Roundup 2/17: Stimulating Research Edition

On the first anniversary of the $787 billion stimulus package, a coalition of U.S. higher education associations has issued a report touting some of the research projects the federal legislation has funded.

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech tomorrow at the National Defense University on the U.S. nuclear deterrent capabilities and plans for implementing the administration's nonproliferation and nuclear security agenda.

Minority undergraduates are much less likely to complete science, technology, engineering, and math degrees than their white and Asian counterparts, according to a new study on attrition rates among U.S. students who begin college with plans to major in a science or engineering field. ...

... And tomorrow is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, part of a slew of activities that mark National Engineering Week.