The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board said there is no shortage of ideas and innovation in the military, but what is lacking is the means to share and build on innovative ideas. The board, which was created by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in March, held its first public hearing to announce its interim findings and recommendations.
As colleges and universities become increasingly focused on student services in order to attract and retain students, it’s never been more important to gauge how students feel about some of the larger, innovative -- and often tech-based -- initiatives leadership spends copious amounts of time and money supporting on campus.
"We've gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. Yet high school has remained frozen in time." That's the theory that underpins XQ, a new nonprofit dedicated to reimaging the American high school for the modern era.
The goal is lofty and expansive: to cure, prevent or manage all known diseases by the end of the century. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, announced last month that they planned to invest $3 billion over 10 years to begin tackling everything from Alzheimer’s disease to the Zika virus.
“The nature of citizen science is changing; citizens aren’t simply used solely for data collection,” said Steven Gray, MSU assistant professor of community sustainability and the study’s lead author. “They are designing the protocols, conducting the experiments, securing funding and implementing the plans.
Technological skills are always in demand in the various industries around the globe. However, the industries have a fancy trend of hiring the young, white males from big schools. Hence, Northeastern University's Seattle campus Dean and CEO Scott McKinley wants industry and education to collaborate to solve tech talent gap, ageism and sexism.
More than 100,000 K-12 students across the country experimented with engineering, coding and design in the 4-H National Youth Science Day "Drone Discovery Challenge" Wednesday (Oct. 5). Students worked in groups overseen by volunteers to explore the science behind drones and apply it to real-world problems.
Math & STEM, one of four skill sets that are the focus of game development at SimplyFun, zero in on counting, mathematical relationships, computations and algebra, spatial reasoning, geometry and early scientific concepts appropriate for right and left brain-leaners of all ages.
Honeywell and NASA are bringing FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning hip-hop educational experience, to 30 schools during the fall; marking the 25th tour of the program since its inception in 2004. This fall, FMA Live!
As the US presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century. From electricity and cars to medicine and planes, innovation has made the world better.