Talk about lucky number seven. Astronomers have discovered not one, not two, but seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. What’s more, three of them are in the habitable zone -- the happy place where liquid water can exist on the surface of rocky planets, as it’s not too hot or cold.
Almost 20 years ago, Chris Wysopal was among a group of hackers who testified before U.S. Congress, warning it about the dangers of the internet. Unfortunately, the U.S. government is still struggling to act, he said. "You’re just going to keep ending up with the status quo," he said, pointing to the U.S.
One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture released today at HIMSS2017 in Orlando.
On Sunday, Darden, a former mathematician and aeronautical engineer at NASA who was featured in the book, “Hidden Figures,” stressed the importance of STEM education, delivering a message of perseverance and faith to an audience who attended the Mattoon Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest black churches in the Upstate.
As technology advances, there is also an increase in cyber security threats, which become more and more complicated as well. The sad, reality, however, is that the number of cybersecurity professionals with the skills to combat the growing threats is limited. This problem, of course, has a solution which lies in STEM education.
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Details of these findings are embargoed by the journal Nature until 1 p.m.
The American Competitiveness and Innovation Act is a much-needed and long-awaited update to the America COMPETES Act, a comprehensive bill aimed at ensuring America remains a global leader when it comes to science, research, and technology. The COMPETES Act was signed into law in 2007 as the product of collaboration between the George W.
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.
Amelia was one of 20 children who attended the sold-out class on Jan. 28. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, and NIU's STEM Outreach program offers several classes throughout the year. The "Star Wars" theme made this class one of the best-attended, STEM educator Jeremy Benson said.
As the research on how people learn evolves, so should instructional methods for STEM undergraduate programs within colleges and universities.