Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Florida Poly Adds Microsoft to List of Supporters for New Campus

The newest university in Florida has added Microsoft to its list of "industry partners." When it opens in August, Florida Polytechnic University will focus on STEM topics through two colleges, a college of innovation and technology and a college of engineering.

MakerBot Launches Innovation Centers for Higher Ed

MakerBot, producer of desktop 3D printers, is launching Innovation Centers for universities and businesses in an effort to improve collaboration.

UTeach STEM Teacher Prep Program Expands with $22.5 Million Grant

The National Math and Science Initiative has expanded the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five more universities and will expand again to another five universities in the fall of 2015, bringing the total number of universities implementing the program to 45.

Crowdsourcing RNA Design Beats Doing It by Computer

An "Internet-scale citizen science game" is helping scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and Seoul National University better understand the design rules for creating RNA structures.

Texas A&M System Building Up HPC and Supercomputing in IBM Deal

The Texas A&M University System is engaging with IBM in a wide-ranging agreement that expands the use of IBM technologies by the institution and could station IBM people on campus to work with university researchers.

Science and Engineering Doctorates for Women 'Increasing Rapidly'

Over the last 10 years, the number of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering awarded to women by American universities has grown by nearly two-thirds. However, according to the latest data available, women still account for only 30 percent of doctorates in physical sciences and engineering.

Arkansas Community College Students Help Campus Install Emergency Call Boxes

A community college in Arkansas has given a group of its students the chance to gain experience with an on-campus project to put up new emergency call boxes.

Penn State Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Moonlander

Pennsylvania State University has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its Lunar Lion moonlander project, which aims to land on the moon by December 2015.

Assessing the Flipped Classroom's Impact on Learning

Four California professors have been awarded a three-year NSF grant to study how the flipped model benefits students.

Embry-Riddle Re-Ups with Aeronautics Company

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has renewed its agreement with Dassault Falcon Jet calling for the aeronautics company to collaborate for three more years with the Florida institution on education, research and business projects.