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Emerging Technologies Supporting Personalized Learning

May 29, 2018

Teachers have long been aware that no two children learn the same way, have the same interests, or even demonstrate the same needs when it comes to instruction. For many teachers, the only way to address the variety of needs in the classroom and deliver personalized instruction is with technology.

1st black female astronaut in space offers advice to young girls

May 28, 2018

Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman in outer space, fell in love with science at an early age. Decades later, she's encouraging girls of all ages and backgrounds to engage in STEM education and is sharing insight on how to overcome obstacles.

Narrowing the Gender Gap: North Texas Groups Empowering Girls in STEM

May 24, 2018

Although the gender gap in education and employment has narrowed significantly, women are still underrepresented in areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM fields. Even with the push toward the math and sciences, the number of women choosing to study engineering and physics has remained static since 2012, while the industry continues to grow in global importance.

Why we should care that 4 out of 5 software developers in Seattle are male

May 24, 2018

If these high-paying jobs are dominated by men, it’s not a stretch to say that the earning potential between men and women will continue to widen if we don’t start making changes now. One part of the problem is that fewer women get technical jobs, even if they work at a technology company.

HughesNet® and 4-H Introduce STEM Lab to Inspire Next Generation of Science and Tech Leaders

May 24, 2018

HughesNet and National 4-H Council announce the launch of STEM Lab to inspire the next generation of scientists. A free resource to parents and teachers, STEM Lab is an online hub offering fun, hands-on STEM activities developed by top public universities and 4-H groups to spark kids' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

4 digital tools for teacher mentors

May 24, 2018

These technologies making mentoring first-year teachers a smoother, more efficient, and beneficial process. They support better communicating, demonstrating and critiquing, both synchronously and asynchronously.

Ties between oral vocabulary and STEM difficulties to be investigated

May 23, 2018

Young children with early vocabulary difficulties in turn often have difficulty with reading during the primary grades. Penn State researchers will investigate if these oral vocabulary difficulties also lead to math and sciences difficulties throughout elementary school in a three-year, $1.5 million National Science Foundation-funded research project.

New Report Tackles Challenges, Stigmas, & Myths Related to STEM/STEAM Learning & Play

May 22, 2018

"Many toys and children's products on the market are labeled as being STEM- or STEAM-focused, but in reality, there is no universally accepted system for understanding what this label means," said Ken Seiter, executive vice president of marketing communications at The Toy Association. "That's why The Toy Association has embarked on a multi-year undertaking to bring more clarity to STEM/STEAM.

New Wi-Fi Standard Will Boost Campus Connection Speeds

May 21, 2018

802.11ax will be standard within the next few years. Intel and other manufacturers have announced that they’ll have 802.11ax chipsets ready in 2018, and several sources, including PCWorld, say we should start seeing 802.11ax in new devices by 2019, with full implementation a few years after that.

Bridging the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry

May 20, 2018

The specific roles expected to feel the talent shortage most acutely are in skilled production, such as machinists, operators and technicians, which together amounts to more than 50 percent of the manufacturing workforce.  Design engineers are another job role critical to manufacturing where a lack of workers will have a detrimental effect on the industry, specifically in the development of new products and manufacturing processes.

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