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


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.

Read the full article at – Launch of Programming Competition for Students


“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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SlashDot – Student-Coder Contest to Reward Creativity


A pair of MIT alumni clubs and a Wall Street trading-software developer have launched a contest that will give a total of $50,000 in cash and prizes to college students who submit the best, most creative new applications.

Dream it. Code it. Win it…. was announced Jan. 9 by New York-based Trading Screen, Inc., which is funding and co-sponsoring it along with an MIT alumni association called the MIT Club of New York and The Enterprise Forum of New York City – Gotham’s edition of a national association for entrepreneurs that is supported by MIT and has chapters in 28 U.S. cities.

The goal of the contest is to “provide college students with an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” with actual cash awards for work that might not be considered in other competitions, according to the announcement from Trading Screen.

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Dice News – Group Sees Need for Art and Design


ELISABETH GREENBAUM KASSON reports on Dream it. Code it. Win it., which is designed to address a lack of art and design in STEM.

Dream it. Code it. Win it….offers cash awards for the most creative applications, is for full-time students, 18 years or older, who are attending an accredited institution.

(T)he art and design elements of STEM are inadequate… (W)ithout building them into applicable areas of study, the U.S. won’t be able to fill the more than 700,000 tech jobs anticipated to open up in the coming years.

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