From Siri handling our schedules to smart cars driving themselves, artificial intelligence (AI) has turned our world upside down -- except in education. Computers are trading on the stock markets for us, but our schools might as well be stuck in the 12th century. Children sit in the same orderly rows they have for centuries, learning Euclidean geometry while being bored to tears.
Have you ever been part of an innovation project that started off with big ambitions and dreams about coming up with disruptive innovations which are expected to be game changing and end with a me-too or a watered down incremental innovation to an existing product category?
As schools (and the Department of Education) encourage children to pursue in science, technology, engineering and math, the toy industry has been looking for ways to both assist and capitalize on STEM's popularity. And they're finding that there's a lot of fun to be had in teaching kids that science and math are more than just memorizing tables and formulas.
The American Meteorological Society’s Education Program invites faculty at minority-serving colleges and universities to apply for the AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project and offer a dynamic course on the most current climate science and global change issues.
While you were sleeping last night, an asteroid passed close to Earth -- very close. The object is known only as 2017 BH30, and it passed within 40,563 miles of the planet. That’s closer than the orbit of the moon, which is 238,000 miles away. The troubling part here is that astronomers didn’t detect 2017 BH30 until just hours before its closest approach.
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment.
The program, backed by the Simons and Overdeck foundations, is called Science Everywhere, and sends foundation dollars toward creative projects that encourage students to explore math and science outside the classroom.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education can easily be integrated into every facet of education and doing so better prepares students for the future. This was the overall message of the Discovery Education STEM Academy held at the DeSoto County School’s Career Tech Center West.
Oxley explained how he uses technology to help students express their ideas within his classroom. “Some of my students are a little apprehensive in a traditional classroom situation,” Oxley said.