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September 24, 2019

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said Monday in an email to constituents that in “2018, nearly 2.4 million STEM jobs went unfilled, largely because STEM education is not readily available for many students.” STEM is the fastest growing sector of the job market; but according to the U.S. Department of Education only 16 percent of American high school students say that they are interested in STEM and test proficient in math.

September 23, 2019

The study, conducted over that last two years by Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit working to drive transformation in workforce and education systems, and Persistence Plus, a student-centered mobile platform, examined the effects of digital alerts, also known as personalized nudging, on students at four community colleges in an attempt to address obstacles that can lead to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics students dropping out of college.

September 23, 2019

Historically black colleges are putting on a full-court press to have Congress extend more than $250 million in mandatory funding for minority-serving institutions that is set to expire at the end of the month. The funding includes roughly $85 million for HBCUs to support education programs in science, technology, math or engineering. The rest goes to tribal colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions.

September 20, 2019

Bipartisan legislation to issue a commemorative $1 coin honoring the late Space Shuttle Challenger teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe of Concord passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, and is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

September 19, 2019

A small Arduino robot has been launched via Kickstarter this week called the LittleBot “Buddy”, providing an introduction to robotics for fun and STEM education. If the crowdfunding campaign a successful worldwide shipping is expected to take place during December 2019.

September 19, 2019

Choosing a Best lego robot kits is a challenging task. There’s a world of difference between a good, and a bad product. One looks like they’re begging for change on the street, or straight out of the woods, and the other looks more at place on the red carpets of Hollywood. We’ll detail some of the factors to consider when shopping for a quality lego robot kits.

September 18, 2019

You may not realize it, but it’s entirely possible that the machinist on your factory floor is actually a poet. All over the United States, manufacturing plants, engineering firms, technology companies, and science labs are brimming with talented professionals working in STEM who also happen to be historians, writers, philosophers, musicians, and psychologists.

September 18, 2019

As automation and technology change the nature of work from physical to technical labor, as manufacturing jobs transition from physical assembly-line occupations to those tied to supporting automation and robotics, a strong STEM skill set will be of the utmost importance in the new economy.Unfortunately, this skill set is exactly what our workforce lacks at the moment. In recent years, the skills gap has received much attention, and rightfully so.

September 17, 2019

A growing body of research shows that innovation actually gets better with age. This research prompts us to develop a more inclusive and sustainable innovation paradigm that could be a game changer for the way we address our country's growing talent crisis. U.S. Census data shows that 40% of Americans are now 45 years of age or older. Compare that to only 34% in the 20–45 age range, and it becomes abundantly clear that we don't have enough people in their so-called innovative prime to shore things up.

September 16, 2019

Girl Scouts have 42 new badges to work toward this year -- nine of which are cyber-security related. Director of Member Engagement of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Kelly McGraw said: “They’re still earned the same way all the existing badges and awards are earned. How to earn the badges are different based on grade level.”

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