Federal funding for research rose by $3.7 billion, or 6 percent, between fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, according to a new InfoBrief from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). A $1.3 billion increase in research obligations by the Department of Health and Human Services drove much of the upswing in funding.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, NASA awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities, and enable deep space exploration missions, including th
Unbeknownst to most, several NFL clubs are working hard off the field to advance crucial STEM education efforts for the nation's students while they strive to build a winning football team. They've been joined by players (past and present) and sponsors to expand a groundswell of activity.
Bill Gates urged educators, investors and tech companies to devote time and money to technology that could personalize the school experience and curb the equity gap during a speech that helped close a three-day conference in San Diego on Wednesday.
Recognizing commitments to improve quality early STEM education, the administration highlighted Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) work in providing increased access and engagement for our country’s youngest students through PLTW Launch.
For years, Apple QuickTime has hovered between a nuisance install bundled with iTunes and a necessary application for various third-party software tools, some of which rely on QuickTime for audio or video playback.
For years, futurists have been predicting the use of immersive virtual reality headsets as an instructional tool, and in the past year, this is starting to become a reality with the emergence of affordable head-mounted displays (HMDs), such as Samsung’s Gear VR which is based on technology from Oculus Rift.
Intel Corp said on Tuesday it would cut up to 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found.
The push toward this type of personalized learning driven by technology – through an initiative called Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow, or STAT – is Baltimore County’s answer to closing achievement gaps that have plagued schools in the area.
Nicholas Negroponte is often asked to make predictions. In 1984, at the very first TED conference, the futurist famously predicted CD-ROMs, video teleconferencing, service kiosks, touchscreens and his very own effort to provide computers to children in developing countries.