Education

'STEM Deserts' in the Poorest Schools: How Can We Fix Them?

July 17, 2017

Students attending high-poverty schools tend to have fewer science materials, fewer opportunities, and less access to the most rigorous mathematics classes, like calculus and physics, than students attending low-poverty schools, a new analysis points out.

Who's Teaching The STEM Teachers About Robotics?

July 16, 2017

The technology that’s driving many STEM/STEAM and maker space programs is new, not just to students but to teachers as well. That’s why there are companies like WorkBench and Robots.education. When it comes to robotics, Robots.education is here to help teachers learn about robotics, learn how to teach robotics and how to engage students in robotics.

STEM Education Is Facing Over 100 Challenges. Can $28 Million Solve Them?

July 16, 2017

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education has well over 99 problems--but, for now at least, a lack of funding isn't one. 100Kin10, the national nonprofit seeking to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021, has mapped out over 100 "grand challenges" facing STEM education. And today, the organization announced that Google, Chevron, and other funders have committed over $28 million to help.

California Community Colleges Strive to Break Stigma of CTE Jobs

July 13, 2017

Lawmakers in California want to change the way people think about career and technical education. They are making a push to improve and expand CTE programs through the state’s vast community college system.

Early education efforts is key to filling cybersecurity talent and gender gaps

July 13, 2017

Getting more women into the field requires getting more women involved in computer sciences at an earlier age and giving them opportunities similar to those Sargent had. And that takes more educational efforts geared toward showing girls the opportunities the field offers.

The Maker Movement Is Poised to Thrive in Higher Education

July 13, 2017

Experts at higher ed organizations, like EDUCAUSE, have touted makerspaces as a way for college students to get out of their comfort zones and play with technology to understand, in practice, theories they learn in the classroom. Makerspaces, with their emphasis on creativity and imaginative problem-solving, also tie in nicely with the growing push to instill entrepreneurial thinking -- a goal valued by employers and institutions alike.

Robotics Team To Get U.S Visas After Trump Intervenes

July 13, 2017

U.S officials will grant visas to a group of Afghan girls so they can participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, a White House official said on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. The reported stated White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the decision Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.

Robot challenge promotes STEM education around the world, even in least-developed countries

July 13, 2017

Don’t expect to see pole vaults, balance beams and diving boards when some of the world’s brightest young minds come together this month in Washington for what sponsors are calling the first international robot olympics. Teams from nearly 160 countries and six continents are set to gather at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington starting Sunday to participate in three days of games designed to test their ingenuity and promote STEM education.

Online courses will eventually replace traditional education

July 12, 2017

The internet has changed the way humans do -- well, almost everything. For instance, instead of physically giving five bucks to a friend for buying coffee, one can Venmo them. Social circles are connected through Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and so on. Even grocery shopping can be done online thanks to Amazon. So why wouldn’t education follow this trend of improving the way in which humans live and interact?

75 American Public Libraries Launch STEM Ed Programs for Underserved Communities

July 12, 2017

Public libraries are quickly becoming centers for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) enrichment in the United States, with many starting to introduce interactive learning spaces. Recently, 75 U.S. libraries were chosen to receive resources, training and support to bring STEM education opportunities to library patrons as part of NASA@ My Library.

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