By the end of the 30-year-old film classic Back to the Future Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown persuades buddy Marty McFly and Marty's girlfriend Jennifer Parker to join him in his flying DeLorean time machine to help their future children. The day they arrive (in film two) is October 21, 2015. So MIT professors thought it made sense to use Back to the Future as the theme for this year's annual competition that marks the end of their mechanical engineering course 2.007 (design and manufacturing).
The annual Cornell University Game Design Showcase allows the public to try out games designed by students over the last school year.
Northwestern University and Teradata held their second annual data mining hackathon on April 29.
Brigham Young University will host its third annual Chem Open Lab Day May 9 and 16 in an effort to encourage students in grades 7-12 to pursue an education in chemistry.
The University of California, Riverside has received a grant of nearly $4.5 million as part of NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project.
Base 11 has initiated its STEM Revolution program at West Los Angeles College, hoping to stir interest among community college students in STEM subjects.
The University of Maryland and MakerBot have opened a MakerBot Innovation Center at the university's A. James Clark School of Engineering to provide UMD students and faculty with access to 3D printers for prototyping, model-making and small-scale creative and manufacturing projects.
This Friday the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will share with anybody who wants to come by some of the most intriguing research projects from 10 disciplines and centers on campus.
A project going on at Stanford University offers the promise of allowing online students and others with an interest to perform live biology experiments over the Internet.
An astronomy project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made inroads on two questions: how to track neutral hydrogen in the "distant" universe and how to scale up the capacity to maintain and manage the data generated through such work.