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Women STEM majors foresee a different kind of post-grad stress

April 14, 2016

“When a female makes it to the higher levels of science and math, she’s going to be good, because all her life she had to fight,” said Ming Lin, a computer science professor at UNC. “She had to compete with other people, but mostly she had to fight against herself, because she spent years and years surrounded by men, watching her female peers dwindle.

Not just reading and math: Education Secretary to call for return to a ‘well-rounded education’

April 14, 2016

The nation’s schools have focused so intently on improving students’ math and reading skills that, in many cases, they have squeezed out other important subjects, such as social studies, science and the arts. That’s the message that U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr.

‘Breakthrough Starshot’ aims to reach Alpha Centauri 20 years after launch

April 13, 2016

Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking announced Tuesday a $100 million research and engineering program, Breakthrough Starshot, aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled “nanocrafts” that could travel to Alpha Centauri, our nearest sta

At White House Science Fair, President Obama Calls on This Generation of Students to Tackle the Grand Challenges of Our Time

April 13, 2016

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.