Most inventors come up with their inventions as a means to solving a problem they face or affected by in their every day lives. Given that majority of inventors are men, they design their inventions with men in mind, ensuring that many women’s issues are not being accurately represented.
The awards, made through the NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) Core Research Program (ECR), focus on projects that help the educational community understand, explain and address challenges in STEM learning and participation.
The internet and a connected device no longer are luxuries or even nice-to-haves. Connectivity is fundamental to living life today -- for earning an education, finding a job and being a civic-minded citizen. Today, however, we are failing millions of schoolchildren who lack access.
The maximum advertised download speeds amongst the most popular service tiers offered by ISPs have increased from 12-30 Mbps in March 2011 (when the program first launched) to 100-300 Mbps in September 2015.
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology. This year’s Top 10 Innovations winners do include bold, new platforms that look primed to rev up discovery in basic biology, drug development, and clinical labs.
Having a mouse in the house can be a good thing. That's what Vernon Hills-based Learning Resources is trying to convince parents as the company tries to sell its new Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set. The $60 toy encourages programming, allowing players to use directional tiles to direct a robot mouse to a cheese wedge-shaped game piece.
Even at the first-grade level, students can benefit from engineering lessons, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Students who participated in STEM Starters+ lessons not only developed a greater understanding of engineering, but they also learned more science and were more highly engaged in learning.
Is the U.S. ready for a full-blown war in space? Experts say that the US Military considers the prospect and is gearing up for a potential space warfare by developing weapons that could only exist in science fiction dreams.
Wednesday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $76 million in research grants through its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The grants support 241 projects across 36 states and 129 institutions, and touch on all aspects of the field.
STEM teacher leaders can promote instructional models that integrate the STEM disciplines and bring the world of STEM into the student experience, both inside and outside the classroom.