Research, Surveys & Forecasts


High Career Turnover Rates for Women in STEM Fields: Inhospitable Environment a Factor

Fifty percent of women working in STEM careers leave their field for other occupations in the first 12 years of their career, compared to only 20 percent of professional women in non-STEM fields, according to a new study from researchers at Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Report: Gig.U Broadband Projects Offer Lessons for Gigabit Deployments

For universities looking to start or accelerate their own next-generation network efforts in their communities, Gig.U is offering up lessons learned from its members broadband projects. In its latest report, "A Gigabit Garden Begins To Grow: Lessons from the First Planting," the group outlines efforts to build networks with gigabit speeds in 18 university communities around the United States.

Report: Half of University Faculty Have Flipped their Classroom or Will in the Next Year

Half of university faculty members have deployed the flipped classroom model or plan to within the next 12 months, according to a new survey from the Center for Digital Education and Sonic Foundry.

Carnegie Mellon U, University of Pennsylvania Partner To Secure Commercial Tech for DARPA

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Report: Android Improves Smartphone Market Share to 81 Percent

Phones with Google's mobile operating system, Android, accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.



Report: Universities Anticipate 'Devastating Impact' of Sustained Cuts to Research Funding

Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.

State R&D Funding Increases 11.3%, Dominated by Environment, Health

States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.

Collective Digital Traces Could Predict Impact of Emergencies

Research undertaken by three institutions has uncovered a link between the number of images posted to photo sharing site Flickr and the intensity of the storm being captured in those Flickr images.

Penn State, Carnegie Mellon U Team Up To Research Online Collaboration

Researchers at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology and Carnegie Mellon University have received a $500,000 grant to study online collaboration among students.

Report: College Students Say Devices in Class Interfere with Learning, are Minor Distractions

Most college students admit that their use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can interfere with learning, but very few consider it more than a minor distraction, according to a new report from Barney McCoy, an associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.