Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U Kicks Off Real World Design Challenge

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has released the details of next year's Real World Design Challenge scenario.

RIT Takes Community Mapping Project to Rwandan High School Students

In a two-year pilot project, led by the Rochester Institute Technology, Rwandan high school students are taking part in a geographic information systems curriculum that puts them in the role of scientist as they collect and analyze data using Android-based phones and tablets.

U Bedfordshire Building Researcher Repository with Social Networking

Technology experts at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom are launching a site specifically for academics that will act as a research repository with social networking features.

Brown To Host Wikipedia 'Edit-a-Thon' for STEM Equity

Brown University will host an "edit-a-thon" October 15 to help students and other interested individuals create or expand Wikipedia pages for women scientists.

U Chicago, Northwestern Open Professional Development Network for Women in STEM

Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have joined forces to open a professional development program for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).



Federal Research Funding Drops 9 Percent in Latest Data

New data reveal that annual federal funding for research has dropped 9 percent in the post-stimulus era, losing about $6 billion after 2010, with no overall improvement expected at least through 2013.

Carnegie Mellon U Project Aims To Improve the Web for People with Disabilities

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have received a $748,000 grant to develop methods for improving the Web and cloud applications for people with disabilities.

UNIT4 Releases Agresso Research Costing and Pricing

UNIT4, the maker of the Agresso Education ERP suite, has released a costing and pricing tool for university research projects that was developed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

Texas A&M, UT Austin Bring Geosciences to High Schools

The DIG Texas program has received federal funding to bring its activities to the high school level. DIG Texas is a statewide, multi-institutional effort — led by Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin — whose aim is to increase diversity in geosciences and to give teachers in Texas training and resources to teach geosciences more effectively.

12 Programs Receive STEM Grants To Encourage Minority Participation

The United States Department of Education has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to 10 colleges and universities under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.