The Association of American Universities (AAU) has selected eight of its member institutions as project sites for a five-year initiative to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.
The University of New Mexico recently collaborated with a private partner for a senior project in electrical and computer engineering.
University of California, Berkeley has begun construction of its redesigned chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories in Latimer Hall as part of the Chemical Science Laboratories for the 21st Century project. The new chemistry labs will provide students with daily access to advanced lab equipment using the latest technologies, along with a revised curriculum and new methods of teaching and learning.
ATMI, a supplier of advanced materials solutions to the microelectronics industry, has donated $2 million to the University of California, Berkeley to support development of "ultra-low power consuming microelectronic device architecture and design that would enable greater ubiquity of mobile devices."
McMaster University in Ontario is planning to establish a university-wide cloud computing environment and infrastructure for use in integrated health biosystems and bioinformatics research.
Exo Labs has launched the Focus Microscope Camera to link a classroom microscope to an iPad.
New research center to focus on advancements in cyberlearning.
The Obama Administration and a group of corporate and non-profit organizations have banded together to promote the idea of bringing professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into contact with students to encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM.
Adapteva has completed its first Parallella parallel-processing board designed for Linux supercomputing.
NASA is seeking Smallsat technology proposals from American colleges and universities. The agency reported it plans to select 10 total proposals, with project awards ranging from $100,000 for single schools to $150,000 for teams of multiple schools.