Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Public Posting of Genetic Details Gets Boost from Open Science Movement

Two organizations promoting open access to research have announced the winner of a competition encouraging developers to create apps that make science more open.

Purdue Builds Top-100 Supercomputer on Unreleased Chips

Purdue University is home to one of the fastest supercomputers in the country and the 54th most powerful in the world, according to the international list. The twist is that the system uses Intel chips that haven't been released to market yet and aren't expected until next March.

Data Analytics Tech Opportunities on the Rise

Students interested in a fruitful career as developers have ripe opportunities right now in the fields of data analytics, mobile, cloud, and social business, according to a new report focused on short-term technology trends.

Knovel Challenge Tests Engineering Research Capabilities

A company that provides access to technical information for engineers is nearing the end of its annual competition that encourages engineering students to answer questions for a chance to win prizes, such as an iPad 2 and cash.

MentorNet Expands Program to All Science Engineering Students

MentorNet, a nonprofit organization that matches students majoring in engineering and science with volunteer mentors, is expanding its program to include any students in these fields, especially women and minorities.

Indiana U Sets Up Secure Community Research Cloud

A consortium of universities will be using a cloud-based high performance computing system based in secure premises. A partnership between Indiana University and HPC vendor Penguin Computing will help researchers get around concerns about where the shared equipment delivering their services is kept.

 A tutor helps students with an assignment in the CIS Sandbox.

From Computer Lab to Sandbox

Under Mark Frydenberg’s direction, the old, traditional Computer Information Systems laboratory at Bentley University has been transformed into a unique “Sandbox” with state-of-the art technology-enhanced collaboration spaces--both physical and virtual--that support formal and informal learning and discovery.

Cornell Launches Private Cloud for Research

Cornell University has launched an on-demand research computing service available to scientists inside and outside of the institution.

U New Brunswick Looks To Advance Learning Technologies Through Collaboration with Cisco

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a new Cisco Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies to promote, support, and lead innovation at the university through industry-linked projects.

Johns Hopkins Math Options Add Up with New Licensing

Johns Hopkins University has recently signed on for a "total academic headcount" license of MATLAB and Simulink, software from MathWorks for technical computing and modeling and design.