Apple and how it chooses to use its capital remains a point of serious contention among investors.
Human beings will never get to Mars, or anywhere in our solar system, as long as we continue to let Congress decide NASA's mission through the appropriations process. Or, to be more exact, we won't get there with NASA's help. The reason is pretty straightforward.
In Baltimore, more students are participating in career and technical education, and those students are graduating high school at a higher rate than their peers, said Michael D. Thomas, interim chief of staff for Baltimore City Schools, whose work involves college and career readiness. Thomas moderated the panel.
Teachers are already asked to do so much with the limited time and resources they have. So what can policymakers do to help them effectively add science, math, engineering and math teaching to their exhaustive to-do lists?
On Wednesday, the department's International Trade Administration, which has conducted an investigation into the "dumping" of steel products into U.S.
Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.
There's a way to bring more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and math – and that's "making sure there's a girl-friendly environment," said Meeta Sharma-Holt, executive director of Techbridge, which works to encourage and support girls in STEM.
It may not seem like biotechnology, manufacturing and construction have much in common, but according to panelists at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in Baltimore, all these industries provide opportunities for well-paid jobs without the need for a college degree.
Teachers can inspire students to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering and math – or they can turn them off from these subjects forever.
Having observed Steve Jobs in his final days, Isaacson was able to condense what made Jobs and his Apple products great. His success -- and Apple’s -- is predicated on what I would call “the Apple Rules.” Under the Apple Rules, products like the iPhone, iPod and Mac just didn’t emerge out of the ether in a flash of inspiration.