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U Maryland Opens Netted Outdoor Lab for Drone Research

The University of Maryland has opened an outdoor flight laboratory designed to help researchers studying unmanned aircraft systems.

Online Hub Offers Complete Picture of Higher Ed Finance

Individuals can access a few resources on the project website, including an overview of the total investment in higher ed that draws from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, U.S. Treasury reports for federal taxes, and other data.

Cal State LA Grant to Improve STEM Diversity

The three-year, $464,977 grant will go toward expanding the university's first-year program for undergraduate students in its College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.



NSA Opens Annual Codebreaker Challenge for Students

Last year, the competition drew more than 3,300 students across 481 educational institutions worldwide, with the most participation coming out of Georgia Tech, Dakota State and Carnegie Mellon.

Link between Low Broadband Access and Lower Degree Achievement Noted in Florida

A lack of widely available broadband is correlated to a smaller percentage of residents with college degrees or certificates. That's the suggestion of a presentation made recently in Florida to the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

Elsevier Launches Engineering Academic Challenge

The five-week challenge encourages engineering faculty and librarians to integrate real-world problem solving with STEM education by posing a series of cross-disciplinary questions.

Wearables to See Double-Digit Growth through 2021

Wrist-worn devices will drive the market, according to a new forecast, while "lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and ear-wear, will experience market-beating growth in the years to come."

Community College Students Now Eligible for Micro-scholarships

Raise.me, a performance-based scholarship platform that helps high school students raise funding for college, is now open to community college students interested in transferring to four-year institutions.

Bipartisan Report Advocates Use of Data to Improve Government, Including Education

A government report put into play during the Obama administration is pushing Congress, against privacy objections, to repeal current bans that limit how federally collected education data is used while also putting in place privacy and security protections.

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