The Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, a multi-institutional research center headquartered at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has won a $15 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The United States Department of Education will award more than $135 million to 25 applicants in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition.
Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.
States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.
Northern Arizona University is now accepting financial aid for its Personalized Learning program.
The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a start-up incubator specifically designed to help education business ideas get off the ground.
The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University has been awarded $10.5 million by the United States Department of Education to operate the operate the National Center on Deaf-Blindness.
The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has received a nearly $1 million grant to support its technology transfer efforts related specifically to technologies developed for individuals with disabilities.
Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.