Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


U Colorado Boulder Tutorial Uses Video Games To Teach Coding

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder has launched a tutorial to help students, teachers and others create a 3D video game in an effort to generate interest in computer programming.

Amazon's Push in Education

In this interview with Campus Technology, Amazon Web Services General Manager Steve Halliwell reveals two new AWS services that will have an impact on education, explains why long-term data storage is becoming a challenge for researchers and shares his thoughts about the importance of "democratizing" infrastructure for students to transform education.

UTeach Initiative Aims To Improve STEM Ed with Mobile Tech

The UTeach Institute, a teacher preparation organization launched by the University of Texas at Austin, has launched a program designed to help aspiring teachers use mobile devices to encourage student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.

Snapshot: Federal Higher Ed R&D Spending by Agency

Federal funding for university research and development has fallen off for the first time since 1974. Two agencies accounted for the decline.



Businesses and Nonprofits Increase Higher Ed R&D Spending as Federal and State Contributions Decline

Businesses and nonprofit organizations increased their contributions to higher education R&D in fiscal 2012 while state and federal contributions dipped.

Cornell Software Course Gets Boost from Facebook

Cornell University has launched a new course, Open-Source Software Engineering, designed in collaboration with Facebook to provide students hands-on experience with software development and collaboration with geographically dispersed teams.

High Career Turnover Rates for Women in STEM Fields: Inhospitable Environment a Factor

Fifty percent of women working in STEM careers leave their field for other occupations in the first 12 years of their career, compared to only 20 percent of professional women in non-STEM fields, according to a new study from researchers at Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin.

MIT, Notre Dame, UT San Antonio Help Build Hybrid Cloud Environment for Education

Researchers at MIT, UT San Antonio and Notre Dame are collaborating with Internet2 and Rackspace Hosting to build a new OpenStack-optimized hybrid cloud environment designed to help the research and education community use the cloud for big data research.

CMU Computer Understands Images with Minimal Human Assistance

NEIL is watching and learning. NEIL is the Never Ending Image Learner computer program at Carnegie Mellon University. Since late July, NEIL has been running 24 hours a day, searching the Web for images, identifying and labeling objects in the images, and attempting to make associations between those objects with minimal assistance from people.