These 7 ed tech solutions will split $20M from the Gates Foundation

Seven courseware developers are winning finalists for $20 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for online courseware that helps low-income students in 100- and 200-level college courses with large enrollments.

Geneseo to Award Scholarships to Future STEM Teachers Through $1.2 Million Grant

SUNY Geneseo’s largest-ever single grant -- a five-year, $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) -- will provide scholarship support and internships for students planning to teach physics or other STEM disciplines in underserved high schools after earning New York State teaching certification.

At Schools and Libraries Broadband Conference, Educators Lament Lack of Internet Funding

High-capacity internet and networked services are the future of education because they will provide instructors and students with the necessary connectivity and capacity for 21st century educational technologies, said the Indiana state director of Education Networks of America at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition conference here last week.

Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups

Over all, industrial and energy start-ups attracted $1.24 billion in venture capital financing in the first half of 2014, more than twice as much as in the period a year earlier, according to statistics from the National Venture Capital Association. Still, investment remains well below peaks reached in 2008, when industrial and energy start-ups attracted $4.64 billion.

NIH Awards $32-Million to Tackle Big Data in Medicine

The National Institutes of Health has awarded almost $32-million in grants to more than two dozen institutions to devise innovative ways of helping researchers handle huge sets of data seen as increasingly central to future medical discoveries.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities, supporting technology, technical assistance, research and other programs with the aim of "promoting inclusion, equity and opportunity for all children and adults with disabilities to help ensure their economic self-sufficiency, independent living and full community participation."

As NIH funding drops, faculty head to Capitol Hill

NIH funding has steadily decreased over the past several years, with especially steep cuts stemming from the 2013 sequester. As researchers find themselves feeling the funding cuts more deeply, some are turning directly to Congress—including four Duke professors who met with lawmakers two weeks ago as part of the Annual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, which brought representatives of the medical community to Washington, D.C.

Fountain of youth: A congressman's plan to make NIH grantees younger

A member of Congress has waded into the thorny issue of the graying of U.S. biomedical researchers with a radical solution: He wants to order the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring down the average age at which new investigators receive their first grant by 4 years within a decade. Not surprisingly, the idea is getting a rocky reception from biomedical research advocates.

Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

The Consortium’s newly announced program, stem Takes Flight at Virginia’s Community Colleges, is designed to provide scholarships as well as real-world work and research experiences that foster community college retention in stem academic tracks through graduation with an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year institution.

24 Institutions Awarded $75 Million To Improve Enrollment & Completion Rates

The grants, awarded under the federal First in the World (FITW) grant program, are designed to support the development of new approaches to improve educational outcomes and the establishment of evidence to support effective practices.

University Of Virginia Receives $4.4 Million To Research STEM Education

The Education School has received funding to conduct research around the country, aimed at helping to improve teaching methods in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. "Due to the pressure on teachers to successfully teach math and science in schools, it is important to make sure its being done in the most efficient way possible," Young said.

NIH announces $46 million in grants for new BRAIN initiative projects

The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday announced grants totalling $46 million to 58 projects. It hopes to spend $4.5 billion over 12 years to fast-track technologies to help scientists study not only individual neurons and localized brain activity, but also “to meet in the middle where brain function emerges,” said Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University.

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Nearly $15 Million to Strengthen Cyber Job Training at Maryland Community Colleges

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $14,957,899 in federal funding to fourteen Maryland community colleges as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative.

Vice President Biden Announces Recipients of $450 Million of Job-Driven Training Grants

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

University receives record amount of research funding

In the 2014 fiscal year, the University of Notre Dame received $113 million in research awards, an increase of $17 million from last year and the highest recorded amount ever in a non-stimulus year.


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