Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Deal with Carnegie Mellon Pits Uber Against Google

A new advanced technology center in Pittsburgh will bind Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers to Uber in development of driverless vehicles and other projects.

$5 Million Grant Expanding VIP Big-Team, Big-Scale, Long-Term Research Program

The money will fund expansion of the Vertically Integrated Projects curricular approach, which mixes engineering instruction with research through multidisciplinary teams of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.

Duke Opens Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.

Vernier Debuts Tools To Demonstrate Key Engineering Concepts

Vernier has launched new teaching materials and devices designed to help students of all ages understand the principles behind construction and engineering.

3D Printer Challenge Now Accepting Educational Models as Entries

A competition to find the best educational models in 3D printing will accept entries through March 18.



OpenCloudMesh Project Connects Private Research Clouds To Facilitate Collaboration

ownCloud has initiated a project that connects private research clouds to facilitate collaboration, communication and testing, while maintaining the security of those private clouds.

Students Vie To Over-Engineer in 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The winning team used a giant gumball machine, a tennis ball, a falling hammer, a bowling ball, a fry pan, tubes and tracks and lightbulbs, a tiny boxing glove and a plastic shark, along with multiple other accessories, all as the most elaborate scheme possible for zipping up a zipper.

What Does Privacy 'Look' Like? Carnegie Mellon Project Seeks Drawings

"It's a fascinating view into what people think about privacy," said project lead Lorri Cranor. "With the little kids, you can see doors, bedrooms and pulling the blankets over their heads." Teens and adults show more concern about government surveillance and overexposure on social networks.

College Network Transforming Science Gains Momentum

Work is moving forward on a "smart science network" intended to transform how science is taught and learned.

UT Austin Wins IBM Watson Competition

The University of Texas at Austin has won IBM's Watson University Competition, which challenged teams of students to identify and solve an industry-specific challenge using the Watson cognitive computing system.