Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

The University of Iowa recently opened its new $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center, which sports what it claims is a first for the state: a green roof.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Learn 3D Image Tricks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new photo editing system that allows users to take objects in 2D images and turn them into 3D models that can be turned over and flipped around, exposing sides that are not part of the original image.

Renovations Create 'Most Advanced Instructional Facility' at Nebraska-Lincoln

One of the oldest buildings on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus has been turned into one of its most innovative.

Cornell Xray Imaging Lab Uses Kickstarter To Provide Low Cost Advanced 3D Imaging

The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.

MIT Offers STEM Institute for Middle School Students

Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts thanks to a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.



University of Houston Intervention Program Focuses on Struggling Bio Students

A successful intervention program at the University of Houston is funneling resources to faculty development and curricular improvements to keep students from failing or dropping intro and general biology courses.

3d printing in education

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

While colleges and universities have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

Stanford Aeronautics Classmates Build Their Own Drones

Student teams in a 10-week class at Stanford University's School of Engineering build a drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle, then compete with one another to use it.

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

Texas State U Awarded $15 Million for STEM Professional Development

Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers thanks to a $15 million grant from NASA.