Grants, Funding & Awards

College Abacus Unveils College Search Tool for Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.

Deep Learning Privacy Research Gets Google Go-Ahead

Two professors, one from Penn State and the other at Cornell University, have received grants from Google to research privacy issues connected to "deep learning."

U of Arizona Experiments With Multiple Classroom Configurations

A classroom at the University of Arizona is part of a study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Universities Draw Big Bucks for Nanoscale Research

Sixteen universities have been named to lead research centers to study nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

Comcast Extends Internet Essentials to Low-Income Community College Students in Illinois

Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.

Texas A&M Prof Gets $3.5-Million To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.

Maker Movement To Get Professional Makeover in Midwest

The culture of "making" and its potential to revive manufacturing and drive the national economy is getting National Science Foundation attention.

Indiana Schools Expand Footprint in Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Two Indiana universities will be tapping into an amply funded federal program designed to expand the nation's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing sector.

WCET Selects WOW Winners

Institutions that find technology-based solutions to higher education challenges are rewarded with the annual awards program.

Olin College-Built SnotBot Soon To Start Collecting

The partnership between Olin College and the Ocean Alliance intended to use drone technology — the "bot" — to collect samples of blow — the "snot" — from whales has succeeded in reaching and exceeding its Kickstarter goal of $225,000.