Programmers from China and Russia have dominated an international competition on everything from writing algorithms to designing components, raising new questions about the need for better STEM education in the United States, Computerworld reports. Of 70 finalists, 20 were from China, 10 from Russia, and just two from the U.S. TopCoder Inc., which runs software competitions as part of its software development service, operates TopCoder Open, an annual contest. About 4,200 people participated in the U.S. National Security Agency-supported challenge. The NSA has been sponsoring the program for a number of years because of its interest in hiring people with...

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