National Science Foundation http://wrvo.org en Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF http://wrvo.org/post/cornell-synchrotron-gets-100-million-shot-arm-nsf <p></p><p>Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.</p><p>Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Light Source, or CHESS, is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.</p><p>The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:48 +0000 Matt Martin 54692 at http://wrvo.org Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says http://wrvo.org/post/definition-stem-economy-needs-be-broadened-report-says <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/research/files/reports/2013/06/10%20stem%20economy%20rothwell/thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> from the Brookings Institution argues that more resources for training workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) should be directed at non-degree education providers.</p><p>The need for more STEM grads is a familiar cry from industry leaders and politicians alike. But, this new report argues there’s a large potential workforce being ignored because STEM jobs are being too narrowly defined.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:15:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39469 at http://wrvo.org Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says