps before the bad guys can exploit them.

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CS2N: Computer Science Student Network

CS2NFrom art to aerospace, computer science plays a vital role in virtually every field and innovation. Yet few U.S. students pursue computer science or engineering degrees. The Computer Science Student Network (CS2N), a collaborative research project between Carnegie Mellon University and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), aims to change that with a site full of engaging activities, competitions, step-by-step programming lessons, animation software, and free courses for teachers.

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DARPA Seeks Teens’ Skills

Teens Work on Laptops at the BeachThe Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) wants to tap into the collective brain power of super-smart high school geeks. The Pentagon agency is spending $10 million on a project that would have teen braniacs using Web 2.0 social-networking skills to speed up and improve defense manufacturing technologies.

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