Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


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."

Deal with Carnegie Mellon Pits Uber Against Google

A new advanced technology center in Pittsburgh will bind Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers to Uber in development of driverless vehicles and other projects.

$5 Million Grant Expanding VIP Big-Team, Big-Scale, Long-Term Research Program

The money will fund expansion of the Vertically Integrated Projects curricular approach, which mixes engineering instruction with research through multidisciplinary teams of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.

Duke Opens Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.