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OER Pioneer OpenStax Launches Personalized Learning Tool for 3 Courses

The Rice University non-profit that has released almost two-dozen free textbooks into academia is beta-testing a new personalized learning system that works with its materials.

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.

Texas A&M Lands $1.6 Million to Study Algorithmic Decision Making

Researchers at Texas A&M University have landed a $1.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate algorithmic reasoning.

SoftwareOne Debuts New Tech and Services Portal for Academic Institutions

Portfolio management provider SoftwareOne has launched the SoftwareOne Academic Portal 2.0, an updated version of its software, services and platforms portal for education institutions and non-profits.



Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $2 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM teaches educators as well as librarians how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

Vernier Providing Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

Formstack Launches Multi-User Collaborative Workflows

Formstack, an online form builder solution, recently introduced a set of automation tools that enable multiple individuals in an organization to manage forms and track progress across departments.

MIT, Stanford Researchers Demo 3D Computing Chips Capable of Storage and Computing

The new chips, developed by a team led by Max Shulaker, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, use carbon nanotubes instead of silicone to build chips that can be created at temperatures below 200 degrees Celsius and can thus be stacked.

75 American Public Libraries Launch STEM Ed Programs for Underserved Communities

Seventy-five public libraries located in the United States have been chosen to receive resources, training and support to bring STEM education opportunities to patrons.

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