Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Arizona State Tries Practice over Theory in Engineering Education

When it comes to learning engineering, real-world problem solving has greater appeal to students than theory--it can also improve test scores. These are initial findings suggested by a recent experiment at Arizona State University performed as research for NASA. In two junior-year courses in the university's aerospace engineering program, faculty shifted how they were teaching to put less focus on theory and more emphasis on simulation and visualization through the immediate use of engineering software.

UC San Diego Receives $150,000 in Software Licenses from Power Analytics

The University of California, San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering has received a software donation, worth $150,000, from Power Analytics.

U Louisville Research Cluster Capacity with 194 IBM iDataPlex Nodes

Two and a half years after implementing a new high performance computing cluster to accommodate research on campus, the University of Louisville maxed out its capacity. Last week the university announced that it had gone online with new gear from IBM that will double its research computing power.

Researchers Predict Face-to-Face Meetings from Cell Records

A team of academic and corporate researchers has come to the conclusion that, when given a choice, humans aren't quite ready to replace face-to-face interaction with completely virtual contact.

University of Minnesota Awards $4.1 Million in IREE Grants

The University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment has awarded $4.1 million to 20 energy projects.

There's a Tatt for That

Researchers at Northeastern University have come up with a way to measure sodium and glucose levels in the blood that combines the iPhone with fluorescing nanoparticle tattoos.

Clemson U Puts Graphing Calculator at Front of Teacher Training Class

Clemson University in South Carolina will be the home of an expanded professional development program for math teachers sponsored by Casio's Education Division.

Battle of Gettysburg Gets High-Tech Gigapixel Panorama Treatment

A collaboration of history and technology is allowing people to learn more about a key battle of the Civil War, which took place during the first week of July in 1863 outside of Gettysburg.

Nao STEM Available for Community Colleges

Nao STEM, Aldebaran's humanoid robot for STEM education, is now available for use in community colleges and high schools in the United States.

Virginia Tech EcoCAR Entry Tops 81 MPG Equivalent

A car that achieved a fuel efficiency of nearly 82 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent helped a team of students from Virginia Tech University take top honors during the final rounds of the three-year EcoCAR Challenge competition last month.