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New 'Social Good' Google Program Offers Funding for AI, Machine Learning Projects

Google has set aside a $25 million pool to fund research work by schools and other organizations using machine learning for "social good."

South Carolina Offering Free Online Coding Courses for All Residents

South Carolina has introduced free coding education for all of its residents through an agreement between the state's Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, a nonprofit that generates internships, apprenticeships and other education endeavors in innovative fields.

Fostering Tech Skills Through Community Outreach

A program at the University of Texas at El Paso is transforming the K-industry pipeline through hands-on STEAM experiences — and giving college students a chance to contribute to local schools.

Woz U to Deliver Tech Education Through U North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs. The institution is including the courses provided by Steve Wozniak's education company as part of its "personal & professional development" catalog.

Researchers to Explore Flipped Teaching in STEM Courses

A research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.



Report: Increased Access to Emerging Tech Key to Student Success

While students are starting to gain more access to augmented/virtual reality headsets and 3D printers, a new report from Educause says ensuring access to these technologies is important to students' academic success.

New MIT College of Computing to Boost AI Research Across the Institution

A new College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on the global opportunities and challenges of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million gift from Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, will nearly double MIT's academic capabilities in computing and AI, adding 50 new faculty positions within the college and jointly with other departments across the institution.

Students to Learn App Design with Swift Programming Online

Genesys Works teamed up with Columbia College Chicago Online to deliver online Swift coding programs for local students, using K-12 curriculum created by Apple for its Everyone Can Code initiative and resources created by the college.

ED Grant Allows UC Davis to Lead Expansion of Open Textbooks

A $4.9 million grant will enable the University of California, Davis and a consortium of other institutions to build out a set of open textbooks intended for chemistry and career and technical education courses. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education awarded the four-year grant as part of an open textbooks pilot program, which was funded by Congress as part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

How the College of Staten Island Is Fostering Innovation in New York City’s Once Forgotten Borough

Through a technology incubator and a planned engineering makerspace, the College of Staten Island is forging partnerships with tech-based startups and building a culture of innovation both on campus and in the local community.

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