Using a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson is building a new Facebook program intended to help middle and high school students learn how to teach themselves.
A push to inspire kids to pursue careers in computers science and other technology and science areas is getting a four-year, $7 million boost at Carnegie Mellon University.
Starting this fall a class at Duke University in Durham, NC will begin experimenting with the use of Apple iPads in student field research.
The University of Missouri has received an equipment grant from IBM to bolster its computational and storage capabilities for bioinformatics research. The grant will add an additional 64 processors and 24 terabytes of storage to the cluster resources run by the Columbia-based university's Bioinformatics Consortium.
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is working with an aircraft company based in Essington, PA to create a navigation and sensor system that would enable a full-sized helicopter to fly at low altitudes while avoiding obstacles.
The University of Arizona and Arizona State University are teaming up to help middle and high school teachers learn how to use new technologies in the classroom.
The national broadband plan promoted in March by the Federal Communications Commission just received a federal boost. A group of national research and education networking organizations will be the recipients of $62.5 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
A laboratory at the University of Toronto has designed and simulated nanosatellite control systems using software from MathWorks. The project to develop the high-performance attitude control systems engaged graduate students working alongside engineers from the Space Flight Laboratory at the university's Institute for Aerospace Studies.
Grant money will be helping graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute turn into "civic scientists"--researchers who apply their science and engineering backgrounds on community-based problems.
A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University is hoping to make headlines with some football wins in coming days. No, they're not part of the FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa. This team is taking on contenders in the RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore.