10 IT skills that employers need in 2017
Unemployment rates in the IT industry are still hovering around historic lows, and some roles -- like network and security engineers and software developers -- are showing unemployment rates of around 1 percent.
Fighting the STEM gender gap with stories of trailblazing female scientists
For writer and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky, the idea to profile 50 pioneering female scientists in her recent book, “Women in Science,” was spurred by conversations with educator friends. As they talked about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, Ignotofsky realized women aren’t just underrepresented in STEM, itself -- the stories about their contributions don't get much play, either.
The Countries With The Most STEM Graduates
Last year, India had the most graduates of any country worldwide with 78.0 million while China followed close behind with 77.7 million. The U.S. is now in third place with 67.4 million graduates, and the gap behind the top two countries is widening.
STEAM talk explores relationship between art, science in education
Greg Blonder said he believes STEM subjects are exciting on their own. An engineering professor at Boston University, Blonder, who focuses on product design and manufacturing, said he’s not in favor of STEAM because it will weaken the power STEM has. “The more stakeholders with interest in a project, the more likely it is that they are going to pull it in different directions,” Blonder said. “When you have a brand that stands for too many things, you have nothing.”
How Artificial Intelligence Will Invade Classrooms
From Siri handling our schedules to smart cars driving themselves, artificial intelligence (AI) has turned our world upside down -- except in education. Computers are trading on the stock markets for us, but our schools might as well be stuck in the 12th century. Children sit in the same orderly rows they have for centuries, learning Euclidean geometry while being bored to tears. Sure, modern students are glued to iPads, but technology hasn’t done much to boost their learning -- at least not yet. The promise of AI might just be the long-awaited breakthrough that will change the way we all learn.
These 8 Toys Can Make Your Kids Smarter
As schools (and the Department of Education) encourage children to pursue in science, technology, engineering and math, the toy industry has been looking for ways to both assist and capitalize on STEM's popularity. And they're finding that there's a lot of fun to be had in teaching kids that science and math are more than just memorizing tables and formulas.
NCSES publishes latest Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment. The report shows the degree to which women, people with disabilities and minorities from three racial and ethnic groups -- black, Hispanic and American Indian or Alaska Native -- are underrepresented in science and engineering (S&E).
National Society of Black Engineers Launches #BlackSTEMLikeMe Campaign
Leveraging the immense popularity of the hit movie “Hidden Figures,” the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has launched a nationwide campaign titled #BlackSTEMLikeMe. This unique multimedia initiative is aiming to encourage black students and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to share their stories and passions...
Some Serious Matching Funds to Get Kids' Hands Dirty with STEM Projects
The program, backed by the Simons and Overdeck foundations, is called Science Everywhere, and sends foundation dollars toward creative projects that encourage students to explore math and science outside the classroom. The projects can happen at home, in an after-school program, or anywhere outside of a classroom. In addition to the foundations' matching donations to the projects, a panel of judges will award five teachers with the best ideas a $5,000 prize each.
Workshop shows teachers how to integrate STEM in class
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education can easily be integrated into every facet of education and doing so better prepares students for the future. This was the overall message of the Discovery Education STEM Academy held at the DeSoto County School’s Career Tech Center West.