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Florida International University to lead nationwide STEM education initiative

May 22, 2017

A cadre of professors and researchers from Miami-based Florida International University and physics-oriented institutions from around the country are joining forces to help promote physics as a career path to young women, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years

May 22, 2017

Machine learning technologies in the AI field are designed in such a manner that they can interact directly with students without any human intervention, according to the report, and such technologies are capable of teaching varied subjects, such as mathematics, languages, physics, law, and medicine.

Meet the 2017 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

May 21, 2017

U.S. News & World Report is pleased to announce the 2017 STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, named in advance of this year's U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, which will be held May 24-26 in San Diego. U.S. News looked for leaders who have achieved measurable results in the science, technology, engineering and math fields; challenged established processes and conventional wisdom; inspired a shared vision; and motivated aspiring STEM professionals.

Math Education Is STEM Education!

May 21, 2017

I support STEM education -- including science, technology, and engineering. But I support STEM education, as Michael Shaughnessy wrote, from the perspective of “political advocacy.” As mathematics educators, it is incumbent on us to be advocates for STEM education because advocacy for STEM education is advocacy for mathematics education.

The 'Googlification' of America's classrooms - and what it means for your schools

May 21, 2017

Google’s dominance as a global search engine and device-maker is well-known to everyone who uses a laptop or a smartphone -- and even those who don’t. And its foray into other industries like self-driving cars, drones, and scientific research shows the company isn’t afraid to move into new verticals. One of those verticals is K12 education.

What Do Low-Income Parents Think of Education Tech?

May 18, 2017

When it comes to providing access to technology, many experts are concerned about the digital divide between high-income and low-income students, particularly in the home. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research lab (and part of the Sesame Workshop) that focuses on the challenges of education in the changing world, researched how the parents of these low-income students feel about technology.

How to Prepare Kids to Excel in Jobs that Don't Exist Yet

May 18, 2017

The task before Washington STEM Teacher of the Month and CenturyLink grant recipient Doug Ferguson isn’t just challenging - it’s a bit vague, too. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Integration Specialist recognizes that “by some estimates, more than half of the jobs our Kindergarteners will have don’t exist yet.” Still, Ferguson and his colleagues are rising to the challenge before them.

Can a Career Tech Ed. School Be Too Popular?

May 18, 2017

It's the chance of a lifetime, but it's also a regular part of students' experience at their elite public high school, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology. It's a full-time career-and-technical-education program offered by a countywide vocational district. Acceptance rates at MAST rival those at some of the most selective universities. Seats are coveted for good reason: They funnel students into impressive colleges, and jobs in marine science, engineering, and other fields.

STEM students who learn by example may miss key concepts, study finds

May 18, 2017

No matter how smart, well-prepared or hard-working, many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach to learning fails to provide a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie examples presented in the classroom, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

Transforming Education to be More Personal with Technology

May 18, 2017

One of the ultimate goals of using technology in the classroom is to help students personalize their learning experience as much as possible to meet their individual needs. Many digital devices, various types of software, and types of learning platforms are needed to make this happen.

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