The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday highlighted the opening of the Watts Bar 2 reactor in Tennessee, which became the first new nuclear reactor to connect to the power grid in the U.S. since 1996 when it went online on June 3. The new reactor will eventually add 1,150 megawatts of electricity generation capacity at the power plant.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects, including at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as part of the government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions. Moniz said Tuesday that the 93 research projects in 28 states will help scientists innovate with nuclear technologies that can eventually enter the commercial market.
On Tuesday, June 14, Oracle added another $3 million specifically to focus the program on girls and women worldwide. The money will help to fund programs to send 55,000 young girls around the world to various summer computing camps, codefests, workshops and conferences.
Robots are becoming increasingly common in introductory college and university computer science classrooms, but they're not exactly R2-D2. Often, they consist of tabletop machines, such as arms with gripper claws or simple Lego creations. A number of factors -- from cost to programming complexity -- make those basic robots logical choices for introductory courses.
We always have to make our case because the taxpayers' funding the national science foundation, and congress appropriates our money, so we are continually making our case that funding basic research is very important for the vitality, the health of the economy, and for our security and our health, to keep us a leader among nations.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will enter into orbit around Jupiter on the Fourth of July, completing a journey of over 1.7 billion miles that began on August 5, 2011 when it blasted off from Earth on an Atlas V rocket.
Career, vocational, and technical education connects personalized learning and academic rigor with real-world access to postsecondary and career pathways. Career and technical learning opportunities for high school students should not be electives, or housed only in VocTech schools, but integral components of traditional academic programs.
Who said learning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) had to be boring? With the emerging trend of getting kids involved in STEM at an early age, a number of startups have introduced robots that explore STEM concepts through play. Here are ten STEM robotics kits that your kid (toddler to teen) will absolutely enjoy.
As public universities lose state funding, and are increasingly forced to function more like any other business, universities have to shift priorities.
Don't let the summer go to waste while school’s out. Summer break is a perfect time to introduce your children to in-demand science, technology, engineering and math skills while they have fun with new friends and mentors. We’ve pulled together a list of STEM summer camps to help your kids stand out once the school year rolls around.