Rice University is using a new $1.9 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to apply inquiry-based strategies to introductory science courses to encourage freshman undergraduates pursuing STEM-related majors.
Thanks to a $2.4 million grant, the University of Texas at Austin is growing its Freshman Research Initiative program, which seeks to lure students into science-related fields by providing research opportunities for freshmen.
Desire2Learn and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education have unveiled the winners of the 2014 Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.
The National Security Agency is funding the creation of four small laboratories on just as many campuses as part of a new initiative to support the development of programs for security research.
Durham University is adopting a new research information system, which is expected to help address several research-oriented goals set out in the university's 2010-2020 strategy.
Three multi-institutional projects are advancing their efforts to develop the architectures that may underlie the Internet of the future.
The "Magic Grant" winners have been selected, and eight teams from Palo Alto's Stanford University and New York City's Columbia University will be working on projects that use technology to transform how media content is created, delivered and consumed.
Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology has received a multi-million dollar donation of software for use in the school's Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust.
Two doctoral students at the City University of New York Graduate Center have received an NEH grant to develop a platform that enables "social writing" among students.
High altitude ballooning was the key to this year's college-level winner in an annual competition put on by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Vernier, a company that sells scientific equipment for teachers.