Pennsylvania's Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research has been awarded a $150,000 National Science Foundation grant designed to help the state's colleges and universities support scientific applications and research through network infrastructure.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.
A new project based at the University of California, Davis will research just what an article processing charge (APC) model would actually cost large North American institutions.
President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.
The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.
The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.
Vishal Monga, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, is working on a method of analyzing images, audio files, videos and documents to prevent piracy, and he plans to develop a video game to help his students test piracy methods in an effort to combat the illegal online activity.
MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.
The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."
A new regional research data center is scheduled to open at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in fall 2015.