On Wednesday the couple made a move toward their first major investment: education. In a post on Facebook and a video on Facebook Live, Zuckerberg and Chan announced that they have hired James Shelton, former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, to lead the initiative's education efforts.
Google and its affiliates have had at least 427 meetings at the White House during President Obama's tenure, according data from the Campaign for Accountability and The Intercept.
On May 17, the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics will release The Nation's Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy, the first-ever nationally representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy.
Science surrounds us in our natural world with the sun, moon, stars, weather and living creatures that inhabit the earth. Technology is forever improving our lives and is practically an extension of humans themselves with our love of smartphones, TVs and computers.
As Congress and the FAA grapple with the best way to integrate small UAS safely, they have a willing and able partner in higher education institutions. Many schools already support the emerging unmanned aircraft technology industry and others are seeking to develop programs designed to meet the growing demand.
Astronomers have detected three exoplanets just 40 light years from Earth whose sizes and temperatures are comparable to those of Earth. The planets may be the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the solar system. The results were published Monday (May 2) in the journal Nature.
The Commerce Committee in the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the "Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act." The bi-partisan bill requires "the establishment of a working group tasked with identifying proposals meant to facilitate IoT growth."
The influence of artificial intelligence is growing, the White House said Tuesday while announcing it would start digging into the issue. The White House will hold a series of meeting over the summer and come out with a report this year highlighting the benefits and regulatory implications of the evolving technology, according to deputy chief Technology Officer Ed Felton.
As Americans mark Teachers' Day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that 30,000 "excellent" new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers have been trained, but their peers in the field worry that without major systemic changes, this crop may soon wither.
In its infancy, online learning was viewed as a more accessible alternative for students unable to commit to the traditional higher education path. But in recent years online education has been gaining more acceptance. The most recent U.S.