STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Speak to Go Allows Voice to Direct VR Experiences

A new web program by Google allows users to explore the world in virtual reality (VR) by just speaking the name of a place. Speak to Go is activated by a user’s voice.

Global Initiative to Open 50 Virtual and Augmented Reality Labs

VR First, a global initiative to democratize virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) hardware and software for academic institutions, is planning to open 50 of its VR/AR labs at colleges and universities by the end of this year, in an effort to meet future workforce demands.

UW-Madison Launches Resource Hub for STEM Diversity

The University of Wisconsin-Madison yesterday launched an online hub, the STEM Diversity Network, which highlights local and national STEM diversity news and serves as a central repository for STEM diversity resources spread throughout campus.

STEM Camps for 8-12 Graders Offered at Rice University

Rice University’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity will offer summer camps for middle and high school students aimed at increasing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as future careers. The camps are targeting underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

U North Carolina Launches Creating Scientists Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a five-year project for undergraduate students to give them more hands-on research and collaborative learning opportunities involving "real-world" problems.



African-American Women in Engineering: 'Ignored Potential'

In 2015, less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees went to African-American women. Of the 106,658 engineering bachelor's degrees awarded that year, 937 went to African-American women, just a third of the number that were achieved by African-American men.

UMUC to Offer Free Online Coding Program for Students and Grads

University of Maryland University College students and graduates can sharpen their coding skills at no cost thanks to a new partnership with technology talent development company Revature.

Rochester Institute of Tech Launches Series on Artificial Intelligence

RIT is kicking off a new seminar series focused on connecting the campus’s growing artificial intelligence (AI) community. The series builds off the success of RIT's Move78 retreat last February, and will delve deeper into machine learning, neuromorphic computing, computer vision and other topics.

Howard University to Open Campus at Googleplex

A new campus at Google's corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA expands its partnership with Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C. The “Howard West" campus will enable juniors and seniors in Howard’s computer science (CS) program to stay three months at a time at Google to learn from Howard and Google CS experts.

U Florida to Open IoT Institute for Future Engineers

The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World will facilitate collaboration between resident expert research faculty in the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research and industry professionals in the IoT space.

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