Does Exxon Mobil have a constitutional right to sow doubt about climate science? That’s the subject of a high-stakes legal battle playing out between dozens of state attorneys general, members of Congress, corporate executives, and activists.
...it’s no secret that women who work in STEM fields face significant challenges and are severely under-represented, particularly in senior leadership roles. This lack of representation will have negative repercussions for the industry's long-term growth.
Knowledge has become a commodity. We live in a society today were facts are at our fingertips through ready access to the internet and search engines. To keep pace, our educational system needs to focus less on memorization of facts and more on how to use facts and how to ask the right questions.
Compared to other majors, STEM students are most likely to believe companies will recruit them directly out of college, and 73 percent feel they will receive a good job upon graduation. McGraw-Hill’s Education 2016 Workforce Readiness Survey released in June discovered “only 40 percent of college seniors feel their college experience has been very helpful in preparing for a career.”
No one can really say for certain what the jobs of the future will be. A former educator with whom I recently met argued that uncertainty about the future job market means that giving students opportunities to learn computer science, while trendy, is essentially pointless.
In 2014, a single U.S.
Legislators in a handful of oil-rich states are struggling to do the seemingly impossible as the 2016 fiscal year draws to a close this week: balancing their budgets, as required by law, despite massive declines in revenues due to falling oil prices.
The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday easily advanced a bill that would maximize basic research in science and technology, drawing a clear distinction from a partisan measure passed by the House last year.
UC San Diego announced Wednesday that it tops a list of colleges that graduate the largest percentage of women in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At UCSD, 32.7 percent of its 2013 graduates completed STEM majors -- three times the national average.
Learning to code usually involves sitting in front of a computer, memorizing commands, and carefully checking for syntax errors. But what if instead, coding was colorful, fun, and let you interact with the real world? That's what Google is trying to do with a new initiative called Project Bloks.