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  • USRA Infusion Looks To Give STEM a Boost

    With an eye on increasing the number of students interested in science, technology and engineering degrees, the Universities Space Research Administration (USRA) has secured $10 million from NASA to manage, enhance, and expand the Education Associates Program (EAP).More
  • Energy Dept. Commits $777 Million to Energy Frontier Research Centers

    The United States Department of Energy recently announced that it will establish 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers through its Office of Science to "accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy." The department is committing $777 million over the next five years to the effort.More
  • UMF Green Pledges Could Save 3,000 Tons of Carbon Annually

    The University of Maine Farmington beat out 18 other colleges nationwide in a Climate Savers competition to recruit faculty, students, and staff to pledge to commit to sustainable computing practices. The university won with more than 24 percent of the campus community pledging to power down their computers and buy an Energy Star-qualified computer for their next PC purchase.More
  • Arizona State and Advent Solar Team To Develop Next-Gen Solar Technology

    Tempe-based Arizona State University and Albuquerque, NM-based Advent Solar are forming a partnership to advance solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.More
  • Clemson U Center To Use Ansys Software for Engineering Simulations

    Clemson University in South Carolina will be deploying Ansys software as its preferred solution for engineering simulation in the Computational Center for Mobility Systems. The center's mission is to foster commercial innovation in automotive and other "mobility" industries, such as aviation/aerospace and energy. Its researchers work with commercial and government organizations in the area of engineering simulation.More
  • ITT Educational Services To Acquire Daniel Webster College

    Publicly traded ITT Educational Services, which operates 106 technical institutes in 37 states, reported that it has entered into an agreement to buy Daniel Webster College. Daniel Webster currently serves about 1,200 students on its 52-acre campus in Nashua, NH and at an additional location in Portsmouth, NH. ITT has 65,000 students. Financial terms weren't disclosed.More
  • Japanese Auto Tech Students Design Winning Race Cars with Pro/Engineer

    A formula racing team made up of automotive technology students from Japan's Sophia University in Tokyo has standardized on Pro/Engineer from PTC for the design of all its formula racing vehicles. Sophia Racing began using Pro/Engineer in 2005 and shortly became the first team in the history of the Formula SAE Competition of Japan to win three championships in a row, in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Sophia Racing's success continued with a third place victory at the world championship competition in 2008, a first for a team from Asia.More
  • Startup Eucalyptus Debuts with Hybrid Cloud Services

    A research project born at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) this week jumped into the field of startups looking to offer cloud-based computing with an offering that bridges datacenters with public cloud services.More