While STEM education in Valparaiso certainly isn’t a new concept (teachers across the district have been teaching STEM activities in their classrooms for years), it is now being intentionally taught to every elementary student through a weekly class using the Project Lead the Way Curriculum (projectleadtheway.org).
Another year, another round of budget roulette for US science agencies. When Congress returns from its summer break on 6 September, it will have just three weeks to pass a new government funding bill before the 2017 budget year begins on 1 October.
Students across ITT Technical Institutes' 130 campuses awoke Tuesday morning to emails saying they wouldn't be attending class anymore. After months of sanctions and years of investigations and lawsuits, ITT Educational Services -- the institution's parent company -- announced it was closing all of its campuses.
Tuition and fee increases over the past five years at Oklahoma's public higher education system are among the country's highest, according to The College Board.
The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale component test at 100-percent power.
To protect the Arctic from climate change, scientists require a detailed map which they can slowly update and reference over time. Such a resource has, until now, been difficult to produce because traditional capture methods -- low-flying aircraft, for instance -- are expensive or ill-equipped to deal with the region's harsh weather patterns.
Research looking at the factors that cause students to leave STEM majors has been done, she said. But studies investigating the use of career development to successfully predict STEM retention rates is something new. “We wanted to see how we could incorporate career development into STEM initiatives to focus on keeping undergraduate students in their STEM major and be successful,” she said.
The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Scholarship Program is a scholarship-for-service program created by DOD that gives undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to national security functions a full scholarship and postgraduate employment.
One thing that has become apparent over those years of study is that the innovation imperative in the technology sector is increasing exponentially. There seems to be a treadmill that has an automatic speed-up setting that can’t be changed, because capitalism requires constantly evolving systems and structures to support it. And few companies are able to keep up.
When researching online programs, experts advise prospective students to check out the faculty who shape the academic experience. In addition to speaking with alumni, current students and faculty themselves, and possibly sampling online classes beforehand, experts recommend reading up on faculty members' research and background.