News Update :: Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Big Awards Go to Undergraduate Cross-Tech Education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a life sciences research and philanthropic organization, has awarded nearly $86 million in grants to 50 U.S. universities to push the boundaries of undergraduate research in the sciences...

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MIT Grads Win Grant for Solar-Generator from Auto-Parts

Two MIT graduate students in civil and environmental engineering have won a 2006 World Bank Development grant to develop a solar micro-generator that could provide affordable energy to Lesotho, a mountainous African country where just 10 percent of the population has electricity...

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Stanford B-School Launches Podcast on Social Innovation

The Stanford Graduate School of Business launched an audio podcast offering programs addressing what it considers some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges...

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Worcester Poly Wins Federal ‘Areas of Need’ Assistantships

Four computer science faculty members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute received Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) awards from the U.S. Department of Education...

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L.A. Law School to Offer Focus on Computer Game Law

The University of La Verne College of Law, located 40 miles east of Hollywood, is this fall offering its students an academic program in the legal twists and turns of the computer gaming industry...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Five Foreign Universities to Split $1.8 Million from Intergraph

Intergraph Corp. awarded grants for its SmartPlant suite of plant and industrial design software with an estimated commercial lease value of $1,808,350 to five international education institutions in Argentina, Finland, Haiti, and Norway...

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Xerox Funds 10 University Basic Research Projects

Xerox Corp. granted about $200,000 to support 10 new research projects at universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The contributions are among the Xerox Foundation’s $1 million annual contribution to fund research grants and its annual $13 million investment in support of educational and nonprofit initiatives...

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