For the last two decades, Castillo-Chavez has worked with these students, attendees at the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI), a summer program for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Two new federal interagency websites designed to connect undergraduate and graduate students with education and training opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have been launched on Science.gov, the portal to U.S. government science information.
Techbridge, a leader for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming for girls, announced today during a convening of national STEM leaders the release of a white paper that provides best practices to encourage girls in STEM education and ultimately STEM careers.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine thinks a lot about space debris -- and space in general: how all that traffic up there should be managed, how wars would be fought in space, how we might get to Mars.
Personalized learning describes Internet based learning platforms that respond to the user’s learning style, interests, and pre-existing knowledge. The RAND study describes five personalized practices from the schools in their study: learner profiles, personal learning pathways, competency-based progression, flexible learning environments, and emphasis on college and career readiness.
“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.
Imagine being in the same room as Einstein while he lectures about the Theory of Relativity. Atoms, planets and other images are displayed all around the room as Einstein puts into words the ideas and theories he has so vividly contained in his mind.
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.