New York City-based software developer UiPath has donated $16.4 million in software licenses to George Mason University’s School of Business for students to learn robotic process automation (RPA) technologies, the university announced Wednesday. RPA configures computer software for users to integrate human interaction actions in digital systems for business processes. With RPA, robots can capture
School systems and universities were allocated up to $150K each.
More than $1.3 million in state grants will go toward preparing students for Virginia’s Computer Science Standards of Learning tests, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. The funding will be used for teacher professional development, computer science curriculum creation, instructional resources, assessments, programming and work opportunities. Underserved populations will receive priority when grants are awarded, Northam
Research could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries commonly used in smartphones and other devices
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers will receive a $2.5 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop long-lasting rechargeable batteries, the university announced Thursday. VCU researchers believe they can significantly extend battery life, drive down costs and reduce safety risks by redesigning materials found in lithium-ion batteries, which are commonly used to
Va. is the first state to use state money to fund a UTeach program.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday proposed a $1 million investment through the national UTeach program to increase pathways for students at Virginia’s two public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to become science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators. Although the UTeach program is present at 45 U.S. colleges and universities, Virginia is the first
SmithGroup has designed two buildings on Tech’s Blacksburg campus.
Virginia Tech has selected Detroit-based architecture and planning firm SmithGroup to design the first academic building for its Innovation Campus in Alexandria, the university announced Friday. SmithGroup responded to a public request for proposals (RFP) issued last summer by Tech after its June announcement that it would build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The RFP
Maryellen Dolan previously worked for National Real Estate Advisors LLC.
The University of Virginia Foundation has hired Maryellen Dolan as director of real estate asset management, the organization announced Wednesday. The U.Va. Foundation has provided real estate, financial and administrative services to the university since 1986. Dolan will develop and implement strategies for the foundation’s real estate asset management and oversee asset management and facilities
The $250M Institute for Digital InnovAtion will be located near Amazon HQ2.
George Mason University is seeking a development partner to design, construct and operate its proposed $250 million Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) set to open in September 2025 on its Arlington campus. The university has released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking for partners to build 400,000 square feet of new building space adjacent to
Lance R. Collins currently serves as Cornell’s dean of engineering
Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University, has been selected as the first vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech’s $1 billion Innovation Campus, which is set to open in Alexandria’s North Potomac Yard area in the fall. He will join Virginia Tech as of Aug. 1. The Innovation
Virginia universities are getting ready for Amazon.com Inc.’s arrival, which will require the schools to produce thousands of computer scientists and engineers during the next two decades. In November, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the Tech Talent Investment Program, which allocates $16.6 million to 11 state colleges and universities to help graduate 31,000 more computer science
San Francisco tech company connects college students with job and internship listings
James Madison University has partnered with San Francisco-based jobs listings tech company Handshake to produce a live feed of job and internship opportunities on its website, JMU announced Tuesday. Although more than 900 colleges and universities use Handshake, JMU says it’s the first school in the nation to fully integrate Handshake into its website, making