Tasty New Google Summer of Code Stats - Google Open Source Blog:
No longer new, but still compelling.
If you don't know, Google Summer of Code matches student programmers with mentor organizations to work on Open Source computing projects. Google provides $5500 per project--$500 to the organization and $5000 to the student. Pretty good deal--$5k would go a long way here, must be like instant millionaire to some of these students.
Here's the compelling point for today. Google lists the top universities of participating students:
"Sri Lanka - University of Moratuwa - 22
Brazil - University of Campinas / UNICAMP - 12
China - Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences - 11
Romania - Polytechnic University Of Bucharest - 11
Poland - Gdansk University of Technology - 10
Austria - Vienna University of Technology - 9
India - Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Goa campus - 9
Sweden - Royal Institute of Technology - 9
India - Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University - 8
Singapore - National University of Singapore - 8"
Doesn't look so good for the ole U.S.
One bright side: mine alma mater, U Illinois UC made the 2009 list with 28 student participants! (Hey, Carnegie-Mellon, what with the slackin?)
More summer of code stats.