Illinois launches STEM website to improve education access

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

A new website showcases STEM resources like career-development events, virtual summer camps and learning centers at local universities or community colleges.

University of Florida builds supercomputer for AI research, education

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The supercomputer, slated to be completed in 2021, is to prepare university students for jobs in AI, while also providing access to K-12 programs and Black and Hispanic colleges nationally.

Google announces certificates, scholarships to support workforce

by Jake Williams • 3 months ago

Google says it will consider completion of the Coursera-based programs, which begin this fall, the equivalent of a four-year college degree.

Florida International University moves its summer camps online

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

While students can't participate in traditional summer camps this year because of the pandemic, FIU has created several virtual alternatives.

U. South Florida to offer cybersecurity courses for K-12 districts

by Jake Williams • 4 months ago

The new program, which launches at schools in three Tampa-area counties this fall, will stress the importance of IT security and attempt to create talent pipeline to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap.

Coding workshops go virtual at Florida International University

by Jake Williams • 6 months ago

Virtual workshops at the university cover topics like Python, penetration-testing tools and machine learning as organizers adapt to the pandemic.

LA hackathon for students moves online amid virus outbreak

by Betsy Foresman • 7 months ago

The eighth annual LA Hacks event will adopt a virtual format for the first time this year to give students a chance to explore and create new technologies.

Portland State U. to upgrade STEM facility with $4.5 million donation

by Colin Wood • 7 months ago

The founders of Vernier Software & Technology have now donated more than $10 million to PSU in support of STEM learning and underrepresented student groups.

Texas A&M innovation challenge draws students from around the world

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

In a two-day competition, students from 40 universities will design and build inventions that can be used to help solve global challenges.