Crowdfunding data shows rise in STEM, rural requests

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org has published data showing STEM resources are still the fastest-growing need for K-12 teachers nationwide.

How to minimize IoT risks on education networks

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Commentary: Connected devices are risky, but Fortinet's Jeff Jennings says education IT teams can take a few simple steps to protect themselves.

How Clemson keeps cryptominers off its supercomputer

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

One of the most powerful computing clusters owned by an American university has attracted at least a few opportunistic students.

Cryptocurrency mining continues on university campuses

by Corinne Lestch • 4 months ago

University of Michigan CIO Ravi Pendse says the illegal activity can disrupt computer systems and amounts to theft of university resources.

Cryptocurrency firm opens 'Ripple for Good,' a STEM and fintech philanthropy

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

Cryptocurrency giant Ripple Labs is allocating more than $100 million to jumpstart a new philanthropic institution.

NYU doubles blockchain course offerings, launches nation's 'first' major

by Colin Wood • 6 months ago

Professors say the technology behind bitcoin has become so popular, the initial course has been forced out of the classroom and into an auditorium.

New feature on DonorsChoose puts districts' tech guidelines at teachers' fingertips

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

The crowdfunding nonprofit says the new tool helps teachers get what they need while reducing headaches for administrators and IT departments.

Columbia University opens center to boost research and innovation around blockchain

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

The Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, a joint partnership between Columbia and IBM, has three research tracks and a blockchain accelerator.

Cryptocurrency startup pledges $50M to universities researching blockchain

by Mark Satter • 10 months ago

Ripple announced it is partnering with 17 universities to stimulate innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital payment systems.

Virginia Tech to build blockchain-focused curriculum

by Ryan Johnston • 10 months ago

The educational effort will be funded by a million commitment from open-source software company Block.one.

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