Education

Purdue students pitch moon colony plan to NASA

A 40-member team of aeronautics and astronautics students outlined its plan Thursday to a crowded room, including a few NASA administrators listening in via speakerphone from Houston.

Experts brainstorm ways to hook youth on manufacturing

"Manufacturing has a major image problem," said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp., noting it ranks dead last in career pursuits for people ages 18 to 24.

The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New 'Cyber Warriors' by 2016

"You would think, with all those benefits and a hot area, cybersecurity, that people would just be pouring into the program," says Piotrowski. "We have a very, very tiny pipeline."

Looking through Glass, an area "Explorer" talks about experience

James O'Hagan will take this experience and put it towards education. He's pursuing a Doctorate in Instructional Technology. His main interest in the degree, wearable technology.

Obama announces education innovation grants

President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of the future."

University-based Research: Always a Winner

We've invested billions of dollars in creating environments to test ideas. We've built laboratories, established intellectual property protections and formed research partnerships with private companies and public agencies.

Washington State Researchers Teaching Computers To Teach Other Computers

It sounded like a classic April Fool’s joke – computers teaching other computers to play Pac Man. But, researchers at Washington State University are in fact experimenting with machine learning by teaching computers how to teach each other.

Tech degree may mean higher salary

Michigan Technological University appears among the nation's best education investments in recently released Payscale.com rankings of return on investment (ROI).

Lawmakers worry China will top U.S. in scientific research

As budget constraints limit how much federal funding can go to research and development, lawmakers said Thursday they worried America is losing its edge over international rivals — China in particular.

States Pass Innovation-Focused Legislation

Investments and policy to support innovation-focused agendas have flourished with the close of the 2014 legislative sessions in several states.

Maryland bill would help bridge hiring gap between universities, tech firms

Small technology companies could get help hiring interns through a proposed program aimed at strengthening ties between businesses and universities.

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush say higher education is out of reach for too many

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, two leading potential presidential candidates from opposing political parties, both sounded an alarm here Monday about higher education becoming financially out of reach for too many young Americans.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our nation's homes and commercial buildings to industry leaders.

Corporate-funded academic inventions spur increased innovation, analysis says

Academic research sponsored by industry has a strong track record of leading to innovative patents and licenses, challenging assumptions that corporate support skews science toward inventions that are less accessible and less useful to others than those funded by the government or non-profit organizations, according to a new analysis.

Lockheed Martin and Rowan University partner on radar technology

Lockheed Martin and Rowan University are kicking off an innovative, strategic partnership to develop new technologies for a broad range of radar system applications in support of national defense.

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