Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Hack Reactor Opens New MakerSquare Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

UC Riverside Expands Online Engineering Degree Programs

Through a partnership with Pearson, the University of California at Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is growing its online engineering degree programs, adding specializations in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Environmental Engineering Systems (Water), Materials at the Nanoscale, and Mechanical Engineering.

Universities Share $3.2 Million To Improve STEM Teaching Skills

The 22 institutions of higher education associated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning will get the funding to train and mentor graduate students preparing to become college instructors themselves.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Cooke Foundation Grants $1.6 Million to STEM Programs for Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.



Initiative Launched To Get Freshmen Interested in STEM Majors

A group of 10 colleges and universities have signed on to a new initiative to encourage incoming freshmen to consider majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

White House Debuts $240 Million in New STEM Commitments

President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.

FACE Wins $5 Million Grant To Improve College Completion Rates

The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.

Improving STEM Ed through Sleep

A new multidisciplinary project from the University of Arizona will encourage elementary students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math by involving them in research involving their own sleep patterns.

NASA Invites College Students To Help People Get to Mars

Even as NASA is culling through volunteers willing to sign on to head to Mars, a trip that could be one-way, it is also hoping to woo college students to help it design critical systems for that same journey and other space travel.