STEM

Support From Future Employers Vital For Women Studying STEM

“In order to get more women in the pipeline and potentially in these organizations, to be creating the future innovations that are going to fuel our growth as a country, you’ve got to have more women graduating with those degrees. So you’re telling employers, here’s a way you can have a direct impact on the future workforce by supporting scholarships for women.”

Geneseo to Award Scholarships to Future STEM Teachers Through $1.2 Million Grant

SUNY Geneseo’s largest-ever single grant -- a five-year, $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) -- will provide scholarship support and internships for students planning to teach physics or other STEM disciplines in underserved high schools after earning New York State teaching certification.

Are 3D Printers the Key to STEM Education?

It may seem at first as though a 3D printer is little more than a way to make trinkets. Like a penny embossed with the name of a historic site, or an extruded plastic toy in the shape of a zoo animal, a model skull or a chess piece is nice but doesn’t have much inherent value. But as a connected educator, you know that edtech devices are not an end, they are a means to an end.

New science standards mean more hands-on approach

Supporters describe Next Generation Science Standards as a superior alternative to the current standards, which were adopted more than 15 years ago, because they stress hands-on learning over the memorization of facts. Content also is narrowed, supporters say, allowing teachers to go more in-depth with topics and relay information in a more cohesive manner.

Incentives Help Florida College Students Complete Math Courses, Study Finds

Hillsborough Community College students who were paid cash bonuses were more likely to complete remedial math courses and meet with math tutors, according to a new study from social science research firm MDRC.

The Paradox of STEM Training

Recent statistics seem to point to an overabundance of STEM graduates, and yet there is negative unemployment in some tech careers. Why the discrepancy between supply and demand?

Honeywell and NASA Bring STEM Education Event Back for 10th Year, 1000th School

The fall tour is rolling into San Diego, California this week, hosting shows at Camp Pendleton Base Theater and Coronado High School for a variety of local schools, including: Mary Fay Pendleton School, North Terrance Elementary School, San Onofre School, Santa Margarita Elementary School, Stuart Mesa Elementary School, Coronado Middle School, Strand Elementary School and Village Elementary School.

Why I didn’t pursue a STEM education, but I hope you do

Today, I want to tell you what I wish someone had told me 20 years ago: Forget what you want to study.  Yes, that’s right, forget about the school part for a minute. Instead ask yourself: what kinds of problems do you want to solve?

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators

Acknowledging the need is well and good, but how, exactly, can educators help? One good start is by finding good information to incorporate into your STEM learning class modules. These resources should provide a good start to anybody looking to accelerate lesson plans for their STEM class.

Coding Boot Camps Feed Industry Demand For Programmers

A new educational institution, the coding boot camp, is quietly emerging as the vocational school for the digital age, devoted to creating software developers.These boot camps reflect the start-up ethic: small for-profit enterprises that are fast (classes are two to four months), nimble (revising curriculum to meet industry needs) and unconcerned with SAT scores or diplomas.

7 STEM apps designed by students

On Oct. 2 in Washington, D.C., I had the privilege to meet with 20 student fellows, ages 15-25, selected for their video game and app prototypes that address social issues in their community. These future ed-tech leaders did a fantastic job of not only promoting STEM fields, but also dissuading the naysayers that the United States lacks innovation in education and technology.

Not just for future scientists: STEM education spurs creativity, teamwork and problem solving

STEM education helps children develop several crucial skills outside of an interest in science, especially at the elementary level, and these skills can be applied across most areas of study.

Could more diversity help end the tech talent shortage?

The mission of #YesWeCode is to create a “learn-to-earn” pipeline of 100,000 children, arming them with the tools of coding, and implicitly, an analytical skillset for Stem. The program is based partly on the idea is that the quickest path to closing the gap is bringing in greater numbers of women and minorities, who are vastly underrepresented in tech.

Nye: U.S. Risks Standing as Global Innovation Leader Unless it Improves Science Education

Nye is a passionate spokesman for science education in the U.S., and he often warns his audiences that the country faces the threat of losing its reputation as the leading global innovator unless it starts putting greater emphasis on teaching young people science and math.

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Even as the volume of China’s scientific output has exploded and its major cities have risen to the top ranks, the quality and impact of Chinese science and its major science hubs lag far beyond those of the U.S. and Europe. Chinese science is inordinately dominated by a small group of cities, especially Beijing.

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