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Aug 26, 2014

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region...

Aug 17, 2014

$20 million grant for USVI initiative

The National Science Foundation recently gave the promotion of science, engineering and research in the U.S. in the U.S. Virgin Islands a big boos...

Sep 06, 2014

UC gets $1.2M grant to lure nerds

The University of Cincinnati is getting ready to launch a program to attract students into information technology programs thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

Sep 10, 2014

James Simons, wife, donate $25M to Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University has received $25 million from hedge fund founder James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, to boost research by physicists and mathematicians into how the universe works, the school announced Tuesday. The Simons Center for Geometry a... #London #John Morgan #James Simons #Stony Brook University #East Setauket, NY #Archimedes of Syracuse

Aug 21, 2014

NYIT receives $230,000 grant to study medical sensors

The New York Institute of Technology has received $230,000 from the National Science Foundation for a program to study medical sensors and other devices at the school's Old Westbury campus. The funding will go towards equipment, called a "sputtering ... #New York Institute of Technology #Farmingdale State College #Stony Brook University #Bethpage State Park, NY #Old Westbury, NY #Ronkonkoma, NY

Aug 16, 2014

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets

In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies. The new U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows that student aptitude for and interest in STEM i... #Raytheon #U S News

Sep 04, 2014

Human Brain More Receptive To The Message That Intelligence Comes From The Environment

Hans Schroder, Jason Moser, Andy Henion / Michigan State University Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant or did they acquire their intelligence through effort? No one knows for sure, but telling people the latter – that hard work... #Stanford University #Albert Einstein #Leonardo da Vinci #Michigan State University

Sep 01, 2014

$7.5M for biodiversity; UF digitizing collections

Several institutions involved in a nationwide project overseen by the University of Florida's iDigBio to digitize biodiversity collections received $7.5 million in the latest round of funding from the National Science Foundation... #Stanford University #Albert Einstein #Leonardo da Vinci #Michigan State University

Aug 22, 2014

The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can test their wor... #Stanford University #Albert Einstein #Leonardo da Vinci #Michigan State University

Aug 26, 2014

Trash Burning Worldwide Significantly Worsens Air Pollution

Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by NCAR estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in such fires, with emissions th... #Stanford University #Albert Einstein #Leonardo da Vinci #Michigan State University