STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


U Arizona Grant Promotes Advanced STEM Degrees for Under-Represented Minorities

A National Science Foundation program that funds university efforts to promote advanced-level education for under-represented minorities in STEM fields has just awarded more than a million dollars to the University of Arizona.

Elsevier Opens Latest Engineering Academic Challenge

Elsevier's Engineering Academic Challenge 2016 will begin Oct. 10.

Purdue U, Indianapolis Public Schools to Open STEM Charter School

Indiana-based Purdue University is working with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to build a STEM-focused, charter high school. Purdue Polytechnic High School is scheduled to open next year and it now accepting applications for enrollment.

Brown Student-Developed Module Speeds Archaeological Analysis

A team of participants at Brown University has undertaken a project to expedite archaeological laboratory research with the use of a customized digital recording system.

U Michigan Profs Invite Local Teachers to Help Dig Mastodon Bones

Teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in Tuscola County, MI will join students and professors from the University of Michigan on a dig to excavate the bones of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon.



NYU Tandon Cuts Ribbon on New Makerspace

On September 20, the New York University Tandon School of Engineering formally opened its new MakerSpace.

Cornell U Lands $23 Million for Science and Technology Center

Cornell University received $23 million from the National Science Foundation to build a center on campus that will investigate principles of beam accelerators, which will have applications to other scientific fields like biology, chemistry and physics.

Bay Area Research Universities Partner on Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan have enlisted help from UCSF, UCB and Stanford to build a $600 million biomedical science research center in San Francisco. The facility will use $3 billion over the next decade to cure diseases.

MIT Creates Curriculum for Inaugural Boston STEM Week

During the first week of October, 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

From IoT to IoE: More Ways for Institutions to Connect to Everything

From wearables, to smart objects and environments, to sensor networks, and more, our choices for connecting with the Internet of Things are increasing exponentially. We are now beginning to speak in terms of the Internet of Everything. CT asked Robbie K. Melton, associate vice chancellor for mobile and emerging technologies at the Tennessee Board of Regents, for some advice and insight for higher education institutions as they explore the unique applications of the IoE in education.

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