Education

Researchers Seek Key to Success of STEM Students at HBCUs

August 24, 2017

Research being conducted by The Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) may show that “leading with soul” is directly connected to the success of STEM students at historically Black colleges and universities.

Demand for Skilled Labor Creates Opening for EdTech Leaders

August 23, 2017

Roughly 20.5 million students attended American colleges and universities in the fall of 2016, marking an annual increase of about 5.2 million since 2000. This surge, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, comes alongside seemingly endless escalations of tuition expenses and a mounting student loan debt crisis, which Forbes notes is now the second-highest consumer debt category.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

August 23, 2017

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots -- both physical and digital -- to learn.

Employers must redefine STEM to attract future talent, according to new Randstad US data

August 23, 2017

"The term 'STEM' needs a rebrand and awareness campaign to get the next generation of talent excited about pursuing these careers," said Alan Stukalsky, chief digital officer for Randstad North America. The study revealed not only a lack of students' awareness of what types of STEM jobs exist, but also a lack of personal connection to STEM professionals and how STEM jobs are defined.

Survey reveals growing lack of interest in STEM careers among young people, especially girls

August 22, 2017

Although children between the ages of 11 and 14 years old demonstrate a high level of interest and skills in STEM ­- science, technology, engineering and math - their interest dwindles as they get older, according to new research from Randstad, a global human resources firm.

STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

August 22, 2017

Every student has his or her own story and brings a diverse set of perspectives to school each day. Our life experiences and worldview affect how we approach and solve problems. The more voices we hear and stories we tell, the more we can learn from each other and be innovative while creating or solving problems. To increase the speed and depth of innovation, we need to engage and provide opportunities for all students to learn in meaningful ways.

Is the Investment in STEM Education Paying Off?

August 21, 2017

The goal of STEM education is to prepare a generation of citizens capable of making evidence-based decisions required for the innovative fields that are driving the 21st-century economy. And to that end, the U.S.'s investment is working. However, this commitment will need to continue in order to ensure accessibility to a quality STEM education for all students if the U.S. is to remain globally competitive over the long term.

More US funds needed to address workforce skills gap

August 21, 2017

A strong manufacturing ecosystem that includes manufacturing engineering education is critical to ensuring the future vitality and innovation of manufacturing initiatives in the US. So it was welcome news to learn that the DOD is developing a new manufacturing engineering education (MEE) grant program, authorized by Congress with initial funding of $10 million for fiscal 2017.

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today's Students Need to Succeed

August 17, 2017

When preparing students to be ready for the future, the focus often is on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. But, in a podcast with employees from Google, Pinterest and Twitter, EdSurge found that those in the tech industry believe students need skills beyond just technical expertise.

LEGO Education Launches New Coding Resources for Schools

August 17, 2017

LEGO® Education announced today new resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding -- including free lesson plans, online courses for teachers and an invitation to all schools and after-school programs to participate in the new FIRST® LEGO League and FIRST® LEGO League Jr. Challenge season.

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