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Florida University's Hackathon Adds Crash Courses in Tech

A Florida university's computer club added a day of crash courses to its annual hackathon.

RepRap Recyclebot Turns Plastic into 3D Filament for $700

An open source project at Michigan Technological University can turn waste plastic into high-quality 3D printing filament.

Deadline Looms for $75,000 STEM/STEAM Grant

The deadline for American Honda Foundation’s STEM grant is fast approaching. Each year, the organization awards grants of $20,000 to $75,000 for STEM and STEAM education projects, with an average of 27 grants awarded annually.

West Virginia U Gathering 'Swarm' of Undergrads for Collaborative Robotics Research

"Swarm" is the theme of a new initiative at West Virginia University, which will run a robotics research experience for undergraduates in the region. Each summer for the next three years, eight undergraduate students — mostly from Appalachia — will be selected to participate in robotics research using real-world problems.

New Udacity Nanodegree Teaches the Language of Self-Driving Cars

Udacity is launching a new Nanodegree program on the foundations of C++, the programming language used to code self-driving cars, robotics and other complex autonomous and artificial intelligence software systems.

College Builds Out Robotics Center of Excellence

A Connecticut college has worked with a national IT company to create a robotics center to train workers in the state. Goodwin College in Hartford teamed up with RGBSI to launch a robotics and automation center of excellence, to support education in advanced manufacturing technology.

Exploring Digital Fluency at Penn State University

At Penn State University, campus conversations once centered on digital literacy. Now, they’re focused on digital fluency.

Arizona State Launches Master's in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering have introduced a new two-year master's degree program in robotics and autonomous systems. The course of study launched on Jan. 7 and, according to the university, is just one of a handful in the country specializing in the subjects.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

U Akron Teacher College Opens STEM Education Center

An Ohio education college has established a new center to help teachers attain STEM professional development. The Urban STEM Education Center at the University of Akron's College of Education will also conduct research and evaluate STEM education programs at the local, state and federal levels.

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