Grants, Funding & Awards


Aurora U STEM Model School Gets Financial Boost

The STEM Partnership School has received $1 million in funding to support its goal of promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The school, located at Aurora University, will eventually cater to elementary and middle school students and serve as an immersive training ground for Aurora U undergraduate and graduate students.

Student-Invented Mobile App Could Replace Security Access Badges

A team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Utah has developed a virtual alternative to the electronic ID badge used for security access.

Business School Projects Tackle Diabetes Management with Tech

Mobile messaging and social networking play roles in the two winning entries of a recent challenge that encouraged student teams to come up with solutions to address non-communicable diseases.

5 Tips for Securing IT Funding

Campus Technology offers up a handful of tactics from three Campus CIOs for funding your IT infrastructure projects this year.

Google Awards $340,000 in STEM Grants

Google has awarded $340,000 to 26 organizations that provide STEM enrichment programs to students in K-12 and higher education.

The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework Moves Forward

In May 2011, WCET announced the receipt of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to begin work on the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework. Now, a federated dataset has been created and PAR researchers have already begun to analyze the data, looking for variables affecting student performance and success. Here, WCET Executive Director Ellen Wagner comments on this milestone for the PAR Framework and on plans to expand the database to increase opportunities for sharing predictive analytics more widely.

CT Innovators Reunion: Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder what becomes of our award winners after their moment in the CT spotlight? We followed up with three Innovators from past years to find out how their projects have fared.

UC Irvine Wins OPAL Award for OpenCoursWare Program

The University of California, Irvine's OpenCourseWare program has won the 2011 Award for Institutions in this year's OPAL Awards.

Public Posting of Genetic Details Gets Boost from Open Science Movement

Two organizations promoting open access to research have announced the winner of a competition encouraging developers to create apps that make science more open.

InterDigital and Calit2 To Launch Wireless Technology Research Competition

InterDigital will launch a new wireless technology engineering contest in collaboration with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California at San Diego.