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Lockheed Martin makes major STEM push to inspire young space innovators

May 09, 2016

Lockheed Martin wants to inspire the next generation of American space innovators with a major Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education project. Launched last month, Generation Beyond aims to bring the science of space into homes and classrooms. Geared toward middle school students, the program harnesses Lockheed Martin’s experience in deep space exploration.

Seven Tips to Protect Faculty and Student Data from Hackers

May 09, 2016

Education lives in an era of big data and small devices. Smart devices, systems, and services that talk to other devices via the Internet mean educators as well as students can all be more productive. But this new-found freedom and the combination of mobile computing access to always-connected, cloud-based software has created headaches for anyone tasked with the job of securing it all.

Holdren lauds Obama’s science and technology accomplishments

May 08, 2016

Topping Holdren’s list of Obama’s accomplishments are a range of programs initiated to help improve science education. They include Educate to Innovate, which has attracted more than $1 billion in philanthropic and private-sector contributions for improving the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching at the K–12 level.

SpaceX successfully lands rocket on ocean platform for second time

May 08, 2016

For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically in the pre-dawn darkness atop a barge in the Atlantic, just off the Florida coast.

Funding Basic Research

May 08, 2016

Innovation is a much more complex process than people realize. When a technological advance comes into being, its creators are far from the only ones who deserve credit. Their creation could never have come into being without the herculean efforts of thousands of scientists preforming basic research.

A Look at Broadband & the U.S. Economy

May 08, 2016

“Today, high-speed Internet is the backbone for 21st century economic growth in the digital economy,” said Rick Boucher, a former Democratic congressman who chaired the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and the Internet and now serves as honorary chairman of the IIA. “Unnecessary price regulation in competitive broadband markets will have far-reaching negative impacts on U.S.