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A study about studies suggests men will still prevail in computer science in 2100

June 26, 2019

Today it’s mostly a man’s world in computer science -- and a tally of the authors behind nearly 3 million research papers in the field suggests that could be the case for the rest of the 21st century. The findings, reported by researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, point to how far the scientific community still has to go when it comes to gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Tech-infused classrooms are shaping elementary education

June 26, 2019

Technology is disrupting everything from healthcare and banking to transportation and printing. Now it's gunning for that staple of childhood: blocks. For a lot of kids in 2019, actual blocks on the floor have been replaced by virtual blocks on a screen. And instead of using them to build castles, they're using them to learn coding courtesy of a LEGO-inspired programming language called Scratch.

The 11 Best Graduate Aerospace Engineering Programs

June 25, 2019

The incredible technology that allows aircraft to take off, fly through the skies and land safely has fascinated people for years. And for some, that fascination could shape their career goals. A secondary degree in engineering concentrated in aerospace could give individuals the boost they need to reach new career heights.

Will AI Take Over Educational Leadership?

June 25, 2019

Leadership of any kind is stressful. What if you could train for leadership using a set of tools and data that could help you take calculated risks without endangering anyone? According to a McKinsey Quarterly article, artificial intelligence may have the “potential to help you lead with clarity, specificity, and creativity.”

iRobot wants to teach your kids to code with the $199 Root Coding Robot

June 25, 2019

iRobot is getting into the STEM sphere with its acquisition of Root Robotics. Now, you can get the $199 Root Coding Robot straight from iRobot, enabling kids to explore the science behind the Roomba.

Giving girls a boost For STEM success

June 24, 2019

A new study suggests exposure to high-achieving boys can erode girls’ achievements and confidence, especially in STEM subjects. Buy why? And what can we do about it? Once upon a time, girls weren’t expected to learn much in school. The only reason for a girl to go to college, the thinking went, was to meet a potential husband. Thankfully, these backwards notions have all but disappeared from most corners of our society.

Science Women are less visible in STEM: Why?

June 24, 2019

According to common stereotypes, women are better at languages and history, while men are better at chemistry and math. But are these categorizations based on fact?

Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

June 23, 2019

Faculty in the STEM fields are powerful forces in shaping engineering and computing education--the profession’s essential source of training and skills development. But even as the number of students pursuing science and engineering doctorates has increased dramatically, there has been a steep decline in candidates interested in pursuing academic careers.

Lessons On Career And Technical Education From America's Oldest Trade School

June 23, 2019

The nation is suffused in enthusiastic talk about career and technical education. Policymakers ranging from President Trump to Joe Biden to Bernie Sanders have called for more schooling that can equip students for in-demand, middle-class jobs. Well, a lot of the discussion is driven by advocates, academics and elected officials. It seems useful to ask those with a track record of actually doing this work what they think.

3 ways the private sector can support STEM diversity

June 19, 2019

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make up 47 percent of the labor force, but only 13 percent of engineers are women. Currently, only 28 percent of STEM professions are filled by non-white people. But, by 2050, there will no longer be a majority race. The diversifying population makes it clear that America’s future global competitiveness requires engaging students at all stages of the educational pathway.

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