Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Portland State University Receives Testing, Measuring, and Monitoring Equipment Donation

Portland State University has received a donation of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation and equipment worth more than $22,000 to its Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Case Western Adds Product Lifecycle Management to Engineering Program

Case Western Reserve University is adding hands-on smarts to its engineering program with a collaboration involving global product development company PTC and the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Robot Set Helps Teach Math and Science

Can robots teach math? That's what RobotsLab is promoting with the release of its latest robotics product, the Box, a kit of hardware and curriculum intended to teach Algebra 1 and 2, physics, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus for grades seven through 12.

Rennselaer Polytechnic Adds IBM's Watson to Research Team

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) became the first university in the world to obtain a version of IBM's Watson computing system Wednesday.

Stanford U Solves Fluid Dynamics Problem with 1.5 Million-Core Supercomputer

Researchers in Stanford University's Center for Turbulence Research have used a supercomputer with more than 1.57 million processing cores to "solve a complex fluid dynamics problem--the prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine," according to information released by Stanford's School of Engineering.



Altius Education Launches First Beta Course for Helix

Altius Education has debuted its first course for the Helix platform, a learning environment that takes a narrative, storytelling approach to online education, matching students' interests with the information being taught.

$5.4 Million Grants Fund Personalized, Blended Learning Programs

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.

WCET Recognizes Institutions for Innovative Uses of Ed Tech

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has announced the recipients of the 2012 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, which is for colleges, universities, and other organizations that develop exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to address significant problems or needs in higher education.

rSmart Simplifies Kuali Coeus Implementations for Research Administration and Compliance

rSmart, a provider of open source technology services for higher education, has debuted rSmart Kuali Coeus Accelerator, new software to assist with the implementation of Kuali Coeus.

Brown U Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant To Develop Better Analytical Tools for Big Data

Computer scientists at Brown University have been granted $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to develop new computer algorithms and statistical methods to analyze large, complex datasets.