The United States Department of Education has awarded grants to "predominantly minority" colleges and universities looking to effect "long-range improvement in science and engineering education."
Microsoft and Internet2 have struck an agreement to open up the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Internet2 member universities.
PerkinElmer has launched the new Ensemble for Biology informatics platform and made it available to members of the academic and commercial biological research community.
Maplesoft has released a new version of math software tool Maple, used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.
Tufts University is taking its enterprise content, course, learning, knowledge, and curriculum management system for health sciences, known as Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), open source.
The Dominion Foundation, part of Dominion Resources, one of the largest energy companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for $1.3 million in grants for programs that help students studying science, technology, engineering and math.
Rice University is doubling the number of supercomputing hours it can offer its researchers with the addition of a new IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, which will become operational in May. Rice and IBM are sharing the cost of the system.
Rutgers University is teaming with IBM to launch a new high-performance computing (HPC) center in its newly created Rutgers Discovery Information Institute.
Educational software developer Design Science has released a major upgrade to its cross-platform MathFlow product line.
San Francisco's Academy of Art University is partnering with NASA to design a user interface that astronauts will use in space to control a robot on the ground.