In southern West Virginia, a gigantic telescope stands against the backdrop of the mountains. Over the last few years, several hundred students across the country have learned at the feet of the Green Bank Telescope. Some will become scientists, and others will love science while pursuing their dreams. They're all teenage radio wave hunters searching for pulsars as part of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, a program of West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on a scenic riverfront campus in downtown Tampa. Known for its commitment to academic excellence and experiential learning, UT serves approximately 7,600 students from all 50 states and around the globe.
The University of Florida has held the world's first brain-drone race. UF researchers hope this competition will inspire others to continue to build upon brain computer interface technology that could be used in our everyday lives.
Follow a young student's inspired journey into higher education. See how technology enhances her learning experience and helps transform her childhood dream into reality. The University of Oklahoma
Who can we depend on to tackle the big problems of our time? Push the boundaries of discovery and forge partnerships that lead to better answers? Who will work for the common good with uncommon will? Who will?
Three Lehigh University professor successfully demonstrated the first precisely controlled, biological way to manufacture quantum dots using a single-enzyme, paving the way for a significantly quicker, cheaper and greener production method.
UC Irvine hosted the second Rescue Robotics Invitational, a competition requiring teams to design, build, program and field robotic systems to assist in disasters. UCI professors and students coached high school and community college teams in their quest to create robots that would be able to search for survivors.
Follow the story of four Boston College students as they live out the school's motto of "Ever to Excel". Resilience (rəˈzilyəns/) noun: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
What do the American Museum of Natural History, MoMa, and Wellesley College's Davis Museum have in common? Besides great art, they all have iPhone apps. With the aid of fellow students in the Wellesley College Human Computer Interaction Lab, media arts and sciences major MaCherie Edwards '11 created ArteMUSE, an iPhone app helping visitors interact with art in the Davis Museum.
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There are 60 million displaced people in the world and every day an estimated 40,000 people flee their homes in search of safety elsewhere. For many, a temporary stop in a refugee camp becomes a lifetime of dependency and desolation.
Notre Dame anthropology professor Rahul Oka believes there is a better way to provide aid to these residents. For several years, with colleagues in the Department of Anthropology, iCeNSA and the Ford Family Program he has studied the evolution of trade and commerce, focusing on the formal and informal economies that develop within these camps. Working with the United Nations and the World Bank, his analysis suggests when refugees can be self-reliant may have significantly better long-term outcomes. Much of professor Oka's research is done in Kenya at Kakuma refugee camp, one of the largest in the world.
Majak Anyieth, currently a junior at Notre Dame, grew up at Kakuma. He knows firsthand the difficulties of relying on aid packages that contain barely enough provisions to last a month and how hunger can jeopardize opportunities for education. He's now started a non-profit, Education Bridge, to foster peace and entrepreneurship in youth. They are currently building their first school in South Sudan.
Classical Connections is a student group at Indiana University Bloomington that reaches out to community members who do not have access to live music due to restrictions such as health and finances.