Today, President Obama will host the sixth and final White House Science Fair of his Administration and celebrate the student competitors and winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions.
There is a great deal of concern schools are not doing enough to prepare our children to navigate a future that is dominated by technology. To address that concern, districts across the country are turning their attention to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, working diligently to add more STEM courses and more rigor.
Speaking at a Q&A in Manhattan hosted by Hearst Magazines, Smith talked about the benefits of adding technologists to the federal workforce as well as the Obama administration's stance on encryption. A big focus for her, though, was highlighting women technologists and scientists to help inspire the next generation of female engineers and mathematicians.
Since Experiment is a science-focused fundraising site, 90% of the projects come from scientists. Given that up to 85% of research funding goes to overhead, that's no surprise. The actual surprise is where the other 10% comes from: students. They aren’t trained scientists, just passionate.
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used detailed light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data for 128 cities nationwide, along with improved data analysis methods and simulation tools, to update its estimate of total U.S. technical potential for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Coding is certainly one of the new buzzwords in education, along with STEM, STEAM, and now, believe it or not, STREAM.
Modern cars contain tens of specialized computers that control everything from infotainment functions to steering and brakes. The pressing need to protect these computers from hackers will likely open up a new market for car-related software security products. Karamba Security, a start-up based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of the companies that has stepped up to answer this demand.
There has recently been a movement to bring more STEM education into the classroom from educators and technology advocates all over the world.
Gamification has been the primary trend in driving engaging materials for young children. Maria Montessori realized long ago that it is crucial to meet young minds where they are, and provide them with the resources to direct their own learning.
NASA will host almost 50 high school, college and university teams from 22 states at the its 16th annual Student Launch competition and second annual Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) Challenge, April 13-16 in Huntsville and Toney, Alabama.