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UC Merced Hosts Summer STEM Academy for Central Valley Students

In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.

Vanderbilt U Teams Develops Energy Harvester for Wearable Devices

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a machine that could be placed in your clothes to harvest energy from the movement of your body and charge electronic devices.

IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

Communication is far and away the most relevant job skill for engineers to have for success with the Internet of Things, according to a survey of IEEE engineers.

Research: IT Spending to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.



Blackboard Intros Mobile App for Instructors

Blackboard today unveiled Blackboard Instructor, a mobile app designed to help faculty manage their courses, engage students and complete course-related activities inside and outside the classroom.

MIT Turns Campus into Green Lab with Sustainability Incubator Fund

MIT's Office of Sustainability (MITOS) has chosen the recipients for the first round of grants from its Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund. Four multi-departmental projects will share in $200,000 as they use the campus as a lab for sustainable design, management and operations.

Acrobatiq Adds New Course Authoring and Analytics Capabilities

An upgrade to Acrobatiq's adaptive learning and analytics platform boasts enhancements to the Acrobatiq Smart Author digital publishing application as well as improvements to the Acrobatiq learning analytics engine.

2 Cornell U Teams Land up to $15 Million to Study AI, Autonomous Systems

Two research groups at Cornell University were recently awarded grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) of up to $7.5 million each to study artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

Southern Connecticut State U: Experiences on Campus Are Key Predictor of Academic Success

A 10-year data analysis at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that campus experiences are more important than student demographics when it comes to retention and student success.

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