Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Knovel Challenge Tests Engineering Research Capabilities

A company that provides access to technical information for engineers is nearing the end of its annual competition that encourages engineering students to answer questions for a chance to win prizes, such as an iPad 2 and cash.

MentorNet Expands Program to All Science Engineering Students

MentorNet, a nonprofit organization that matches students majoring in engineering and science with volunteer mentors, is expanding its program to include any students in these fields, especially women and minorities.

Indiana U Sets Up Secure Community Research Cloud

A consortium of universities will be using a cloud-based high performance computing system based in secure premises. A partnership between Indiana University and HPC vendor Penguin Computing will help researchers get around concerns about where the shared equipment delivering their services is kept.

 A tutor helps students with an assignment in the CIS Sandbox.

From Computer Lab to Sandbox

Under Mark Frydenberg’s direction, the old, traditional Computer Information Systems laboratory at Bentley University has been transformed into a unique “Sandbox” with state-of-the art technology-enhanced collaboration spaces--both physical and virtual--that support formal and informal learning and discovery.

Cornell Launches Private Cloud for Research

Cornell University has launched an on-demand research computing service available to scientists inside and outside of the institution.

U New Brunswick Looks To Advance Learning Technologies Through Collaboration with Cisco

The University of New Brunswick is establishing a new Cisco Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies to promote, support, and lead innovation at the university through industry-linked projects.

Johns Hopkins Math Options Add Up with New Licensing

Johns Hopkins University has recently signed on for a "total academic headcount" license of MATLAB and Simulink, software from MathWorks for technical computing and modeling and design.

NCWIT Trying To Increase Number of Women in Technology Field

A program by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is looking to graduate 1,000 additional women with information technology-related degrees by next year.

Stanford Teacher Ed Program To Help Recruit 230 STEM Teachers

The Stanford Teacher Education Program has agreed to recruit and prepare 230 top-notch science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K-12 teachers over the next five years through its elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs.

Internet2 and ESnet Span Country with 100 Gigabit Network

The promise of 100 Gbps data transfer in the United States just got more real with completion of a transcontinental network that delivers 8.8 terabits of capacity.