Grants, Funding & Awards

U Texas and U Oklahoma Recognized for SAS Work

SAS' Excellence in Education awards went to the University of Texas System, whose UT System dashboard allows the university community to view, explore, and share data related to performance across all of the system's institutions, and Oklahoma State University, which offers data mining, business analytics, and other certificate programs featuring SAS.

Echo360 To Dole Out $60,000 in Grants

Echo360 has put $60,000 up for grabs in its annual research grants program, which is currently accepting applications for 2013.

Collaborative Coding Tool Wins HTML5-Themed Silicon Valley Hackathon

A group of five Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley software students won the school's first HTML5 Hackathon this month with their "Collaborative Coding Dojo" app, which they designed and delivered within the competition's eight-hour window to aid in collaborative coding for software engineers in different locations.

rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.

Educators Pushing Data Collection Take Science Prizes

Along with two middle school teachers and four high school teachers, one college teacher will be recognized later this week as a recipient of the 2013 Vernier/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) awards during the annual NSTA conference. Each winner receives $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 to attend the conference, which is being held this year in San Antonio.

NASA Looking for Academic Partners on Smallsat Collaboration

NASA is seeking Smallsat technology proposals from American colleges and universities. The agency reported it plans to select 10 total proposals, with project awards ranging from $100,000 for single schools to $150,000 for teams of multiple schools.

Architecting Student Success: Integrated Software for the Community College

Known primarily for its success as a recommendation engine, Sherpa is actually South Orange County Community College District's "sandbox" of integrated software systems that provides many new tools for student success.

Southwest Tennessee Community College To Open New Tech Center

Southwest Tennessee Community College has opened a new technology center on campus. The new facility will be used for information technology classes and serve as a testing location for the Information Technology Services Department.

Epson To Launch Document Camera Contest

K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States are invited to enter a contest to win a document camera for their classroom.

Tennessee Tech, Chapman University Embark on Energy Output Challenge

Tennessee Tech University and Chapman University have begun a contest to see which school can produce the most electricity for the power grid by using gym equipment installed at their schools.