University of California, Riverside is receiving about $2 million to support efforts to retain students in science, technology, engineering, and math, especially underrepresented students. The funding is being provided through the National Science Foundation's STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP).
More than 50 student teams participated in the 12th-annual MATE international student underwater robotics competition, which challenged students to design and build a remotely operated underwater vehicle that can "deploy scientific instruments and remove biofouling organisms from existing equipment installed on the seafloor, among other tasks.
Vernier has partnered with Variable to bring the latter company's iPad-based modular wireless sensor platform, Node, to science classrooms.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Frontier awards totalling nearly $20 million to three multi-university research projects that seek to develop technical solutions to improve computer security.
Hagerstown Community College and Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, MD have partnered to launch a new STEMM Technical Middle College.
Alabama State University and Tuskegee University are joint recipients of a National Science Foundation grant to fund a three-year program to teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses and information and communication technology to students in Montgomery Public Schools and Macon County Schools.
Intercultural understanding through digital exchanges, a crash course on games for learning, and using mobile apps to convert students into "citizen scientists" are three of the topics that will make up the latest round of "mini courses" offered through HP's free Catalyst Academy.
Students in the department of chemistry at New York City College of Technology will have a new tool to help them analyze, graph, and professionally present data.
The College of Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI has received a $500,000 grant to aid in upgrades to its facilities.
Twenty universities and colleges in Texas are offering summer-time STEM camps to students, thanks to the annual largesse of a state agency in charge of workforce development.