Classroom QR codes boost contact tracing at U. Maryland
Instead of designing seating charts or sign-in sheets, the institution is encouraging students to scan codes that feed information to the health services department.
East Coast Poly offers students COVID-19 'Vax Pass'
Students who display their "Vax Pass," a new blockchain-backed COVID-19 vaccination credential, can skip lines at screening stations.
Ohio State's 'A+' COVID-19 data dashboard gets an upgrade
The dashboard, which offers a look at the presence of COVID-19 across Ohio, was enhanced with additional user experience and historical data capabilities.
U. Arizona is developing smartphone-based COVID-19 tests
With just a microscope, smartphone and wax paper, researchers say students may soon be able to test other students around campus.
COVID-sniffing sensor could be ready by 2026, says Iowa State
Researchers will work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop a portable sensor platform capable of detecting biothreats, including the coronavirus.
U. California system expands COVID-19 exposure app to more campuses
The app, which tracks users’ exposure to coronavirus, was piloted at two campuses and will expand to five more in the University of California system.
Universities are getting creative to manage COVID-19 challenges
At some higher education institutions, unique research efforts have been thrust into the center of operations as administrators seek fresh data and techniques to manage the pandemic into the fall.
International students taking fully online courses to be forced out of U.S.
Nonimmigrant students will have to prove their classes require in-person instruction or be forced out of the country this fall, according to new rules from the Department of Homeland Security.
U. Central Florida to add flexible hybrid class format this fall
The university intends to open with some face-to-face courses this fall, but offer flexibility for "shifting scenarios" for faculty and staff.