The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has put forth a new model for research that applies the technical tools of engineering, along with its disciplined design approach, to life science research. The model, known as "convergence," calls for a rethinking of how scientific research is conducted and promotes an integrated approach for achieving innovation.
Arizona State University will be expanding a pilot program to train college students in basic math skills using an online program that provides adaptive forms of instruction.
PBS TeacherLine has introduced an online course developed at Purdue University for elementary teachers specifically to strengthen their teaching strategies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.
The EcoCAR competition is nearing its three-year end. Along the way students have gained an amazing education in hybrid vehicle design. But that's just the beginning.
Microsoft is providing cloud computing grants for three of Australia's research organizations. National ICT Australia, the Australian National University, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation will receive three years of free access to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform, as well as technical support and client tools under development.
Two Michigan universities have pooled their funds to add a new cluster to a high performance computing center located at one of the institutions.
To accommodate the intensive computing needs of its technology and engineering students and faculty, DeVry University has completed most of a three-year computer refresh to move to HP Z Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations.
High school girls in Pittsburgh are getting a push into technology and, particularly, robotics, with the creation of an all-girl team that will compete in robotic competitions in 2011.
Autodesk is releasing an update to AutoCAD WS, the free AutoCAD app designed for iOS devices like iPad and iPhone.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego has been brought into a project designed to create the next generation of computer systems.