Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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.

Microsoft Pushes STEM Acceleration Funded by Immigration Revamp

In a wide-ranging push for policy change, Microsoft has taken up the call to increase the number of STEM graduates in the United States over the long haul while also calling for H-1B visa reform to fill a perceived gap of science, technology, engineering, and math talent in the short-term.

U Texas Arlington Adds Partner Hospital to Support Accelerated BSN Program

The College of Nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) has partnered with HCA Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio to boost the number of students in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

MIT Auto-Sensing System Maps Emergency Sites

Researchers at MIT have developed the prototype for a "wearable sensor system" that can create a digital map of an environment as the person wearing the system moves through the building.

Students Get Hands-On Experience with Nanoscience Program

A new nanoscience program, funded by the National Science Foundation, enables students to build and manipulate nanoscale structures without the need for a cleanroom.

UCSF Automates Conflict of Interest Management

The University of California, San Francisco, which is dedicated exclusively to the health sciences, will automate its conflict of interest disclosure process to comply with new National Institute of Health (NIH) COI disclosure regulations.

Readyforce Campus Tour To Connect Tech Students with Online Companies

A firm that aims to help startup and technology companies connect with college students for internships and employment will shortly be taking to the road in a 25-campus tour to introduce its new service to potential student users.

Physics Instructors Try New Teaching Methods, but Few Stick with Them

A study by researchers at Western Michigan University and the University of Colorado - Boulder found that although physics teachers are willing to try innovative teaching techniques in introductory physics courses, many revert to traditional teaching approaches in short order.