AWS Public Sector Blog
Tag: higher education
4 ways AWS Partners are using AI/ML to drive public sector transformation
As investments and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) continue to rise, there is tremendous potential for improved citizen experiences in the public sector. As government, education, and nonprofit organizations seek solutions for their challenges, AWS Partners are at the forefront of helping to solve those problems using AI and ML. Discover four AWS Partners using AI/ML to better society and improve lives.
The top 3 innovation drivers in higher education in 2023
At AWS, we work with K12 schools, higher education institutions, and education technology (EdTech) and learning companies to support teaching and learning, research innovation, and to build lasting institutions that positively impact their communities. We asked our higher education customers what’s top of mind for them in 2023, capturing insights from AWS education subject matter experts and global education experts. Learn the main priorities that they shared with us, and what their future roadmap is for teaching, learning, and research.
How advanced analytics can improve efficiency and provide important student insights at higher education institutions
Higher education institutions are turning to data to solve challenges, improve efficiency, and create a better student experience. But to obtain the answers institutions need to thrive and better serve students, they often need new technologies. Many universities are upgrading IT systems and investing in state-of-the-art analytics solutions. Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is one such institution that has taken steps to innovate by creating opportunities for evolution with AWS.
Thailand’s Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation Ministry collaborates with AWS to boost innovation and upskill public servants
AWS today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI) to boost innovation using cloud technology. Through this collaboration, AWS will support MHESI to identify pilot workloads for the ministry to start migrating to the AWS Cloud. MHESI will also use AWS training programs to upskill employees on AWS Cloud skills across over 200 education institutions and over 20 MHESI-managed research and education agencies across Thailand by early 2026.
Leveraging data to future-proof higher education
For higher education institutions, there is a growing focus on the importance of improving the student experience, which touches on virtually everything colleges and universities do. And how can higher education institutions improve the student experience? Data. Learn how higher education institutions can use data best practices to turn their data into insight.
Amazon and George Mason University collaborate to deliver new innovations in education and research
George Mason University (Mason) is on a mission to build a more student centric and technologically advanced education institution. Leveraging the breadth and depth of services across Amazon, including technical solutions from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the university will embark on a multi-year collaborative effort. Mason will drive new innovations to better serve students, work with the defense community, advance its commitment to a more sustainable campus environment, and introduce new educational programs in data center engineering.
AWS and Mountain Empire Community College bring no-cost skills course and career event to Southwest Virginia
The backbone of the internet is crisscrossed with a network of fiber optic cables, carrying internet, TV, and telephone data that most of use every day. Over a two-day period, 33 individuals mostly from Southwest Virginia took part in the AWS Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Course, a no-cost two-day training providing students with lectures and hands-on practice with fiber optic installation and repair. The course was held November 14-15 at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC), in Appalachia, Virginia, and in collaboration with MECC and the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission.
Zero Waste Zero Hunger: Using data and AI to reduce food waste in South Korea
The Busan Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) teamed up with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Busan IT Promotion Agency, and technology startup Nuvilab to use cloud technology to address food waste in South Korea. Using Amazon’s “Working Backwards” approach with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data lake solutions on AWS, the team developed Zero Waste Zero Hunger (ZWZH), a program that uses artificial intelligence AI to provide data about food consumption.
AWS launches the AWS Education Champions community to recognize digital transformation leaders
At the IMAGINE 2022 conference in Seattle, Washington, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the inaugural class of the AWS Education Champions community. The AWS Education Champions community is a new program to celebrate and support influential individuals whose work accelerates the digital transformation of education with the AWS Cloud. The 10 inaugural Champions are nationally recognized speakers and authors who inspire the next generation of educational leaders.
Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab helps educators focus on teaching rather than technology
The browser-based computational notebook tool, Jupyter, provides students and educators with an interactive learning environment to accelerate programming learning. But setting up collaborative Jupyter notebooks at the classroom and institutional level can be time-consuming and costly. Amazon SageMaker Studio Lab is a no-cost service built on Jupyter notebooks that takes care of the configuration and security of setting up multi-user Jupyter notebook environments – so educators can focus on teaching and learners can accelerate their journey in ML.