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Grad Students Forge Bonds Between STEM and Students with Disabilities

April 28, 2016

Montclair State University’s Dual Certification MAT program, with a focus on Inclusive STEM (iSTEM) education, is currently at the end of its fifth year since launching. Since it was introduced, the program has been tremendously helpful for teacher candidates who are well-rounded in STEM content and hope to spread their knowledge in their own inclusive classrooms somewhere down the line.

SpaceX breaks Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military space launches

April 28, 2016

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have held on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air Force officials said.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts solar industry dominance in 12 years

April 27, 2016

Kurzweil explained, “In 2012 solar panels were producing 0.5% of the world’s energy supply. Some people dismissed it, saying it’s nice but at a half percent solar is a fringe player, not going to solve the problem. They were ignoring the exponential growth -- like they ignored the exponential growth of the internet and human genome project. Half a percent is only 8 doublings away from 100%.

Science, Math Education Gap Fueled by Lack of Knowledge on Career Opportunities, Survey Shows

April 27, 2016

The survey revealed that 42 percent of respondents would have considered a career in STEM fields had they better understood a potential career path, and one-third of respondents didn’t pursue a STEM career because it seemed too hard. Additionally, women were significantly more likely than men to avoid a career in STEM because they were afraid they wouldn’t succeed.