Lockheed Martin wants to inspire the next generation of American space innovators with a major Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education project. Launched last month, Generation Beyond aims to bring the science of space into homes and classrooms. Geared toward middle school students, the program harnesses Lockheed Martin’s experience in deep space exploration.
For too many students, college is a time to give up on dreams of pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math career - and this is especially true for women and minorities. From 2009 to 2013, approximately 22 percent of women entered college intending to major in STEM fields, but only 9 percent of women nationally actually earned a STEM degree.
Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVES) create innovative pathways to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to more diverse audiences. However, there are limited examples of applications in Geosciences like meteorology and climatology.
A large majority of U.S. teachers believe technology helps facilitate learning -- however, just 16% of teachers give their schools an ‘A’ grade for incorporating it into their classroom. Almost half of teachers (48%) consider the technology they do have to be outdated.
Education lives in an era of big data and small devices. Smart devices, systems, and services that talk to other devices via the Internet mean educators as well as students can all be more productive. But this new-found freedom and the combination of mobile computing access to always-connected, cloud-based software has created headaches for anyone tasked with the job of securing it all.
Topping Holdren’s list of Obama’s accomplishments are a range of programs initiated to help improve science education. They include Educate to Innovate, which has attracted more than $1 billion in philanthropic and private-sector contributions for improving the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching at the K–12 level.
Innovation has become a religion in business today, with "innovate or die" as its mantra. When a company succeeds, people attribute its good fortune to superior innovation. When it fails, people say it lacked the ability to innovate, no matter how many new products it launched. The message is simple: you need to disrupt to survive.
For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically in the pre-dawn darkness atop a barge in the Atlantic, just off the Florida coast.
Innovation is a much more complex process than people realize. When a technological advance comes into being, its creators are far from the only ones who deserve credit. Their creation could never have come into being without the herculean efforts of thousands of scientists preforming basic research.
“Today, high-speed Internet is the backbone for 21st century economic growth in the digital economy,” said Rick Boucher, a former Democratic congressman who chaired the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and the Internet and now serves as honorary chairman of the IIA. “Unnecessary price regulation in competitive broadband markets will have far-reaching negative impacts on U.S.