Category: Technology News

Amid coronavirus, many community college students withdraw

Stevie Carpenter dropped out of high school, earned his GED, enrolled at L.A. City College and at age 25 has been accepted to attend UC Davis this fall, where he plans to study neurobiology.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown another major challenge at him: online classes. Carpenter couldn’t keep up with general chemistry, a requirement for his major.

“I couldn’t take chemistry without a teacher…. It’s difficult to just read a book and go off the examples,” he said.

Instead, he received an “excused” withdrawal, jeopardizing his admission to UC Davis and threatening his plans to become the first

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New Data-Collection Technology for College-Level Chemistry

Vernier Software & Technology recently released new data-collection technology to engage college-level chemistry students in hands-on experimentation and data analysis. The new, cost-effective solutions—including Go Direct® Mini GC™, Go Direct® Polarimeter, the Go Direct® Cyclic Voltammetry System, the free Vernier Instrumental Analysis™ app, and free experiments—provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore a wide range of chemistry concepts.

“The new instruments, app, and experiments make up a robust collection of affordable resources that help college students learn and visualize important chemistry concepts,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “Once in-person labs

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IS&T Recognizes IT Innovation at 7th Annual IT Innovation Cup | College of Information Science & Technology

Presented by First Data and Werner Enterprises, the IT Innovation Cup is an annual, seven-month long competition between Omaha area high schools which involves educational workshops, open house receptions and ongoing student competition which culminate with the IT Innovation Cup award.  

The final event is typically celebrated with an in-person event with community participation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transitioning to remote learning, the Cup’s organizers decided to move the final event to a virtual one 


Every one of our judges, especially the people who work in this field,

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Latest News: Transforming Technology | Muhlenberg College

Transforming Technology

James Custer Jr. ’15 scores a big win with his first scientific publication—and aims to fuse science and business to create world-changing applications.


By:



Cindy Kuzma



 Friday, April 17, 2020 08:30 AM


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James Custer Jr. ’15 is part of a research team exploring a new means of transferring data and harvesting power. Photo and diagram by James Custer Jr.

Some scientists wait their whole careers to publish a study in Science—a high-profile, multidisciplinary journal whose papers “change the direction of a field,” according to James Custer Jr. ’15. Only

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Online college isn’t going anywhere.

Two people wearing masks walk in front of a Gothic-style building.

The nearly empty campus of Georgetown University on May 7

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On May 12, the 23-campus California State University system was the first major American post-secondary institution to admit the inevitable: Fall 2020 is going online. Even as more U.S. states ease restrictions, many experts predict another more catastrophic wave in the fall. Sure, colleges and universities can claim whatever they want, in the hopes of stanching an enrollment hemorrhage, but come on: Why intentionally summon tens of thousands of young people with questionable hygiene, poor judgment, and a pathological need to congregate from

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