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New book by Philly-area author encourages girls to explore careers in STEM

April 28, 2017

A new book by a Philadelphia-area author to encourage girls to explore STEM careers was released Thursday in conjunction with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Written by Ellen Langas of Haverford, "Super Science Girls!" is the latest book in her Girls Know How series, which encourages girls to explore their dream careers.

'Do Not Underestimate' the Power of High-Quality STEM Teachers, Bill Clinton Says

April 27, 2017

The national nonprofit to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 is a "stunning success story," Clinton said on Tuesday. The group, which has a network of nearly 300 public and private organizations that have collectively pledged more than $90 million, is on track to reach its goal, with more than 40,000 new STEM teachers already trained at the halfway point.

Photonics volunteers urge Congressional support for funding science programs, higher education

April 27, 2017

Volunteers supported by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, joined other scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry professionals in visiting U.S. Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., yesterday to urge support for measures to strengthen America's ability to compete in the world photonics industry.

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

April 26, 2017

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware. The sentence is the longest ever handed out in the U.S. for computer crimes, surpassing the 20-year jail term imposed on American hacker and former U.S.

One possible solution for the future of career and technical education

April 26, 2017

Sometimes, students need a little nudge - and some freedom - to finally understand how to succeed in school. That was the case for one teenager in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She was encouraged to enroll in a program that allowed her to take classes at her own pace. She had a 1.6 GPA when she entered the program last fall, in her junior year of high school.

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