Scouting Into STEM
Move over, crafts and cookies. The Girl Scouts organization is making sure that their scouts get experience and exposure to women who work In STEM fields science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is now the largest pipeline in the U.S. for female leaders in STEM fields. And it has committed to getting 2.5 million young women into STEM careers by 2025. “We need to get Hawaii on this action,” says Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawaii
Average millennials' net worth is $8,000, study finds
Millennials have a much lower net worth than previous generations, according to a new study. The average net worth of Americans between the ages of 18 to 35 is less than $8,000 -- about 34 percent lower than in 1996, a Deloitte study published Wednesday found. Despite clichés that millennials are “ruining everything from movies to marriage,” the study found millennials are actually under more economic pressure because of numerous increased costs over the last decade.
The most educated cities in the US
While the number of degree holders has risen in the U.S. overall, educational attainment also varies significantly by location. Educational attainment in the U.S. is at a record high. As of 2017, 20 percent of adults over the age of 25 were bachelor’s degree holders, and an additional 12 percent of adults went beyond that to earn a graduate or professional degree. Nationwide, Americans have an average of 13.9 years of education, which equates to at least some college or an associate’s degree.
Many college students doubt they'll be able to pay off their student loans - ever
At a time when college students are taking on billions of dollars in debt, many don't know how to deal with finances and doubt they'll ever be able to pay back what they borrowed, according to a new survey. While 62% of the students polled said they felt prepared to stay on top of their college assignments, only 53% were similarly confident when it came to handling their money, according to a survey conducted by financial education technology provider EVERFI and sponsored by AIG Retirement Services, a retirement plan provider.
Employers can do more to encourage STEM skills
Unfortunately, many students don’t know what jobs can come from a STEM education, and even if they think they have an idea, most don’t have an opportunity to try them out or acquire hands-on experience. This is where employers can intervene and simultaneously ensure they have a qualified future talent pool to choose from.
NSTA's Latest STEM Road Map Books Spur Students to Take on Real-World Challenges With Environmental
What if 2nd graders needed to build an outdoor STEM classroom, 5th graders were tasked with designing a rainwater recycling system, and 11th graders had to figure out the best response to a nuclear meltdown? With the three new books in the STEM Road Map Curriculum Series, students can learn to take on challenges like these through engaging STEM-themed lessons.
What Makes a Good STEM/STEAM Toy?
How can toy companies create products that truly prepare kids for careers in science, technology, engineering and math? According to a new study, "STEM/STEAM Formula for Success," released today by The Toy Association, great STEM/STEAM (with the "A" representing arts) toys encourage open-ended play and trial-and-error exploration, teach problem-solving, and allow children to lead the play experience, among other attributes.
5 Ways Technology Can Accelerate Student Learning
The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse has released a set of recommendations for how higher education institutions can use technology to boost student success. The guide is designed to help instructors, instructional designers and administrators with retaining students by providing them with five evidence-based recommendations for supporting learning through the effective use of technology. Each of the recommendations is explained below in detail.
2019 STEM for All Video Showcase
Over 800 presenters and co-presenters share 242 short videos highlighting innovations in STEM education. We invite you to view all of these videos and to read the discussions that took place May 13th to May 20th.
Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research
Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups.