The University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) announced a strategic partnership to provide HPC resources for use in higher education and research communities. As a result of this synergistic partnership, students, professors, engineers and researchers will have unprecedented access to technologies that enable scientific discovery and innovation.
Science helped make the US a global superpower. It won World War II, launched the digital age, and sent humans to outer space. And a lot of it happens at the government’s behest, through legislation and federal funding. But science cannot happen without politics -- so it matters how politicians talk about science.
U.S. high schools are teaching science in a backward sequence of courses that is a remnant of 19th century thinking, says former Harman executive and New Jersey Teacher of the Year Robert Goodman -- and changing the order in which science courses are taken and the way they’re delivered can lead to profound differences in both STEM interest and achievement.
The government and private industry should be doing more to prepare the American workforce for a technology-based future, according to panelists at an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) event on Wednesday in Philadelphia during the Democratic Na
Just as businesses adapt operations to deal with high attrition rates, unprepared workers and to align with technological advancements and economic forecasts, we must act similarly by adapting to challenges in the classroom.
The U.S. government has helped fuel innovation in a range of industries and technologies for generations. Yet government leaders today increasingly talk about innovation in a different construct: Rather than moonshot technological achievements - massively ambitious, expensive and long term - they’re looking for better or more efficient ways to do manage government resources.
Throughout 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) has been examining initiatives to identify and attempt to rectify a perceived lack of diversity in the workplace. The EEOC has, in particular, identified the technology industry as an area where significant strides can be made to create a more diverse workforce.
The Pentagon's increasingly eclectic Defense Innovation Advisory Board has reached full strength, with celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos among the latest named to a group that includes some of the private sector’s most successful leaders. Defense Secretary Ashton B.
The thrust of PLTW learning is hands-on, through activities and projects. That way they can identify problems, find solutions, and “lead their own learning,” its officials say. For the teachers, PLTW changes the classroom into a “collaboration space where content comes to life.” In Derby, Kansas, PLTW is in the elementary schools and middle schools, too.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) last week released a new proposal that clarifies what universities and colleges offering distance education programs must do to receive federal student aid funds. The proposed regulations also respond to state and federal oversight of U.S.