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Science.gov Is Hosting New Interagency Microsites Listing STEM Education and Training Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

April 17, 2016

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 White Paper Calls for a New Collective Effort to Increase the Number of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

April 17, 2016

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.

Personalized learning is a useful tool, not a panacea

April 14, 2016

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.

Women STEM majors foresee a different kind of post-grad stress

April 14, 2016

“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.

Not just reading and math: Education Secretary to call for return to a ‘well-rounded education’

April 14, 2016

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.

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