Teachers can inspire students to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering and math – or they can turn them off from these subjects forever.
Having observed Steve Jobs in his final days, Isaacson was able to condense what made Jobs and his Apple products great. His success -- and Apple’s -- is predicated on what I would call “the Apple Rules.” Under the Apple Rules, products like the iPhone, iPod and Mac just didn’t emerge out of the ether in a flash of inspiration.
Education 3.0, like other technology-driven changes from e-commerce to social networking, has powerful benefits. But, it also brings new concerns.
The Obama administration has made universal preschool a priority during the second half of its White House tenure, and as a result, states and corporations have begun ramping up investment in early childhood education.
The Latino population in the U.S. is growing quickly, but their demographic makes up less than 10 percent of the science, technology, engineering and math workforce.
The National Week of Making will coincide with the National Maker Faire on June 18-19 in Washington, D.C., that features makers from across the country and will include participation of numerous Federal Agencies such as the Department of Education, Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, National Aeronautic
The full House Appropriations Committee will take up a spending bill May 24 that would provide a windfall for NASA’s planetary science program but prevent the agency from spending any funds on its proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).Besides increases for NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion specifically included in the bill, planetary science emerges as a big winner.
One common strategy for increasing diversity in STEM departments is to hire talented women away from other universities. But this zero-sum approach fails to increase the number of female STEM professors nationwide.
Talk to your children about what their future plans are for college, being sure to discuss career opportunities in STEM. Even if he or she is uncertain now, talking about the future can be motivational. Steering their career path early will help them remain focused and on target for their larger goals.