The University of Florida has received a donation of a $500,000 "big data" machine from IBM.
A joint partnership between the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corp. is funding nine research initiatives at 10 universities to develop new strategies for ensuring the security of semiconductors and other systems.
Boston University is receiving $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to research, prototype, and evaluate new kinds of "smart city" services for the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A new XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, is accepting applications for its 2015 cohort.
Educators in institutions that work with Academic Partnerships programs have about two weeks to apply for grants related to online learning research. The company expects to issue about $50,000 in grants up to $3,000 for individual proposals and up to $5,000 for collaborative research.
The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.
The University of California, Berkeley has implemented a grants management system to help researchers and administrators track and report on grant milestones and spending.
High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.
Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.