Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Physics Instructors Try New Teaching Methods, but Few Stick with Them

A study by researchers at Western Michigan University and the University of Colorado - Boulder found that although physics teachers are willing to try innovative teaching techniques in introductory physics courses, many revert to traditional teaching approaches in short order.

Creating Tech Programs Industry Wants

With the demand for STEM skills growing, community colleges play a key role in preparing students for local industry needs. CT looks at three ways schools are training the next generation of tech employees.

Researchers Tackle How Cars Can Share Data via WiFi

As automakers continue working on the best approach for adding communications technology to their cars, a project involving researchers from MIT, Georgetown University, and the National University of Singapore will help ensure that WiFi has a fighting chance against other pricier offerings.

Oxford Supercomputer Goes Heavy on Graphics Processing

A consortium led by the University of Oxford has just taken a new supercomputer online that has greater graphical processing power than any other machine in the United Kingdom.

MIT Mechanics online sample problem

MIT Prof Offers Free Online Intro to Newtonian Mechanics

MIT Professor of Physics David Pritchard is running a free online physics course this summer to help teachers and students brush up on their knowledge.

Syracuse U iSchool Takes Students Hands-on with Large-Scale Enterprise Deployments

IBM and Syracuse University are partnering to provide students with hands-on opportunities to learn about deployments of large-scale global enterprise information systems.

World Science Festival 'Innovation Square' Showcases Science and Technology Research

Children and adults get to test drive the latest innovations in robotics, multiplayer gaming, and education technology at this year's World Science Festival.

MSEIP Grants Fuel STEM Programs at Predominantly Minority Colleges

The United States Department of Education has awarded grants to "predominantly minority" colleges and universities looking to effect "long-range improvement in science and engineering education."

Windows Azure Bandwidth Fees Waived for Internet2 Research Universities

Microsoft and Internet2 have struck an agreement to open up the Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Internet2 member universities.

Biology Informatics Platform Aims To Improve Research Workflow

PerkinElmer has launched the new Ensemble for Biology informatics platform and made it available to members of the academic and commercial biological research community.