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Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

Indiana U Service Takes Single Application for Multiple Campuses

Besides paying one application fee, the candidate also needs to provide just a single copy of a transcript and official test scores and submit one essay.

ThirdEye Debuts 3-Screen AR System for Education

When wearers look straight ahead, the view is clear; they see what's in front of them. With a turn to the left, wearers view a video screen allowing them to communicate with and view a remote person. With a turn to the right, users see "data" screens, displaying instruction.

U Penn Initiative Taps Earth Networks for Advanced Weather Data Research

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and around the world will now have access to advanced weather and lightning data, thanks to a collaboration between the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and weather data company Earth Networks.



Student Loan Data Targeted in Instances of Credential Abuse; No Prosecutions Planned

Employees at a private firm are alleged to have tampered with a federal student loan database, but prosecutors are not bringing charges against the individuals involved.

Stampede2 Supercomputer Launches at Texas Advanced Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin now runs the most powerful supercomputer at any higher education institution in the country, and researchers nationwide can tap its processing power for small- and large-scale data analysis.

Who's Worth More: the Administrator or the Professor?

"How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight" provides a set of baselines allowing public and private non-profit institutions to compare the ratio of their spending on administration relative to spending on instruction.

Penn State World Campus Taps VR for Educating Teachers

A project at Penn State World Campus immersed teachers into a virtual classroom as part of a graduate-level special education course. Students could use a virtual reality headset to watch 360-degree videos or view them as regular videos on YouTube.

Report: Students Spending Less on Course Materials

This academic year, the average cost of college students' required course materials dropped to $579, down from $602 last year and $701 in 2007-2008, according to a new report from the National Association of College Stores.

Bill Aims to Re-Train Blue Collar Workers for Security Jobs

Three Democratic representatives have introduced a bill intended to promote retraining of industrial workers to enable them to take cybersecurity jobs. The "New Collar Jobs Act" would include loan forgiveness for students, tax credits for employers and other perks.

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