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Jobs Report: 97 Percent of Flatiron School Graduates Land Jobs

While two major coding bootcamps shut down recently, another released its latest jobs report — boasting a 99 graduation rate and 97 percent hire rate for job-seeking students.

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change

A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.

Grant Spotlight: American Association of University Women STEM Equity Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering one- and two-year grants, with extra consideration for proposals involving schools, designed to address the needs of girls and women or to educate the public on related issues.

U North Texas Lands Funding to Launch Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab

The University of North Texas recently landed funding from a private partner to develop new analytics techniques.



Carnegie Mellon Debuts Initiative to Combine Disparate AI Research

The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University has launched CMU AI, a new initiative designed to connect work on artificial intelligence across seven departments within the school.

MIT Researchers Aim to Bring Neural Networks to Smartphones

Last year, a team led by Vivienne Sze, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, developed an energy-efficient chip designed for neural networks that might allow them to run on smartphones.

Stanford Launches Platform Lab for Centralized Control of Autonomous Cars, Drones

A team of faculty at Stanford University has launched the Platform Lab, a new initiative that aims to develop infrastructure to control swarms of devices, such as drones or autonomous vehicles.

Research: Improve Gender Equity in STEM by Emphasizing Environmental Protection

New research from Cornell University suggests that colleges and universities might be able to improve the representation of women in STEM fields by playing up the relation of those fields to the environment.

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers

Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.

NASA BIG Ideas Challenge Seeks Concepts for Solar Power on Mars

NASA has launched the BIG Ideas Challenge asking college students to submit ideas for efficient, reliable and cost-effective solar energy systems that can work on Mars day and night.

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