Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Initiative Launched To Get Freshmen Interested in STEM Majors

A group of 10 colleges and universities have signed on to a new initiative to encourage incoming freshmen to consider majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

White House Debuts $240 Million in New STEM Commitments

President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.

FACE Wins $5 Million Grant To Improve College Completion Rates

The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.

Improving STEM Ed through Sleep

A new multidisciplinary project from the University of Arizona will encourage elementary students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math by involving them in research involving their own sleep patterns.

NASA Invites College Students To Help People Get to Mars

Even as NASA is culling through volunteers willing to sign on to head to Mars, a trip that could be one-way, it is also hoping to woo college students to help it design critical systems for that same journey and other space travel.



Preschoolers Practice Programming with Help from MIT

Is it possible to teach programming concepts to a four-year-old? A research project at MIT is examining just that question.

MIT Shares Progress on Innovation Initiative

Six months after kicking off its "Innovation Initiative," MIT recently revisited the school-wide effort to hear about progress.

U South Alabama Reengineers Administrative Processes for Research

The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."

Public Policy Contest Prods Graduate Student Systems Thinking

This month 181 graduate students from 93 institutions put their systems thinking into action during a first-of-its-kind competition.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Opens Internship Program for High School Students

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is now accepting applications for the 2015 SDSC Research Experience for High School Students summer program, which runs from June 22 to August 14 at SDSC.