Computer Science http://kunc.org en Playing The Markets, Learning To Manage Risk http://kunc.org/post/playing-markets-learning-manage-risk <p>On a frigid winter day, Chad Hart tries to warm his economics students at Iowa State University to the idea of managing some of the risk of farming using the commodity markets. Because, as he told them on the first day of class, farmers don’t make money planting or harvesting crops; they make money selling them. And Hart knows that marketing—managing those sales for the best profit—can be intimidating.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 54272 at http://kunc.org Playing The Markets, Learning To Manage Risk Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data http://kunc.org/post/farmers-worry-about-sharing-big-data <p>When it comes to keeping data secure, farmers are worried about some of the same issues as the rest of us. Precision data from the farm could help drive new levels of productivity, but farmers have to decide just how much they want to share.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:45:54 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 54117 at http://kunc.org Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age http://kunc.org/post/push-boost-computer-science-learning-even-early-age <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaW3PAzHxCU</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 54114 at http://kunc.org A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age New Computer School Makes French Students Teach Themselves http://kunc.org/post/new-computer-school-makes-french-students-teach-themselves A new computer school in Paris has been overwhelmed by some 60,000 applicants.<p>The school, called 42, was founded by a telecom magnate who says the French education system is failing young people. His aim is to reduce France's shortage in computer programmers while giving those who've fallen by the wayside a new chance.<p>In the hallways of 42, suitcases and sleeping bags are piled, and people are stretched out on mattresses in some of the corners. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 49589 at http://kunc.org New Computer School Makes French Students Teach Themselves Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors http://kunc.org/post/army-looks-schools-find-next-cyberwarriors You can literally see rockets when you drive into Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City." NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is here, along with scores of aerospace and defense contractors. The city also has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 Huntsville City Schools students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.<p>All of this partly explains the new cybersecurity class at Grissom High School. Huntsville City Schools and U.S. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Dan Carsen 49487 at http://kunc.org Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors