Archive for April 23rd, 2012


NASA Holds International Space Apps Challenge;
Preliminary Results Posted

April 23rd, 2012

Last October, we noted that NASA had announced plans to run an International Space Apps Challenge in early 2012, bringing together officials from international space agencies, scientists, and citizens in an effort to use publicly-released scientific data to create, build, and invent new solutions that address challenges of global importance, from the impact of weather upon the global economy to the depletion ...

NSF Issues IGERT Solicitation Focused on Big Data

April 23rd, 2012
U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) last week issued a new solicitation under its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, providing a specific track for training the next generation of researchers in computational and data-enabled science and engineering. The solicitation is part of the Foundation's (and Administration's) Big Data Initiative, which was announced last month. According to the ...