High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.
Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.
To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.
The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.
The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.
The University of Minnesota, which has a tagline, "Driven to Discover," is launching a seed investment program to help innovations and technologies make it out of the campus and into the market.
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers thanks to a $15 million grant from NASA.
NASA's Office of Education has selected 35 space grant consortia to share in more than $17.3 million in grants designed to improve student and instructor engagement in science, technology, engineering and math education at community and technical colleges.
A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.