Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


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.

Maple 16 Adds Improved Visualizations, Algorithms

Maplesoft has released a new version of math software tool Maple, used by scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

$1.3 Million in STEM Grants Available to Ohio Educators, Others

The Dominion Foundation, part of Dominion Resources, one of the largest energy companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for $1.3 million in grants for programs that help students studying science, technology, engineering and math.



Tufts U Sciences Knowledgebase Goes Open Source

Tufts University is taking its enterprise content, course, learning, knowledge, and curriculum management system for health sciences, known as Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), open source.

Rice U 25,000-Core Supercomputer To Power Up in May

Rice University is doubling the number of supercomputing hours it can offer its researchers with the addition of a new IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, which will become operational in May. Rice and IBM are sharing the cost of the system.

Rutgers Launches HPC Center, Plans Expansion by End of Year

Rutgers University is teaming with IBM to launch a new high-performance computing (HPC) center in its newly created Rutgers Discovery Information Institute.

MathFlow 2.0 Extends MathML 3 Support, Adds Geometry Enhancements

Educational software developer Design Science has released a major upgrade to its cross-platform MathFlow product line.

Academy or Art U Students To Design UI for NASA

San Francisco's Academy of Art University is partnering with NASA to design a user interface that astronauts will use in space to control a robot on the ground.