Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.
There's a way to bring more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and math – and that's "making sure there's a girl-friendly environment," said Meeta Sharma-Holt, executive director of Techbridge, which works to encourage and support girls in STEM.
It may not seem like biotechnology, manufacturing and construction have much in common, but according to panelists at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in Baltimore, all these industries provide opportunities for well-paid jobs without the need for a college degree.
Teachers can inspire students to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering and math – or they can turn them off from these subjects forever.
Having observed Steve Jobs in his final days, Isaacson was able to condense what made Jobs and his Apple products great. His success -- and Apple’s -- is predicated on what I would call “the Apple Rules.” Under the Apple Rules, products like the iPhone, iPod and Mac just didn’t emerge out of the ether in a flash of inspiration.
Education 3.0, like other technology-driven changes from e-commerce to social networking, has powerful benefits. But, it also brings new concerns.
The Obama administration has made universal preschool a priority during the second half of its White House tenure, and as a result, states and corporations have begun ramping up investment in early childhood education.
The Latino population in the U.S. is growing quickly, but their demographic makes up less than 10 percent of the science, technology, engineering and math workforce.
The National Week of Making will coincide with the National Maker Faire on June 18-19 in Washington, D.C., that features makers from across the country and will include participation of numerous Federal Agencies such as the Department of Education, Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, National Aeronautic
The full House Appropriations Committee will take up a spending bill May 24 that would provide a windfall for NASA’s planetary science program but prevent the agency from spending any funds on its proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).Besides increases for NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion specifically included in the bill, planetary science emerges as a big winner.