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Social Mobility Index Rates Colleges by a New Measure

What do universities in Montana, New Jersey and Florida have in common? They hold rankings one, two and three, respectively, in a new "social mobility" index that measures the impact an institution has on helping lower-income students enter careers that promise livable earnings.

Carnegie Mellon To Host Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

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.

Canon Debuts WUXGA LCoS Installation Projector

Canon has added a new high-resolution, high-light-output installation projector to its REALiS line of LCoS-based projectors.

Cornell Scientists Teach Upstate NY Science Teachers

As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.



U Nebraska Team Develops Wearable Tech Curriculum

A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.

U Colorado To Help Fortify Defense Department Networks

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.

UC Irvine Extension Adds 12 New Distance Courses for Recent Grads

The University of California, Irvine Extension has launched 12 new career readiness courses to be offered as four Coursera Specializations.

3D Printing in Higher Ed Grows; Average Contract $32,000

A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including colleges and universities.

Mercy College Adopts CRM To Boost Engagement

Mercy College in New York has implemented an enterprise constituent relationship management system for higher education to improve its communication with current and prospective students.

RIT Opening Technology-Rich Classroom for STEM Courses

Tablets, projectors, cameras, interactive whiteboards, collaborative software and more will enhance STEM learning in a new classroom being dedicated this Friday at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST).