Jacob Leggette said he believes it is important that children have a say in their science education.
An all-in-one source of investigations offers creative experiences to engage the youngest students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
In an effort to measure students’ understanding of basic engineering and technology principles, a new national assessment aims to move beyond multiple-choice questions and instead focus on troubleshooting in real-world scenarios. For example, students are tasked with designing a healthier habitat for a pet iguana, or building safer bike lanes in a city.
According to this year's U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, the U.S. is seeing more college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. But this is downplayed by the fact that those STEM degree holders are international students with temporary visas who can go back to their home countries anytime they want. There were 30,835 additional U.S.
The U.S. will be dependent on foreign workers to fill future STEM jobs, according to analysis of the third annual U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, unveiled May 17. While the 2016 STEM Index shows increases in STEM degrees granted and STEM hiring, America continues to have a shortage of STEM workers.
Walker, an independent, issued a subpoena in March seeking 40 years' worth of Exxon communications with 90 conservative groups “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” Walker claims the company misled the public on climate change by downplaying the risks.
We're looking for people who have a good grasp of the basic sciences, but we also look people who have the soft skills as well: people who have the ability to team…the ability to persuade," said John Tracy, chief technology officer at Boeing. Those abilities, he added, "are just as important as the fundamentals of engineering."
Good fences make good neighbors, which is why the United States is building a space fence. But the first thing to understand about the space fence is that it’s not actually a fence -- it's radar. And when it's operational, pulsing up from an atoll in the Pacific, it will be able to track objects in space that are softball-sized, the Air Force says.
Repeated evidence has shown girls can excel and enjoy work in science, technology, engineering and math, but they still are receiving negative messages from society about their participation in these fields, so they often don't pursue them. According to Girls Inc., a group that gets girls involved in STEM activities, only 1 in 10 women of color are engineers.
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16," says Huang. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story."