The Department of Education on Wednesday released a Dear Colleague letter warning high schools and colleges that women must have equal access to career and technical education programs in order to fill jobs that are currently in high demand.
"Girls and minorities are just as interested in science as white males. You look at all the data that are coming out, that look at high school students who might be going to college, they are as likely to be interested in those STEM fields as their white males. The question about whether or not they’re getting what they need is a valid one.
From June 17 through 23, our nation celebrates the National Week of Making. This week recognizes that makers, builders and doers – of all ages and backgrounds – always have had a vital role in pushing our country to develop creative solutions to some of our most pressing challenges.
Congress has a chance this week to reach agreement on legislation that would promote critical research in high-performance computing and help America build the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2023. Advanced computing enables breakthroughs that will help keep America strong, competitive, and at the forefront of innovation, and Congress should support it.
Exxon based in Irving, Texas, wants to block a Massachusetts subpoena that sought documents relating to climate change science research and investor communications on the topic dating back 40 years. The company filed its motion on Wednesday in a federal court in the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth.
"NSF-supported research shows us that informal STEM environments can provide learners with great ways to develop and apply STEM knowledge.
Though female students have made huge strides overall in education -- they now outnumber men on college campuses, for instance -- Newman said a few trends are still worrisome, such as the low percentage of girls taking Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses each year.
"Math ability is not static -- it's not the case that if you're bad at math, you're bad at it the rest of your life. It's not only changeable, it can be changeable in a very short period of time," said Jinjing "Jenny" Wang, a graduate student in the Krieger School of Arts and Science's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
An industry coalition on Thursday proposed what it calls an alternative to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman’s plan to open up the market for television set-top boxes.
High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.