U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday (Jan 27) said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines.
The revamped E-rate program, the largest federal effort focusing on educational technology, went beyond the original goal established for basic Internet connectivity to schools, replacing it with a new benchmark—a short term target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students, and a longer term target of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students.
The U.S. invests vast amounts in innovation – $135 billion from federal government sources alone in 2015 – yet it lacks a coherent intellectual property strategy to ensure that the investment pays off. Is the U.S. naïve? Negligent? It’s puzzling.
Today (Jan 30), President Obama is unveiling his plan to give all students across the country the chance to learn computer science (CS) in school. We’ve made real progress in education -- over the past seven years, 49 States and Washington, D.C. have raised expectations by adopting higher standards to prepare all students for success in college and careers.
The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Feb. 2-3, 2016, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to open portions of the meeting, which will also be webcast.
Considerable commentary over the past few years has centered around concern about the number of degrees being offered by U.S. colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This discussion slipped into one the Republican presidential debates last month—somewhat—when Sen.
NASA's Orion spacecraft is another step closer to launching on its first mission to deep space atop the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. On Jan.
This year alone, U.S. elementary, middle and high schools are expected to spend $4.7 billion on education technology. In a recent survey, 96 percent of teachers report that technology plays a significant role in their classrooms.
The Thursday night event, hosted by the Christa McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, which houses Framingham State’s Challenger Center, honored the legacy left by McAuliffe and the crew: that education and learning can take you over the moon. McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space, set to ascend on the Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986.
The tendency of researchers to avoid publishing negative findings is an excellent example of how research dollars can be wasted. Scientists are incentivized to publish innovative, groundbreaking new findings, not the results of experiments that failed.