On April 11-13, 24 MIT graduate students traveled to our nation's capital to participate in the annual Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day (CVD). The Science Policy Initiative (SPI), a student group that recognizes the need for scientists’ involvement in policy formation, organized the trip.
Montclair State University’s Dual Certification MAT program, with a focus on Inclusive STEM (iSTEM) education, is currently at the end of its fifth year since launching. Since it was introduced, the program has been tremendously helpful for teacher candidates who are well-rounded in STEM content and hope to spread their knowledge in their own inclusive classrooms somewhere down the line.
The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co have held on military space launches for more than a decade. The Global Positioning System satellite will be launched in May 2018 from Florida, Air Force officials said.
Sometimes, physicists can get too up in their own heads. At the most recent Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate, recently held at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, scientists gathered to address the question for the year: Is the universe a computer simulation?
Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org and the Computer Science Education Coalition, a national consortium of businesses and nonprofits, asked Congress to allocate $250 million in federal funding for “every student in every school to have an opportunity to learn computer science.” Doing so would “amplif
Like many professors, Henry C. Lucas was skeptical of online education. Lucas, now the chair of the decision, operations and information technologies department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, now believes it’s essential.
The STEM Education Coalition today publicly released “The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.” This 10-page paper written for policymakers and education lead
Kurzweil explained, “In 2012 solar panels were producing 0.5% of the world’s energy supply. Some people dismissed it, saying it’s nice but at a half percent solar is a fringe player, not going to solve the problem. They were ignoring the exponential growth -- like they ignored the exponential growth of the internet and human genome project. Half a percent is only 8 doublings away from 100%.
IBM's Watson is getting a place on Sesame Street. Big Blue's cognitive computing platform is teaming up with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, to design interactive educational tools for children that adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels of individual preschoolers.
The survey revealed that 42 percent of respondents would have considered a career in STEM fields had they better understood a potential career path, and one-third of respondents didn’t pursue a STEM career because it seemed too hard. Additionally, women were significantly more likely than men to avoid a career in STEM because they were afraid they wouldn’t succeed.