When the pandemic was brewing in Asia in early 2020, Lauren Gardner, a civil engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate student saw the chance to mine the data and map an outbreak from the start.
The lab, launched with the support of the Filecoin Foundation, will host courses and lectures aimed at expanding students’ understanding of Web3 and blockchain technologies, decentralized storage and cryptocurrencies.
As part of its efforts to better prepare students and local residents for technology careers, Miami Dade College and its foundation invested $6.5 million to construct the 13,000-square-foot learning center.
Five new ed-tech startups will join this year’s EDTECH WEEK conference in New York City to network and pitch their ideas to investors on Wednesday’s demo day. All are working on digital training and upskilling.
Elms will roll out this grant in the spring semester, and have it fully in place for fall of 2023. The grant will offer need-based scholarship aid to around 40 students per year, and extend for as long as they’re at the college.
A $15 million, five-year investment from the National Science Foundation aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM education and workforce training in underserved rural communities.
Miami Dade College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 20 for a new AI Center to host AI classes, workshops, quantum computing labs, multi-use spaces and a “design-thinking room” for collaborative projects.
Five higher education institutions in and around Albany will receive science grants to advance research, connect students to scholarships and help train a future workforce in semiconductor technology.
The county legislature that oversees SUNY Erie Community College gave the go-ahead to maintain the current, inefficient ERP system for three more years to protect student data while migrating to a new system, Ellucian Banner.
An ed-tech company's new platform aims to help college applicants with advice from writing coaches and former admissions staff, plus digital tools for virtual task management, communication and feedback.
A federal court in Ohio has ruled that universities may violate privacy rights by scanning students’ rooms during remote exams. The ruling could affect university policies around test proctoring for remote learners.
Lauren Rhue, an assistant professor of information systems at the University of Maryland, says human intervention is necessary to mitigate bias in technologies from Amazon Rekognition, Face++ and Microsoft.
Forensic investigators say a ransomware attack in June that shut down the college's website and network systems could have given intruders access to first and last names, Social Security numbers and other data.
Research universities affiliated with the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center will spend $5 million to expand its computing capacity, contributing to studies of ecosystem dynamics and climate change.
Despite an increase in online learning since the pandemic, not much has changed in terms of how colleges and universities are accredited, but officials at accreditation agencies are interested in tracking outcomes.