Nominations are now open for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards.
Arizona State University has begun experimenting with a crowdsourcing platform that solicits charitable contributions to support specific student and faculty research projects.
The Florida Department of Education has awarded a STEM research center at Florida State University $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.
Silicon Mechanics will donate a complete high-performance computing cluster, worth approximately $190,000, as part of its third Annual Research Cluster Grant competition.
The call for nominations for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards will begin Jan. 6.
The United States Department of Education recently published its list of the 25 programs that will receive funding in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. Those programs will receive a combined total of $134 million before the end of the year.
Federal funding for university research and development has fallen off for the first time since 1974. Two agencies accounted for the decline.
Businesses and nonprofit organizations increased their contributions to higher education R&D in fiscal 2012 while state and federal contributions dipped.
Energy company Constellation has selected 10 recipients for its 2013 E2 Energy to Educate grant program.
The Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, a multi-institutional research center headquartered at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, has won a $15 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.