STEM

How to Successfully Earn a STEM Associate Degree

Students shouldn't let common myths and misconceptions prevent them from majoring in STEM subjects in community college. There are a wide range of fields that fall under the STEM umbrella.​ Community college can be a starting point for students who pursue STEM careers that require advanced degrees or an avenue for students to earn an associate degree and other certifications.

Merkley, Franken Introduce Legislation To Promote Education in STEM

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) today introduced legislation designed to increase student access to courses in STEM education subjects and provide additional resources to recruit, train, and support teachers of these subjects.

NASA Announces Teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Participating teams are from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Mexico, Germany, India and Russia.

10 Career Resources for Women in STEM

While women's presence in these industries has increased steadily over the years, there's still a significant gender gap — and if female STEM workers want to get ahead, it's in their best interest to support and connect with other women who share their professional interests and goals. If you're a woman who works (or wants to work) in STEM, here are 10 great career resources to help you build your skills, network with other STEM professionals and find new career-related opportunities.

Manufacturing Universities: The Next-Generation University-Industry Partnership

ITIF praises Senators Coons, Ayotte, and Gillibrand for introducing this important piece of legislation which will help transform university-industry relations, improve America’s innovation capacity, and ultimately spur significant economic and employment growth. A national system of manufacturing universities will incentivize institutions to focus more on the advanced manufacturing research and applications that are increasingly needed in the ‘New Economy.’ It will also produce graduates that are better equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in emerging, innovation-based industries. - Dr. Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

U.S. engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to meet U.S. major engineering challenges

In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair Monday, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the twenty-first century. Each of the 122 signing schools has pledged to graduate a minimum of twenty students per year who have been specially prepared to lead the way in solving such large-scale problems, with the goal of training more than 20,000 formally recognized “Grand Challenge Engineers” over the next decade.

Women Are Primed To Lead In This New Era Of Car Innovation

Women's participation in business and MBA programs has grown more than five-fold since the 1970s, and the increase in the number of engineering degrees granted to women has grown almost tenfold. So, is it any wonder that women engineers are leading the way in some of the technological advances in the car industry, which will dramatically change the automotive industry more in the next decade than it has in the past 50 years?!

Using Technology to Improve Mathematical Intelligence

Technology can support mathematics education through dynamic software, anchored instruction, networked devices, participatory simulations, games and construction kits. The challenge lies in developing technology that engages students with interesting and stimulating applications of mathematics that are relevant to the real world.

Overcoming Gender Inequality in the Tech Sector

Yesterday, in partnership with Symantec, we brought together a number of smart women and men for a roundtable discussion on gender inequality in tech. In attendance were Code 2040 and Girls Who Code, two non-profits that are trying to address one root of the problem — girls leaving STEM education as early as middle school. We also had representatives of companies including Facebook, Edelman and of course Symantec. These organizations and others are actively looking to improve their diversity record and foster a culture of diversity.

Robots Return to the White House for Science Fair

Toting iPhone-charging wristwatches, hiccup-defeating lollipops, an artificial spine that can grow with its wearer, and prosthetic legs for injured pets, 34 science teams and reams of reporters flocked to the nation’s capital Monday for the fifth annual “White House Science Fair.” Held hours after the White House announced a new initiative to promote science education, the event showcased young scientists and engineers who hailed from across the nation...

Dow Expands Partnership with FIRST® to Promote STEM Education

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced today a $1 million commitment with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to promote STEM education. FIRST, a not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, has designated Dow as a FIRST Strategic Partner.

Obama announces $240M in new pledges for STEM education

President Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. At the White House Science Fair on Monday, Obama announced more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year's fair is focused on diversity. Obama said the new commitments have brought total financial and material support for these programs to $1 billion.

3-D Printing Makes a Mark on Engineering Education

What's the best preparation for someone interested in entering this new field? Hull, who has a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado, says that if he were starting off today in the field he created, he'd pay a lot more attention to organic chemistry and materials science. "A lot of the technology has to do with how you manipulate materials," he says. Hull also recommends becoming proficient at computer-aided design.

Study: Americans Rank Last in Math Ability

According to recent research published by the Educational Testing Service, a global nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, the United States of America places last in math competency per the results of a recent international standardized test. This recent research, however, falls in line with a similar survey released in February from the Pew Research Center, which showed that the U.S.’s STEM education is still pretty mediocre.

Change the Equation Launches "Start with STEM," Nationwide Campaign

Timed with today's White House Science Fair, Change the Equation has launched a nationwide campaign called Start with STEM, to drive corporate dollars and volunteerism to the nation's highest quality K-12 STEM programs and schools. The campaign is directly tied to CTEq's ambitious 2015 goal for Corporate America to reach 1.5 million new students through these STEM education programs, as described earlier today in an official White House statement.

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