Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $24 million in grants for science and engineering researchers to look at infrastructure improvements in Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, South and North Dakota, Vermont, Delaware, and Rhode Island.
The 2013 Campus Technology Innovators awards honor IT leaders who have deployed extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges.
A team of engineers at Pennsylvania State University has landed a $1 million grant fro the National Science Foundation for research into reducing power consumption at data centers.
Elsevier has launched two new modules, Award Management and Research Intelligence, for its research information management system, Pure.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) has selected eight of its member institutions as project sites for a five-year initiative to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.
Dell is running its second Education Challenge, which will be awarding $30,000 in cash prizes as well as mentoring to university and college students who have workable ideas for improving the education experience for K-12 students.
A new initiative to encourage development of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) applications for education will reward developers with "bounty" money. The program is sponsored by a group of education technology vendors and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.
ATMI, a supplier of advanced materials solutions to the microelectronics industry, has donated $2 million to the University of California, Berkeley to support development of "ultra-low power consuming microelectronic device architecture and design that would enable greater ubiquity of mobile devices."
The United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences has launched its fiscal year 2014 grant competitions.