It’s an unusual kind of class — but ones like it are about to become a lot more common in Indianapolis. The course Prater teaches is designed by Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization that provides training and curriculum for project-based courses in engineering, computer science and biomedical science.
Does your student love learning how things work? Is he all about dinosaurs, space or computers? Or perhaps she’s a math wizard with a passion for numbers? If so, you should consider enrolling your child in a STEM program. STEM programs are focused on four educational areas: science, technology, engineering and math. They’re sometimes also referred to as STEAM to include the arts.
U.S. companies are struggling with various innovation pursuits – continuing a problem they have been grappling with for the past three years, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey finds. The survey of executives and managers within 500 U.S. companies reveals that six in 10 (60 percent) said their companies do not learn from past mistakes.
Children see glinting planes in the sky and dream of being there, high above the earth, free to travel to distant places. Most of us discard this dream with childhood, however, as there is no clear pathway from our day-to-day lives to a career in aviation.
“We need a massive amount of research into thousands of new ideas – even ones that might sound a little crazy – if we want to get to zero emissions by the end of this century,” Gates wrote. “New ways to make solar and wind power available to everyone around the clock could be one solution.
Lockheed Martin says it’s developing a Mach 6 aircraft that would be faster than any other fighter jet. Called the Hypersonic Test Vehicle 3X, or HTV-3X, the new plane could reach speeds of more than six times the typical cruising speed of the Boeing 747-8, which has been chosen as the next presidential aircraft. It will also far outpace anything flown by America’s adversaries.
Math negativity often starts young and unchecked, builds up. Math stress and low self-expectations can come from math stereotype beliefs, parental math negativity, frequent failure to understand math concepts, or fear of making mistakes.
“The K-12 education system in the US is encouraging bring your own device (BOYD) movement, mainly within districts that don't receive sufficient funds to invest in education due to tighter budget constraints. With the help of BYOD, schools are encouraging their students to bring smart devices, such as laptops and tablets to school.
This spring, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center network will achieve a milestone of one dozen urban locations when four new centers begin offering year-round after-school programming.
“Lockheed Martin has a legacy of making fast aircraft,” Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson said March 15 during the company’s annual media day.