You can't just slap on a VR headset and call it done; you also need a PC that’s compatible with the system. Right now, fewer than 1 percent of PCs on the market now can handle VR, and it’s estimated that they need to be seven times more powerful than current computers.
What is now called career and technical education developed from the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act, which promoted vocational agriculture training to address a lack of skilled workers in agriculture and manufacturing, and to prepare the workforce for increasing industrialization of the economy.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which was established by the White House in the 1980's to recognize Latino leaders, organizes programs to prepare Hispanic youth entering rapidly growing industries.
You might not expect the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to be focused on kindergarten, but that is exactly where Susan Hockfield thinks STEM education needs to start. "We can't wait until college to encourage young people to pursue STEM," Hockfield says. "You have to start very early, like in kindergarten, and increase the exposure, increase the enthusiasm.
Manufacturing may be facing some headwinds, but it’s undeniably in the midst of a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems, and processes of the modern factory. Despite the risks -- and despite recent history -- industrial manufacturing companies cannot afford to ignore these advances.
It's tempting to think that a text document, especially one that is challenging to read, may not be the best way to get eighth graders engaged in learning science. But Hill understands that simply experimenting hands-on with materials isn’t necessarily going to help his students learn or invest in their work.
At first glance, it’s easy to characterize the lack of women in technology and entrepreneurship as a pipeline problem.
Researchers found that low-income parents are less likely to use these extra resources or, when they do, they do so less effectively because of differences in motivation and parenting practices.
At the Women in Innovation Forum in New York (WIN), Marie Claire partnered up with host and French tech entrepreneur, Catherine Barba. After founding WIN in Paris, Barba recently brought the annual conference to the United States -- where she has since moved -- to further women's upward mobility in the male-dominated tech industry.
Giving students an early start on computer science education with a focus on security is crucial. And high school is already too late, argues Project Lead the Way’s Vince Bertram. There is a disturbing trend in computer science education today: Not one of the top 10 computer science programs in the U.S.