By increasing awareness of past gender and racial inequity, Hidden Figures has sparked interest in addressing the inequities that are still present today. Studies show that female and male students actually perform equally well in mathematics and science on standardized tests, but larger gaps exist between students of different racial and ethnic backgrounds or family income.
When we stare up at the night sky, we see shimmering stars, fuzzy galaxies and faint clouds of gas and dust. It is what we cannot see, however, that will forever remind us of astronomer Vera Rubin. Rubin is best known for confirming the existence of dark matter and, along the way, serving as an advocate for women in science and an inspiration to those who wanted to become scientists.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a subcommittee hearing on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. titled “Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy.”
Washington, DC, February 27, 2017 (Newswire.com) - On World Future Day – March 1 - you can join futurists from around the world in a 24-hour conversation about the world’s potential futures, challenges, and opportunities.
The vitality of the innovation economy in the United States depends on the availability of a highly educated technical workforce. A key component of this workforce consists of engineers, engineering technicians, and engineering technologists.
Are we neglecting the arts? That’s the question faced by everyone in STEM education, from state legislators to teachers to doctors of education. Right now, there’s no consensus as to whether it’s better to focus on STEM education or to add an arts component and transform it into STEAM education. Here’s where the debate stands.
Now, more than ever, with the country hanging on to the belief that the economy will grow, we need to take a hard look at reality. If companies bring manufacturing back to our shores, if US companies are called upon for innovation and creativity, we have a responsibility to prepare students for these demands, don't we? And if H-1B Visas become more limited the labor pool for technology compan
Getting young people interested in STEM is not just “good business” for our Army Corps of Engineers; it is essential to the strength of our nation.
Restrictions on trade and immigration will not deter the march of technology. A study by McKinsey shows that more than 50% of the time spent at work today involves routine physical labor, data collection and data processing. Nearly all of this work can be automated.
Last year, The US Department of Transportation and the Obama administration unveiled the first-ever Federal guidelines safety checklist for semi and fully autonomous cars, and reactions are flooding in from both Detroit and Silicon Valley as auto manufacturers and