The United States Department of Energy recently awarded $14 million to 10 research institutions as part of its "SunShot" program, which aims to make solar energy as cost-competitive as traditional energy sources before the end of this decade.
Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.
Northrop Grumman, which does defense work for the United States government, has given $70,000 to the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs to support research into securing Defense Department networks.
The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities
The National Institutes of Health has just made a major investment in the use of "big data" in healthcare. Eleven institutions from California to Pennsylvania have received grants to pursue centers of excellence in multiple areas as part of BD2K, the Big Data to Knowledge initiative.
The U.S. Department of Education will give the university $1.6 million a year for the next five years to support the program.
Five education innovations, from adaptive learning technology to OER associate degrees to the use of gaming in supporting student writing, will be recognized during this year's annual meeting of WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.
Twenty-four colleges and universities have received grants totaling $75 million to support efforts to improve post-secondary access and completion.
Seven finalists have been named by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a multi-year, multi-million dollar competition to develop digital courseware for personalized learning in higher education.