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USNews.com – MIT Co-Sponsors $50,000 Competition to Promote Ideas, Diversity In STEM


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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology competition for student programmers offering $50,000 in prizes will incorporate other disciplines and focus areas outside of STEM, including art, diversity and digital literacy…

Organizers of the “Dream it. Code it. Win it” competition emphasize the event isn’t a “hack-a-thon,” but is intended to spotlight creative and flexible uses of code.

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Examiner.com – Launch of Programming Competition for Students


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“Dream it. Code it. Win it.,” has been launched with more than $50,000… prizes, (which) will be awarded to students 18 years or older, and enrolled at accredited institutions.

(T)his competition was launched to celebrate and reward computer science as a creative tool, and not just as a coding exercise. This approach is meant to help encourage people of all backgrounds and genders to participate, particularly women, who make up just 23 percent of STEM workers, versus 48 percent of the total workforce, according to the National Math and Science Initiative.

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