The Office of Digital Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected eight projects to receive funding through the first MITx Grant Program.
NASA has selected five higher education institutions to share in $6 million as part of its Minority University Research and Education Project, an initiative that aims to provide educator training and expand science, technology, engineering and math course offerings.
Engineers from the University of California Los Angeles Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have won a $1.62 million grant to build a hybrid energy storage system.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a grant worth nearly $1 million over three years to study how students' reading levels affect their comprehension of science texts.
At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program.
VideoBlocks will award two $10,000 grants as part of its new Digital Media Action Grant program, designed to fund research into how digital content can help students build 21st century skills.
Concerned that a bill from two United States senators proposing the use of as few as two questions to determine financial eligibility for college will gain traction, a national organization of financial aid professionals has presented an alternative for simplifying the process of applying for financial aid.
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation is launching a new cross-school institute to advance the development of machine learning algorithms for energy systems.