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LittleBot Arduino robot designed for STEM education

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.

Guide to buy top 6 best lego robot kits in 2019 - Best lego robot kits reviews

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.

Why Your Liberal Arts Degree Could Make You a Great Fit for a STEM Career

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.

The politics of automation: Learning to embrace disruption

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.

Girl Scouts offer 9 new cyber-related badges

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.”

How STEM Education Must Evolve

September 16, 2019

As millions of students head back to school this fall, it is worth looking at how the education they receive now will prepare them to take on society’s big new challenges. Concerns about personal privacy are growing in an age of increasing digital corporate surveillance, social media platforms have become centralized points of attack for hate-mongers, and we see a deficit of trust in information found online. Technology is emerging as one of the most plentiful sources of new headaches for politicians and voters alike.

Study Says 4 out of 5 Educators & Parents Believe Tech Helps Kids Learn

September 16, 2019

Four out of five educators and 86% of parents think classroom technology, such as laptops, video content, and STEM products, are a crucial part of education. These education technology insights come from a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, which included responses from parents and educators of children in preschool through 12th grade.

Women hold one in five top science and tech jobs

September 15, 2019

While women made up more than 50% of higher education students in those subjects - known collectively as STEM - their numbers fell dramatically with seniority, found a study by the University of Michigan and the New York Stem Cell Foundation. On average, women filled about 40% of assistant professor jobs, 30% of associate professor positions, and 20% of full professor jobs, it said.

Reducing Attrition from STEM Disciplines: Understanding the Student Athlete's Perspective

September 12, 2019

Institutional data show that a significant number of students at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)--a public, rural Historically Black University--who identify as STEM (biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical science, computer, and mathematics) majors in the first year graduate with degrees in non-STEM disciplines. While this pattern of switching from STEM to other majors is true across all racial groups, it is much greater for African Americans and other underrepresented minorities...

Skills Gap Growing as Companies Struggle to Find Capable Talent

September 12, 2019

When asked what’s driving the growing skills gap, the most cited reason (given by 37% of respondents) was that changing technology required a new set of skills. Respondents also said that the necessary skills have to be upgraded often. In fact, 40% of respondents estimated that workplace skills are usable for just four years or less before becoming obsolete.

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