Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

The 6 Major Barriers Standing in the Way of Educational Change

As administrators shift priorities away from the mission of education, the role of faculty-as-teacher is diminishing, and the consequences for the profession look to be getting rapidly more severe.

Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

Notre Dame Repository To Preserve Research Big Data

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has opened up a major research repository and portal to allow its community to preserve the digital assets and data from research for "decades."