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Carnegie Mellon Engineering Prof Teaches Materials Science with Minecraft

An assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is using Minecraft to teach her students about the properties of building materials.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Morgan State U Wins $750,000 Grant to Improve STEM Equity

The grant comes from Intel's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Grant Program, a part of the company's diversity in technology initiative, which is designed to improve the representation of black students in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campus Technology Announces 2017 Impact Award Honorees

Campus Technology has officially announced the recipients of its 2017 Impact Awards. After a nomination process that brought in submissions from all over the world, 10 honorees were selected in five categories.



Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

Requiring College Exams Boosts Enrollment

New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.

U Texas Austin Wrangles Next-Gen Petascale Supercomputer

The University of Texas at Austin recently introduced its newest supercomputer. Stampede2, as it's called, is intended to serve as the flagship at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and will be available to tens of thousands of researchers across the country.

Sierra College to Build Up Makerspaces with $350,000 Grant

California's Sierra College is investing in makerspaces with a $350,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

ClearScholar Integrates Salesforce to Make Campus Apps More Student-Centric

ClearScholar has partnered with Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, to help drive mobile connectedness on campus and boost self-advocacy for students.

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