Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


MIT Students Get a Taste of Programming for Autonomous Vehicles

Every January for four weeks MIT students, faculty, staff and alumni have the chance to partake of "independent activities period" where they get to try out lectures series, how-to sessions, contests and other activities that strike their fancy. This January, a joint program offered by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Lincoln Laboratory gave participants an opportunity to learn how to program autonomous algorithms for driving cars without human intervention.

Hack Reactor Opens New MakerSquare Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

UC Riverside Expands Online Engineering Degree Programs

Through a partnership with Pearson, the University of California at Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is growing its online engineering degree programs, adding specializations in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Environmental Engineering Systems (Water), Materials at the Nanoscale, and Mechanical Engineering.

Universities Share $3.2 Million To Improve STEM Teaching Skills

The 22 institutions of higher education associated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning will get the funding to train and mentor graduate students preparing to become college instructors themselves.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.



Cooke Foundation Grants $1.6 Million to STEM Programs for Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.

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.