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IBM Smarter Education

IBM Academic Initiative

Today's students -- the entrepreneurs and leaders of the 21st Century -- need a deep understanding of how advanced technologies can be applied to society's toughest challenges in area such as transportation, water, food, energy and healthcare. At the same time, many of these advances in education technology—analytics, early warning systems to identify at-risk students, cloud computing—can be applied to our schools to refresh outdated infrastructures with new functionality. To help achieve these goals, IBM is collaborating with thousands of schools around the world to utilize new technology and to help faculty and students develop the business, technology, math and science skills and infrastructure needed for the jobs of the future. 

News releases
Date Title
21 Nov 2014 IBM, Fluor and the University of South Carolina Team to Create Innovation Center
04 Nov 2014 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and IBM Enrich the Student Experience with Mobile
06 Oct 2014 IBM and the Wharton School Launch First-of-a-Kind Program to Help Chief Marketing Officers use Big Data and Analytics to Deepen Customer Engagement
24 Sep 2014 Bancroft Taps IBM to Transform the Classroom Experience with Mobile
07 Aug 2014 Khipu Chooses IBM Cloud to Seamlessly Scale to meet Growing Demand for its Virtual Education Service
08 Jul 2014 IBM Commits US$100 million to Support China to Nurture Big Data and Analytics Talent
28 May 2014 IBM Partners with 28 Business Schools and Universities to Help Train Tomorrow's Data Scientists
07 May 2014 Seven of the Nation’s Leading Technology Institutions Unveil Cognitive Computing Courses Leveraging IBM Watson
06 May 2014 IBM Cloud Fuels Hands-On Research Projects at Miami’s St. Thomas University
01 May 2014 London South Bank University to invest more than $23 million to transform student experience through personalized education
29 Jan 2014 Texas A&M System Teams with IBM to Drive Computational Sciences Research through Big Data and Analytics
12 Nov 2013 IBM Launches Talent Assessment to Help Aspiring Data Crunchers and Academia Gauge and Enhance Skills
24 Sep 2013 IBM Wins Smarter Education Project for Classroom Transformation of Georgia’s Largest School System
14 Aug 2013 IBM Narrows Big Data Skills Gap By Partnering With More Than 1,000 Global Universities
26 Oct 2012 The Community College of Rhode Island and Gwinnett County Public Schools Help Improve Student Performance with IBM Smarter Education Solution
20 Sep 2012 IBM Pledges $1.3 Million in Education Grants to States With Innovative Early Education Programs
17 May 2012 First Academic Case Competition Proposes Novel Ways to Put IBM Watson to Work
13 Apr 2012 IBM and Desire2Learn Introduce New Services and Software offerings to K-12 and Higher Education
27 Mar 2012 Rutgers Teams With IBM to Build Powerful High-Performance Computing Center in New Jersey
05 Mar 2012 IBM Helps Los Angeles Schools Create Smarter, Greener Campuses
21 Dec 2011 IBM Advances Analytics Skills Program To Universities Globally
08 Dec 2011 More Than 1,000 Schools Help Graduates Get Jobs By Teaching the IBM System z Mainframe
08 Dec 2011 Analytics Goes to the Head of the Class at Northwestern University; Two New Masters Degree Programs Prepare Students for Next Generation Careers
05 Dec 2011 Energy Aid Founded by IBM and Practical Action Launches to Provide Universal Energy Access
17 Nov 2011 IBM Watson Visits Stanford and UC Berkeley to Engage the Next Generation of Leaders
15 Nov 2011 IT Professionals Predict Watson Technology To Transform Education Industry
08 Nov 2011 IBM Software Aids Research Aimed at Extending Seniors' Independent Living
08 Nov 2011 NCAR Advances Weather Research Capabilities With IBM Supercomputing Technology
08 Nov 2011 IBM and MIT Sloan Management Review: Corporate Culture Key to Success with Analytics
31 Oct 2011 Twitter Fans Crown Josh Hamilton World Series “Social MVP” Says IBM and USC Annenberg Social Sentiment Index
31 Oct 2011 IBM Watson Heads to Harvard, MIT to Explore Future of Technology in Business
27 Oct 2011 IBM and Georgia Institute of Technology Partner on “One Million Healthy Children” Project
19 Oct 2011 Fordham University Launches Center for Digital Transformation; Forms Partnership with IBM to Educate Students in Next-Generation Business Analytics
19 Oct 2011 IBM and USC Annenberg Using Analytics to Catch Major League Baseball Fan Sentiment on Social Media
13 Oct 2011 IBM Joins European Consortium to Build a Smart Grid Using Renewable Energy
07 Oct 2011 IBM Launches University Competition to Combat Growth of Non-Communicable Diseases
04 Oct 2011 Mayor Emanuel Announces IBM Grant to Reinvigorate Chicago's K-12 Schools and City Colleges, Help Increase Student Readiness for 21st Century Jobs
13 Sep 2011 IBM and University of Antioquia Cooperate to Seek Drug for Leishmaniasis Treatment
24 Aug 2011 Made in IBM Labs: New Flood Prediction Technology Simulates Rivers 100x Faster than Real Time
29 Jul 2011 University of Louisville Collaborates With IBM to Speed Scientific Breakthroughs
20 Jul 2011 IBM Awards Grants to Help Build a Smarter Planet
08 Jul 2011 IBM and ETH Zurich Use Cloud Computing to Combat Increasingly Resistant Bacteria
30 Jun 2011 IBM and University of Ghana Sign Collaboration Agreement to Support Skills Development and IT Growth
24 Jun 2011 IBM Takes University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the Cloud
09 Jun 2011 IBM and Tulane University Usher in a New Era for Smarter Buildings in New Orleans
02 Jun 2011 New IBM Cloud Services to Address Education Challenges
23 May 2011 IBM Donates Top Undergraduate Computing Capability to Union College
20 May 2011 IBM Opens New Missouri Facility to Deliver Technology Services
18 May 2011 IBM, University of Rhode Island Partner to Improve Academic Research
17 May 2011 IBM and ETH Zurich Open Collaborative Nanotechnology Center
11 May 2011 ICM Selects IBM to Fuel National Science
05 May 2011 Students Worldwide To Collaborate On Projects To Improve Cities, Transportation and Health Care
28 Apr 2011 Yale School of Management and IBM Collaborate to Prepare Students with Analytics Skills for the Next Generation of Jobs
13 Apr 2011 IBM, Caltrans and UC Berkeley Aim to Help Commuters Avoid Congested Roadways Before their Trip Begins
30 Mar 2011 IBM Watson Goes to School to Engage Next Generation of Innovators
23 Mar 2011 City University of New York and IBM to Reduce Energy Consumption in Public School Buildings
23 Mar 2011 IBM brings technology expertise to Australia’s first Smart Transport Research Centre
10 Mar 2011 IBM Launches Global Bootcamps to Help Companies Tackle Big Data Challenges
04 Mar 2011 IBM Business Analytics Software Helps BJC Healthcare and Washington University Improve Healthcare Through Better Research
28 Feb 2011 IBM Works With McMaster University to Create First Canadian Energy-Smart Buildings on Campus
17 Feb 2011 IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to Apply IBM’s "Watson" Analytics Technology to Healthcare
11 Feb 2011 IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development
31 Jan 2011 IBM Fuels Social Business Adoption With Partner and Academic Skills Initiative
28 Jan 2011 European Research Consortium to Pilot Digital Privacy Solutions at University and Secondary School
31 Jan 2011 IBM to Expand U.S. Investment in Entrepreneurs
20 Jan 2011 Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center


  • IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    Date added: 17 May 2012

    In Rochester, New York, Christian Beck (left) and Jamiee Saxton (right), students of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester are winners of the IBM Watson case competition for their proposal on crisis and disaster management. Students from the school submitted new ideas for applying the IBM Watson technology to address complex societal and business challenges in the transportation, energy, retail and public sector industries. The competition is helping students gain new skills in analytics and cognitive computing to prepare for future career opportunities. (Matt Wittmeyer/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

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    AP Fordham Watson

    Date added: 05 May 2011

    Fordham University students Abhishek Mehra, left, and Allison Murray, right, join Fordham Prof. R.P. Raghupathi, center, winner of an IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Award, to discuss how university students around the world are working on projects to improve cities, transportation and healthcare. Since it bested Jeopardy! quiz show champs in February, IBM Watson has captured the attention of students around the world. By bringing Watson-like technologies into the classroom, IBM and the winning faculty members are sparking innovation and encouraging students to look at society's tough challenges from a fresh perspective. (Bob Goldberg/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

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