Grant money will be helping graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute turn into "civic scientists"--researchers who apply their science and engineering backgrounds on community-based problems.
Reflecting the White House's focus on performance metrics and accountability, a new initiative with an unwieldy name is about to begin measuring the impact of federal investment in the sciences.
SciQuest has announced the availability of HigherMarkets Express for Banner.
CT asks Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Laster about the changing role of campus IT in today’s challenging economic times.
In an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in K-12, the National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $2.5 million grant to bring together graduate students with middle school teachers.
I took the occasion of a recent trip to Washington, DC, to speak to my senators and representative (really, their staffers), something I try to do once a year. It isn’t hard: Just call or e-mail their ofﬁces to set up an appointment. Specify your topic so that you meet with the right staffers. They are polite, listen carefully, take notes, and ask questions.
After almost a year of development that included holding 36 public workshops in person and online and reading through 23,000 public comments, the Federal Communications Commission has released its national broadband plan with a formal report to Congress. Calling high-speed Internet access "indispensable for the 21st century, the foundation for our economy, the foundation for our democracy in the digital age," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski declared the plan "ambitious but achievable."
Texas grants are being used to help universities get more high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Global IT expenditure is expected to increase slightly this year for the first time since 2008, with one-third of CIOs planning to increase their budgets, according to a report released this week.
The University of Illinois is being forced to take a hard look at its IT expenditures in the wake of state budget cuts.