Over the last 10 years, the number of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering awarded to women by American universities has grown by nearly two-thirds. However, according to the latest data available, women still account for only 30 percent of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering.
A community college in Arkansas has given a group of its students the chance to gain experience with an on-campus project to put up new emergency call boxes.
Pennsylvania State University has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Lunar Lion moonlander project, which aims to land on the moon by December 2015.
Four California professors have been awarded a three-year NSF grant to study how the flipped model benefits students.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has renewed its agreement with Dassault Falcon Jet calling for the aeronautics company to collaborate for three more years with the Florida institution on education, research and business projects.
TradingScreen, the MIT Club of New York, the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC and NYCPromise have launched a programming competition for college students.
Two doctoral candidates at the City University of New York Graduate Center recently scored prizes from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a project in which they created a free inquiry-based science curriculum to teach college and high school students how to do modern biological research.
The Florida Department of Education has awarded a STEM research center at Florida State University $14.3 million in new grants to build a professional development program for teachers and build up the state's online collection of science, technology, engineering and math curriculum resources.
A center in North Carolina that develops curriculum, assessments, and other resources for teachers in science, technology, and math subjects has just received a grant to help it create new STEM tools.
A Stanford professor has unveiled a prototype of a scalable virtual lab for use in massive open online courses, at schools with limited lab equipment or even by members of the public.