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The White House Highlights 6 Funding Opportunities for VR Education Projects

November 06, 2016

Education is one of the most obvious use-cases for VR; its ability to immerse and engage gives it massive potential to revolutionize the way we teach future generations of students. But getting from the grand concept of ‘VR will be huge for education’ down to the nitty gritty of actually making it work practically for millions of students is a massive challenge.

Columbia man's vision helps unify Maryland's STEM community

November 04, 2016

Before Phil Rogofsky had an epiphany a couple years ago, festivals promoting science, technology, engineering and math for Maryland students were unaligned events taking place here and there across the state. Now, thanks to the Columbia resident's work, 480 events across the state are being unified this year under the umbrella of the Maryland STEM Festival.

US government warns China to play fair in the chip market

November 03, 2016

The U.S. alleges that China is rigging the semiconductor market in its favor by indulging in unfair trade practices. "This unprecedented state-driven interference can distort the market and undermine the innovation ecosystem," Penny Pritzker, U.S. secretary of commerce, said during a Wednesday event organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

How Three Colleges Work to Close the STEM Gender Gap

November 03, 2016

While it’s not realistic to make all students take computer science, Brodley says the goal is to make it attractive and present it through a variety of options, such as combined majors, “meaningful minors,” and “paired courses.” She explains further: “At the undergraduate level, we’ve developed 26 combined majors with social sciences and humanities, arts, media, and design, in addition to combi