In a new PBS Kids show, Ready Jet Go!, NASA astronomer Amy Mainzer hopes to interest more girls in STEM careers. If you want to get more girls interested in STEM education, then you need to give them female role models at an earlier age.
Just training teachers in computer science is a giant endeavor on its own. The country will essentially “have to start from scratch—start with teachers the way we would start with children,” Barbara Stengel, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, tells Quartz.
Accelerating widespread clean energy innovation is an indispensable part of an effective, long-term global response to our shared climate challenge; necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy for everyone and to promote economic growth; and critical for energy security.
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“The technology gap certainly is closing, there’s no denying that,” General Robinson said Tuesday in an interview. “The difference between that technology gap is the training that the United States air crew get. That training and the way our airmen work every single day, no matter what platform that they are on, and all the people that support those airmen to do that job.
"In a technological and engineering university, like NJIT, the number of female students is generally between 20 to 30 percent," said Katia Passerini, dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at Newark's NJ Institute of Technology (NJIT).
I want students from every school in the United States to experience the excitement of solving real-world science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) problems within the intensity of robotic sporting competitions, and to be recognized as heroes for their accomplishments - with pep rallies, trophy cases and varsity letters.
More and more young people are learning about STEM in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been increasing awareness of the value of such programs in sparking, sustaining, and extending interest in and understanding of STEM.
Education policy makers have increasingly emphasized the importance of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education. For many students, science doesn't come easy, and a steep learning curve can be discouraging. According to new research, one way to keep students engaged and encouraged is to teach them about the struggles of famous scientists.
"LIGO's detection is one of the coolest discoveries in decades, and hints at the hopes and dreams we have for the 'O,' an observatory that offers a revolutionary new window into the Universe. LIGO will show us wonders that promise to change our understanding of space and time itself," said Dr.