Local Professor Part Of Group Working To Develop Program To Improve How DNA Evidence Is ExaminedProfessor Desmond Lun is working with counterparts from Boston University and MIT to develop a software program that will definitively state how many people--contributors he calls them--are found in DNA evidence recovered from a crime scene.
Study Suggests College Courses May Be Old SchoolA new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.
Local Students Creating Inventions To Help The Blind, Visually Impaired Students at the Overbrook School for the blind are working on some apps to help them read.
More Students Taking ACT TestUntil recently, the ACT college admissions test was the stepchild of the SAT but now more students are taking both.
Scholars Influencing PolicyThe revolving door that moves policy makers into academia, and scholars into policy-making positions or projects illustrates a freedom of speech and influence on policy that not all countries allow.
University Faculty Mentors Science Students OnlineSome prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.
A Major Step In Online EducationThe recent leadership crisis at the University of Virginia, perceived as moving too slowly on digital progress, turned out to be faulty. The University just announced that it will be moving to online learning on a global scale.
An Online University Where Students Do The TeachingSince its inception three years ago, Peer2Peer University has 33,000 registered users with 1700 new users joining monthly.
Women In Computer ScienceAn increase in the number of women studying computer sciences is attributed somewhat to companies such as Facebook, Yelp and Zynga and the movie, “The Social Network” portraying the knowledge as hot and coders hip!
Female Students In CollegeIn 1991, women represented 41% of the college student body. Today, at 57% of colleges and universities nationally, women outnumber men.
Young Children As Creative Thinkers Mitchel Resnick, a professor at MIT, has taken LEGO bricks to a new level, adding electronics, motors, and sensors to the kit, so that youngsters can make robots that move, react, and interact.
Customized Digital TextbooksAcademicPub, a build-your-own textbook service, has a library of two million pieces including Cambridge University Press as well as that of Princeton and MIT.