Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

College Network Transforming Science Gains Momentum

Work is moving forward on a "smart science network" intended to transform how science is taught and learned.

UT Austin Wins IBM Watson Competition

The University of Texas at Austin has won IBM's Watson University Competition, which challenged teams of students to identify and solve an industry-specific challenge using the Watson cognitive computing system.

Researchers Add to Photo Album of Universe

A collaboration of 51 schools and laboratories have released the final set of data from a six-year program of research that used a wide-field telescope in the southwest to survey the distant universe, the Milky Way galaxy and extrasolar planetary systems.

MIT Hosts Wearables Workshop for High School Girls

MIT's Lincoln Lab hosted 50 high school girls last month for a "Make Your Own Wearables" Workshop.

Folding@home App Lets Idle Smart Phones Contribute to Scientific Research

Stanford University and Sony have released a new mobile app that lets smart phones help conduct scientific research while they're charging.

iRobot Launches Roomba-Based Robot Platform for STEM Ed

iRobot has launched a preassembled robot platform, dubbed Create 2, designed to give students, teachers and developers experience programming robots.

Baylor College of Medicine Teams with High School Students on Cancer Research

Students at Dawson School are using algorithms they developed themselves to look for patterns in cancer data provided by the Baylor College of Medicine.

MIT, City U of New York Collaborate with New York City Public Schools for Data Literacy Project

High school students in New York City Public Schools will begin learning data literacy this month through a new City Digits project, which aims to promote civic engagement among youth while teaching data collection and analysis skills.

Northwestern U Partners with Illinois District on Hour of Code Activities

Northwestern University has partnered with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 on an initiative to introduce students to programming in conjunction with the Hour of Code.

White House Pokes Colleges, Ed Tech Companies To Help Graduate More Students

The use of technology-enabled approaches in education is receiving attention today as the White House hosts its second "College Opportunity Day of Action."