As any business leader can attest, the world has become increasingly complex. To navigate in that world, they need all of the help they can get -- and one powerful tool is a grounding in STEM. Technology and science are not only central to today’s business landscape, but they’re often the keys to progress.
Oil prices have had a crazy ride the last two years. Looking even further back the price is widely variable (oil was below $20 a barrel in the late 1990s). Historically price has had more to do with price-fixing by OPEC, global geopolitics, and the slow speed at which production rates can adjust to balance the market.
How can one dislike educational technology but also love online learning? Simple. Technology has - at least until now - been more of a force for ill than for good in higher education. Our edtech tribe has consistently over-promised and under-delivered on the potential and benefits of technology. We have done too little to put the educator at the center of our efforts.
Programs that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) strengthen our communities. It is a process that creates informed citizens who don’t fall prey easily to false news stories or pandering governmental candidates. An informed voter base can think for themselves to elect the right people who will build a better country.
China’s largest chip maker has announced it will invest $30bn to build a new semiconductor factory, as the world’s second largest economy seeks to reduce its dependence on foreign technology.
In a series of tactical skirmishes that distract attention from their broader strategy, a loose coalition of advocacy groups and academics is methodically working to transform America’s successful private-sector, competitive Internet model into at least a heavily regulated utility, if not government-owned networks.
Currently pursuing a master's degree in horticultural sciences at North Carolina State University -- Raleigh, Ammons juggles her education with raising her children. Luckily, she says, she can enroll on a part-time basis, often completing about seven credit hours each term.
The MdBio Foundation, a non-profit that provides STEM education and workforce development to underserved communities, will unveil its new mobile laboratory, the Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab), in Annapolis, Md., on January 24.