Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Oregon Community Colleges Collaborate on Healthcare Distance Ed

The Oregon Community Colleges Healthcare Education Alliance is looking to expand availability of its healthcare-related degrees and certificates through distance education.

DePaul Students Collaborate with Visualization Software

Graduate students in DePaul University are learning how to prototype applications with the aid of visualization software made available through the iRise campus program.

IBM Grants Fund Smarter Planet Curriculum Development

Fifty faculty members from 40 institutions in 14 countries have each received $10,000 grants from IBM for the work they're doing in developing innovative courseware and curriculum in healthcare, transportation, and city planning.

Knovel Adds New Mining/Metallurgy Resources to Tech Collection

A company that makes technical information available in digital form for engineers and scientists has expanded its online collection.

NASA Looks for Education Partners

NASA is seeking collaborators to help with its education goals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

MIT Researchers Tackle Challenge of Dropped Calls

Researchers at MIT have developed a new set of protocols to define how a handoff should happen during wireless communication. The findings could eventually help improve cell phone and WiFi performance for users on the move.

New U Illinois Institute Pushes Parallel Computing Research into Double Time

A new institute within the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory will focus on research and development in the area of parallel computing, providing access to resources and infrastructure, teaching students, going after grants, and facilitating partnerships among academia and industry.

Rice U Business Plan Competition Focuses on Tech and Life Sciences

Graduate student teams from colleges and universities around the world will gather at Rice University shortly to vie for a million dollars in prizes to help them pursue start up ideas in technology and life sciences.

Rochester Institute To Repeat Summer Open Source Instructor Training

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York will be encouraging instructors to develop their skills in open source through participation in workshops sponsored by Red Hat.

Neighborhood Wireless Grid Project Gains Support

Rochester Institute of Technology has joined a group of other institutions working to create and commercialize wireless grid network technologies.