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Summer Checklists for Seniors

Congratulations, Seniors! Now that you have graduated from high school, you are ready to kick back and enjoy your summer before you start college.  However, you still have things to do to get ready for college. Set up your Online Account, also known as your Student Portal, and check your college email often.  You may need

Here’s how to track the smartphone apps that are tracking you

Two academic groups have built tools to police what apps do with your location and other personal data. When it comes to websites, we have ever more sophisticated techniques at our disposal to block the ads that sometimes track our wanderings around the internet. But most of us spend much of our time these days in mobile

What you need to land America’s best jobs

The nation’s best jobs boast salaries that average $100,000 and up, offer generous company benefits, and promise to have recruiting suitors fighting for your hand. But they are highly technical roles carrying job descriptions like DevOps engineer and analytics manager that demand an alphabet soup of computer skills as well as incessant on-the-job learning. So do you have to

Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?

Girls start believing they aren’t good at math, science and even computers at a young age — but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence. A study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) finds that, when exposed to a computer-programming activity, 6-year-old girls expressed greater interest

Better than Pokémon Go is ‘GoHuskies’

New augmented reality app ‘GoHuskies’ gives UW community unique look at current and future campus. The University of Washington community has a new tool — designed as a digital scavenger hunt — to explore and learn about the existing Seattle campus as well as plans for the future. The “GoHuskies” interface is similar to “Pokémon

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