Senator Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and his Democratic counterpart have drafted a Senate spending bill that would give the US space agency NASA $19 billion in the coming year for the second year in a row. Shelby said that though that’s more money than was being asked by the agency, it's required so that vital programs won't stall.
One of the most effective and vital ways to increase the amount of qualified STEM personnel in the workforce is by encouraging women to pursue careers in the field. Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of the STEM workforce.
Climate change is a very large, very urgent problem. This has led to a peculiar and singularly unproductive fight within the climate community. Those who focus on the "urgent" part say that the overwhelming priority should be to deploy existing low-carbon technologies. We simply don't have time to wait for energy breakthroughs or miracles, they say.
To help prepare schools and universities for this explosion in technology, iSheriff, a leading cyber security company, today released its latest white paper Is Your School Ready for Education 3.0?. Education 3.0 is an all-encompassing term for how new technologies, such as cloud computing, online video, and mobile devices are changing the way educators teach and students learn.
In the last in a series of annual addresses before the Maryland Space Business Roudntable here, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said she would seek to ensure that NASA’s existing array of science and exploration programs were fully funded in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill.
When it comes to the explosion of opioid abuse in the U.S., large employers are footing a big chunk of the bill. Nearly one-third of painkiller prescriptions funded by employer plans are being abused, according to a new report from benefits firm Castlight.
On behalf of the National Science Foundation (NSF), actor Wil Wheaton and legendary superhero creator Stan Lee yesterday announced the winners of the Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes competition, sponsored by NSF and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).
According to UW's 2015-16 data digest, federal organizations like the National Science Foundation gave science and engineering programs nearly $500 million for research and development between 2013 and 2014. This was 47 percent of NSF's total expenditure.
A smaller amount of Zika virus funding means research into this disease must be prioritized. What should be the target? With each week it seems, we are learning about a new region becoming affected or of another side effect from infection. All the while, concerned Americans are calling for researchers to find answers.
Education technology company Clever has created a simpler way for students in K-2 classrooms to log into their computers, a process that it says will cut down on the time teachers have to spend before actually diving into the day’s lesson plan.