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.
Among the initiatives that have received funding through PitchFunder is one intended to bring clean water to Bangladesh, another to teach empathy and still another to help send design students on a working spring break.
Paul Smith's College will launch a program to develop competency-based education ideas as part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges.
Carlow University will use a $205,000 grant to build a satellite location of Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab.
Duke University will bring together college students from around the country this week for HackDuke, an event designed to promote the use of technology for social change.
Aspen University has launched a new payment plan that it's touting as a way to earn a degree "debt free."
The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 established outcomes-based funding in the state, rewarding institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success — not just enrollment. CT asked Brandy Cartmell, Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement and Registrar, about the ongoing role of technology in UT Martin's response to the mandate.