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Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

January 26, 2016

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 Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident

January 25, 2016

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.

These STEM initiatives are inspiring women and girls around the globe

January 25, 2016

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.

Technology Will Erase 5 Million Jobs

January 24, 2016

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