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7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Adaptive Bio Course for Non-Majors Finds Success with Simulation, Virtual Field Trips

A recent analysis of the use of BioBeyond, an introductory college biology course that uses simulations, virtual field trips and adaptive technology, showed better learning outcomes than the use of traditional instruction.

UCLA Researchers Land $8.3 Million To Share Miniscope for Neuroscience

Dubbed the miniscope, the device is open-sourced, can be built from online instructions and has been put to use in at least 200 labs around the world so far.

STEM Degrees Draw Top Salaries, but So Do Others

Computer science and other STEM studies aren't the end-all/be-all for career success. Visual art, sociology, business management and even journalism degrees can help their recipients earn quite respectable salaries.



Campus Management Acquires 5 Hobsons Product Lines

Campus Management is building out its constituent relationship and application management portfolio with the acquisition of five product lines from Hobsons: Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect and Retain.

Rhode Island OER Celebrates First Birthday with Savings of $870K

Just a year after introducing a project to embed the use of open educational resources into higher education, the state of Rhode Island announced that it has saved students $870,000 in textbook costs.

Rochester Institute of Tech Opens Center Focused on 'Computing Science for All'

A new initiative at RIT is working to change how CS is introduced to learners.

Report: Spending on AI and Cognitive Systems to Grow 50 Percent Yearly Through 2021

Expert shopping advisors and product recommendations will be the use case to see the fastest growth throughout the period, at 96.6 percent CAGR, with public safety and emergency response close behind at 96.2 percent and intelligent processing automation holding the third spot at 69.2 percent CAGR.

Delaware Tech CC Lands $1 Million to Develop Gene Editing Curriculum

Community college students in Delaware will soon have the opportunity to learn about gene editing thanks to a $1 million advanced technological education grant from the National Science Foundation.

University Innovation Alliance Boosts Low-Income Grads 25 Percent

Launched in 2014, the UIA is a collection of 11 public research universities aiming to increase the number of degrees awarded and the socioeconomic diversity of graduates by identifying and replicating promising innovations.

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