Congress Expands Cyberfellows Program

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Science  16 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5584, pp. 1108
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5584.1108a

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In his 14 years at the University of Tulsa, says computer scientist Sujeet Shenoi, "I never had a student go on to work for the [U.S.] government." But this year some two dozen have promised to join the federal workforce to safeguard the nation's computing and communications infrastructure, with 30 more banging on the door. Shenoi, who sees a terrorist attack on the country's power or communications grid as a matter of "when, not if," couldn't be more pleased with his students' sudden shift in career plans: "I want them to make a difference before they make a buck."