Education

Profs say female STEM grades don't reflect 'perceived effort'

June 07, 2018

Four Otterbein University professors suggest that women may be averse to STEM fields because they feel they work harder than male students without earning higher grades. After conducting a study of 828 students in STEM classes, the professors discovered that while women felt they put more effort into their classes than men, they received approximately equivalent grades, which “indicates that women's higher perceived effort levels are not rewarded."

Is STEM getting 'IT' right for female students?

June 06, 2018

Organizations all over the world, such as EngineerGirl in the U.S., are working hard to encourage more women to seek careers in STEM fields, and it is clear that these bodies and their events are having an impact. However, my feeling is that we can and must do more in our schools to increase the number of women represented in STEM careers, not just because of the drive for equality but because we are potentially missing out on a massive pool of talent.

Students Honored in Washington, D.C. as Winners in World's Largest K-12 Science Competition

June 05, 2018

On Thurs., June 7, the eight winning teams will exhibit their winning projects at a STEM Education Science Fair and Senate Panel discussion in Capitol Hill. There, they will meet with members of Congress and their staff. On Fri., June 8, the student teams will formally present their projects during the ExploraVision Science Showcase and Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club

Push for Big Change in Graduate STEM Ed

June 05, 2018

U.S. graduate education in science, technology, engineering and math is, in many ways, the “gold standard” for the world. But it can and must better prepare graduates for a changing science landscape and multiple careers. It should also be more transparent in terms of where graduates end up working.

Strengthening the STEM Workforce - A Perspective From ORISE

June 04, 2018

Like many DOE laboratories, ORISE provides a diverse set of capabilities for strengthening our nation’s competitiveness in science. However, one of the things that makes ORISE so unique is that it is the only DOE entity with a core mission of preparing the future federal STEM workforce through the effective administration of STEM workforce development programs.

How technology is changing in the education sector

June 04, 2018

The last few years have also seen the development of massive open online courses, or MOOCS. Providers such as edX -- which was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 -- offer free online courses from renowned institutions such as Columbia University and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The platform provides more than 1,900 courses and its users come from all over the world.

Five Ways the Internet of Things is Changing for Education and Learning

June 04, 2018

The education industry all over the world is going through radical change, because of factors such as emerging tech innovations, government regulations, student mobility and others. The ever-growing popularity of mobile devices provided a wonderful opportunity to the field of education.

STEM program will boost NJ's economy

June 03, 2018

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a loan forgiveness program for college graduates who take jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields in New Jersey and a program that would reimburse STEM employers for the cost of internships. Under the forgiveness plan, the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority would offer graduates $1,000 a year for four years to help defray the costs of outstanding loans.

Ed Tech Does Help Close the Achievement Gap - When It Supports Teachers

May 31, 2018

There’s no doubt that education technology can make a big difference in the classroom. But the facts show that the key to closing the achievement gap is not providing more technology to students, but rather putting the right ed tech into the hands of teachers.

At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name - and he's still at it

May 29, 2018

Today, the curiosity of the 87-year-old award-winning inventor, with more than 250 patents to his name (he’s stopped counting, he said), remains as fervent as ever, but instead of breaking things, West said, he is dedicated to fixing them and inventing technology that makes human life better, while also ensuring that STEM industries represent our diverse world.

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