E-Rate could be in for some major changes as it heads toward "version 2.0." A bill introduced in the House this week would add a five-year pilot program to subsidize broadband equipment and services for colleges, with funds totaling $750 million over the life of the pilot.
Academic researchers can now apply for free access to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud services. The company's Research division announced the program Thursday in a joint press conference with the National Science Foundation (NSF), which will act as gatekeeper between researchers and the service.
Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.
Portland Community College in Oregon is taking the first step in a larger effort to retrofit its aging campuses and shift to energy-efficient, environmentally friendly facilities.
Seven American colleges and universities received funding from the National Science Foundation in 2009 to support their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives.
Two professors--one from Stanford University and the other at Cornell University--are being recognized for their contributions in computer science by being named recipients of the Katayanagi Prize.
President Obama Wednesday announced the expansion of the "Educate to Innovate" campaign, an initiative aimed at enhancing and encouraging STEM education throughout the country in order to allow the Unitee States to remain as competitive in scientific and technological research and innovation in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.
A recent grant program profiled in Campus Technology by DyKnow has ended. Ten recipients--including the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)--will be receiving the company's collaboration software and a plugin that allows users to create content and initiate a DyKnow session directly through PowerPoint.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team has won a $40,000 competition set up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to explore how broad-scope problems can be tackled using social networking tools.
The University of South Florida, with 47,000 students on four campuses, said it expects to collect $3.2 million in technology fees for the first semester in which the new annual assessment has been in place. For the year, the university said, it expects to bring in $6 million, which will be used to enhance institutional technology system-wide for students and faculty.