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Study finds digital alerts boost STEM student success

September 23, 2019

The study, conducted over that last two years by Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit working to drive transformation in workforce and education systems, and Persistence Plus, a student-centered mobile platform, examined the effects of digital alerts, also known as personalized nudging, on students at four community colleges in an attempt to address obstacles that can lead to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics students dropping out of college.

HBCUs Press Congress to Extend Funding

September 23, 2019

Historically black colleges are putting on a full-court press to have Congress extend more than $250 million in mandatory funding for minority-serving institutions that is set to expire at the end of the month. The funding includes roughly $85 million for HBCUs to support education programs in science, technology, math or engineering. The rest goes to tribal colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions.

Christa McAuliffe commemorative coin bill heads to Trump's desk for signature

September 20, 2019

Bipartisan legislation to issue a commemorative $1 coin honoring the late Space Shuttle Challenger teacher/astronaut Christa McAuliffe of Concord passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, and is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

LittleBot Arduino robot designed for STEM education

September 19, 2019

A small Arduino robot has been launched via Kickstarter this week called the LittleBot “Buddy”, providing an introduction to robotics for fun and STEM education. If the crowdfunding campaign a successful worldwide shipping is expected to take place during December 2019.

Guide to buy top 6 best lego robot kits in 2019 - Best lego robot kits reviews

September 19, 2019

Choosing a Best lego robot kits is a challenging task. There’s a world of difference between a good, and a bad product. One looks like they’re begging for change on the street, or straight out of the woods, and the other looks more at place on the red carpets of Hollywood. We’ll detail some of the factors to consider when shopping for a quality lego robot kits.

Why Your Liberal Arts Degree Could Make You a Great Fit for a STEM Career

September 18, 2019

You may not realize it, but it’s entirely possible that the machinist on your factory floor is actually a poet. All over the United States, manufacturing plants, engineering firms, technology companies, and science labs are brimming with talented professionals working in STEM who also happen to be historians, writers, philosophers, musicians, and psychologists.

The politics of automation: Learning to embrace disruption

September 18, 2019

As automation and technology change the nature of work from physical to technical labor, as manufacturing jobs transition from physical assembly-line occupations to those tied to supporting automation and robotics, a strong STEM skill set will be of the utmost importance in the new economy.Unfortunately, this skill set is exactly what our workforce lacks at the moment. In recent years, the skills gap has received much attention, and rightfully so.

Girl Scouts offer 9 new cyber-related badges

September 16, 2019

Girl Scouts have 42 new badges to work toward this year -- nine of which are cyber-security related. Director of Member Engagement of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Kelly McGraw said: “They’re still earned the same way all the existing badges and awards are earned. How to earn the badges are different based on grade level.”

How STEM Education Must Evolve

September 16, 2019

As millions of students head back to school this fall, it is worth looking at how the education they receive now will prepare them to take on society’s big new challenges. Concerns about personal privacy are growing in an age of increasing digital corporate surveillance, social media platforms have become centralized points of attack for hate-mongers, and we see a deficit of trust in information found online. Technology is emerging as one of the most plentiful sources of new headaches for politicians and voters alike.

Study Says 4 out of 5 Educators & Parents Believe Tech Helps Kids Learn

September 16, 2019

Four out of five educators and 86% of parents think classroom technology, such as laptops, video content, and STEM products, are a crucial part of education. These education technology insights come from a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, which included responses from parents and educators of children in preschool through 12th grade.

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