Institutions that find technology-based solutions to higher education challenges are rewarded with the annual awards program.
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.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.
Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.
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.