We can help young people get on a pathway to success by investing in career and technical education programs. Millions of Americans have come to appreciate the value of four-year college degrees. These degrees remain as important as ever.
The U.S. ranks 10th in the world for its contributions to global innovation, according to a study published today by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. The report graded 56 countries on whether their policies encourage innovation.
The STEM Education Coalition has produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Presidential candidates. The Coalition’s recommendations cover broad principles for formulating a STEM policy agenda along with a range of specific actions and policy decisions, as well as a a variety of supporting facts to make the case for STEM education as a national priority.
NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.
Developed nations may have a leg up when it comes to introducing young girls to STEM careers, but often, an antiquated cultural status quo and a lack of governmental support can hinder real progress. In the developing world, even more challenges arise. These regions — or at least pockets within them — are attempting to close the gender gap, one line of code at a time.
Permission slips for class trips might become a thing of the past if Google has its way. The company has announced that it's expanding its free Expeditions program -- the virtual reality version of the old-school class trip -- to places that include the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Buckingham Palace.
New Jersey City University and Hudson County Community College are making a college education in one of the STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, mathematics -- extremely affordable, or even free for Hispanic students.
The future of innovative technology companies like Microsoft depends on a robust supply of workers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and training. So does the future of industries such as retail, manufacturing, energy and even entertainment.
As if plummeting stock markets, fears of a new recession and a growing gulf between rich and poor isn't enough to deal with, world leaders have a new concern: a loss of more than 5 million jobs in 15 developed and emerging economies by 2020.That is what world leaders were told on Wednesday as the World Economic Forum opened its meetings at Davos with a stark picture about how technology will re