Tag: technology

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a commitment of nearly $50 million in research to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and the way we receive and engage with information

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a commitment of nearly $50 million in research to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and the way we receive and engage with information. Amidst a growing debate over technology’s role in our democracy, these investments will help ensure society is equipped to make evidence-based decisions on how to govern and manage the… Read more »

$2.5 million NSF grant aims to improve introductory STEM courses

Texas State University has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education to support research into improving undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Heather Galloway, dean of the Honors College, will serve as principal investigator for the 5-year grant. The project aims to advance STEM education research by analyzing the… Read more »

NASA extends research program with $6 million grant to Texas State

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has extended the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Engagement and Educator Professional Development Collaborative (NASA STEM EPDC) at Texas State University through 2021 with a $6 million grant. Araceli Martinez Ortiz and Leslie Huling with the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State will oversee the grant. This is a continuation of the previously… Read more »

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

Americans tend to view the impact of the internet and other digital technologies on their own lives in largely positive ways, Pew Research Center surveys have shown over the years. A survey of U.S. adults conducted in January 2018 finds continuing evidence of this trend, with the vast majority of internet users (88%) saying the internet has, on balance, been a mostly good thing… Read more »

Board of Regents approve new civil engineeringprogram at Texas State From: Blaschke, Jayme Sent: Thu, May 24, 2018 at 8:21 pm To: Regents052418.doc (49.9 KB) Texas State University News from the Office of Media Relations Jayme Blaschke 601 University Drive jb71@txstate.edu San Marcos, TX 78666 05/24/18 (512) 245-2180 Board of Regents approve new civil engineering program at Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program, the first in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI).  The board approved the new degree during its quarterly meeting May 24 in Round Rock. Texas State will begin offering the civil engineering program through the Ingram School… Read more »

The new Signal Foundation will support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

“The Signal Foundation’s mission is to develop open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication,” said Brian Acton. “Our plan is to pioneer a new model of technology nonprofit focused on privacy and data protection for everyone, everywhere.”