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Girls’ Summer at MIT 2010

Application forms are now available for the 2010 MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP), a rigorous 4-week summer academic and residential experience for female rising senior high school students. Girls explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade . WTP is designed for girls who have demonstrated excellence at math and science but who have very little or no prior background in engineering or computer science.

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Google Queen

Marissa Mayer is Vice-President of Search Products & User Experience at Google.

Being an expert in computer science has guided her to become one of the chief decision-makers in the company.

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Wake Up or Else

nandaPressing “snooze” in the morning a little too often? No worries — to the rescue is Gauri Nanda with her “Clocky.” How it works: If you hit “snooze,” the alarm clock jumps off your nightstand and lands on its wheels, beeping the whole time. Then it’s time to play hide-and-seek. The gadget rolls, bumps into things, backs up, and eventually stops. When the clock rings again, the sleepy owner has to walk around and find it to turn it off. Nanda invented the alarm clock for herself while she was studying design at MIT’s Media Lab.

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Video: Perceptive Pixel

Perceptive Pixel, Inc. was founded by Jeff Han in 2006 as a spinoff of the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences to develop and … market the most advanced multi-touch system in the world.

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Video: 3-D Movies

The Technology Behind DreamWorks’ Monsters vs Aliens.

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