Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

Ending the Intellectual Property Frenzy

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New president of Rochester Institute of Technology proposes alternate way for academe to support business and the economy -- and it involves admitting that your institution won't have a big windfall.

Creationist College Advances in Texas

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Advisory council urges approval for institute to offer online master's degrees for teachers. Will state commission go along? Will recent court decision give it any choice?

Questions Delay Creationist Master's Degrees

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Scientists fearful that Texas was about to approve a program to offer online master's degrees in science education -- from a creationist perspective -- received some good news Tuesday.

The Mentoring Gap for Women in Science

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New study of graduates of top doctoral programs in chemistry shows potential long-term impact of differing ways students interact with professors.

Science Facilities Reconsidered

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Unusual meeting of architects, campus administrators, faculty members and learning experts focuses on ensuring that colleges ask different set of questions when replacing their classrooms from the ‘60s.

Moving Past the Start-Up Grant

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New Howard Hughes program for early career scientists aims to support researchers in their first years running an independent lab.

Documenting China's Higher Ed Explosion

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In many discussions about the international standing of American higher education, China is the 800-pound gorilla -- the emerging scientific and technological superpower whose newfound focus on building a first-class postsecondary system poses a major threat to the national economic competitiveness and individual well being in the United States.

'Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering'

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The discussion of gender and science can take place on many levels. Some focus on issues of bias in who gets to do science. Others use much broader definitions, looking at the impact of gender on scientific questions and findings, as well as on who leads the research enterprise. A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press), takes the broader perspective.

A Closer Look at Minorities in Engineering

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New report looks at educational attainment of underrepresented minorities in engineering fields, finding progress but "a long way to go."

Boost Proposed for Science Education

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House subcommittee approves appropriations increases for the National Science Foundation and other agencies, shifting emphasis to education from research.

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