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CodePath, Georgia State University, and Comcast Partner to Offer Computer Science Education to Underserved Students

Technical education nonprofit CodePath, Georgia State University (GSU), and Comcast have partnered to launch CodePath E3 (Emerging Engineer Empowerment), a computer science education program for historically underserved and underrepresented students interested in the technology industry.

NSF Grants $1.3 Million to UCLA Initiative to Fund Arts and Technology Projects Nationwide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.1 million grant to the UCLA-led yearlong Innovation, Culture, and Creativity (ICC) project to "bring together experts and stakeholders from creative and technology fields to develop new opportunities at their intersection," according to the university.

Boise State Cybersecurity Institute Partners with Sophos to Expand Experiential Learning with Latest EDR Solutions

Boise State University’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity has announced a new partnership with cybersecurity-as-a-service provider Sophos, giving Boise State access to Sophos’ endpoint security offerings and adding the latest technology to students' experiential learning, according to a news release.

UTRGV and ORNL: Boosting Research While Building a STEM Talent Pipeline

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has signed an MOU with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to strengthen their research collaborations and establish a program for undergraduate research and education. Here, CT asks UTRGV Senior Vice President for Research Can (John) Saygin how the MOU will be carried out and what its impact may be.

Abilene Christian University Opens Science and Research Center to House Nuclear Research Reactor

Abilene Christian University (ACU) celebrated the grand opening on Sept. 1, 2023, of its Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC), which will house a research molten salt nuclear reactor, currently being designed. The facility will allow graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to "world-class research and groundbreaking technology," the university said.

Google's Tech Equity Collective Introduces Free Black Genius Academy App to Foster Black Tech Talent

The Tech Equity Collective (TEC) was started by Google to assist aspiring Black tech talent and innovation. It creates "culturally informed career pathway programs," Google said, and recently announced the Black Genius Academy (BGA) app.

OpenStax to Release Free Online Organic Chemistry Textbook, Instructional Materials

Rice University’s OpenStax project has announced that on Sept. 12, it will release the complete digital version of Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition, with unlimited free access online to students and faculty.

Arizona State University and Applied Materials Partner to Create $270 Million Materials-to-Fab Center

Arizona State University (ASU) and materials engineering company Applied Materials have announced a joint venture to build a Materials-to-Fab (MTF) research, development, and prototyping center, with over $270 million coming from corporate and state funding.

Microsoft Seeks CS Instructors for Pilot of Visual Studio Code for Education

Microsoft has announced Visual Studio Code for Education, a new computer science instruction platform designed to teach students tools used by professional developers. Microsoft is inviting educators to join the pilot program, try it out in their classrooms in the 2023–24 school year, and provide feedback.

MongoDB University Unveils Partnerships with Underrepresented Groups, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera

MongoDB University has announced new partnerships and initiatives to help close the widening software-development skills gap, according to a news release.