Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Cornell Launches Prototype Challenge for Engineering Students

Cornell University is collaborating with a private partner to launch a six-month entrepreneurial competition.

NEF Initiates 2 Programs To Improve Digital Skills of U.S. Students and Workers

The National Education Foundation will fund a new digital literacy initiative and an adopt-a-school program designed to help businesses train their workers and enhance the skills of American students.

Want To Draw Women into CS and Engineering? Broaden the Stereotypes

The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

Penn State Commits $30 Million to 'Invent' Program

The Pennsylvania State University system is kicking off a major initiative to spur economic development. President Eric Barron has announced a multi-year $30 million investmen

Out of High School Men Liked Math and Science More Than Women

When asked to indicate how much they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, "I like mathematics/science," or "Mathematics/science is one of my favorite subjects," male high school graduates were more likely to agree than female graduates.



Institutional R&D Spending Up, No Thanks to Feds

Funding for institutional research rose ever so slightly in the most recent data, though the amount covered by the federal government once again took a dip.

Maryville U Gets Grant To Develop New STEM Curriculum

A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

New Program To Support Women in Data Science Field

A new program beginning this fall at Mount Holyoke and Smith College aims to develop women professionals in the field of data science.

Online Game Woos Students to Scientific Process

A new online multiuser game — the first of two developed by two universities and NASA — is designed to help persuade middle and high school students to immerse themselves in science.