What STEM Companies Can Do To Build A More Gender-Balanced Workforce

February 07, 2019

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses 100% of its donations to fund young scientists in pursuing innovative cancer research. Since its founding in 1946, the Foundation has invested over $360 million in funding more than 3,700 researchers. As the President and CEO of Damon Runyon, Dr. Yung S. Lie is making it her mission to promote STEM education and encourage more women to enter into science, technology, engineering, and math-related careers.

Can education make your career be robot-proof?

February 07, 2019

A 2015 McKinsey Report found that using technologies that existed at the time, over 45 percent of U.S. jobs were at risk of being automated, equating to $2 trillion in wages that would be lost. This raises the question of what skills humans need to acquire that cannot be replicated by machines within the current or foreseeable future advancements in technology. Is our education system equipping us with skills robots can’t replicate?

26 Ways That Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Transforming Education for the Better

January 31, 2019

I was having a conversation with an old school teacher who thinks that AI is ruining education. They challenged me to name 26 ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming education for the better, and instead, I came up with. Here they are.

Examining Local Issues Can Make STEM Learning Meaningful

January 31, 2019

Everyone seems to recognize the importance of STEM education, especially in recent years. But it can be difficult to help students understand how some STEM learning can benefit them. Maintaining student engagement is one of the most important keys to improved learning outcomes, so helping students to make a link between their interests and what they are learning can make STEM studies more meaningful.

10 major insights on teaching, learning, and STEM

January 31, 2019

STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S. classrooms by 2021. The report compiles information from 100Kin10’s partner organizations, teachers, researchers, and other STEM leaders, and the 10 reflections serve to direct the group’s work and focus areas for 2019. It offers a look at five trends that impacted STEM teaching and learning in 2018, along with five predictions for 2019.

FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure

January 30, 2019

Independent schools and small districts rely heavily on technology to supplement smaller budgets and staffs, which means it is essential to have airtight cybersecurity measures in place. In order to create the best possible defense systems, schools should build on their technology investments over time, according to education leaders at a Jan. 27 session at the Future of Education Technology Conference.

A Guide to STEM Majors

January 27, 2019

For career-minded students, few fields offer better job prospects than science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively as STEM. With strong industry growth predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and high-paying STEM majors topping the chart in the National Association of Colleges and Employers Winter 2019 Salary Survey, career options are abundant and wages are promising for graduates.

Partnerships key in federal 5-year plan for STEM workforce

January 27, 2019

The guidelines in the report are a response to section 101 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, a bipartisan bill meant to strengthen the U.S.’s global posture on science and technology education. The bill requires a committee under the NSTC to coordinate federal programs and activities in support of STEM education through all federal agencies that have programs in support of STEM education.

Confucius Institutes: Do they improve U.S.-China ties or harbor spies?

January 24, 2019

Amid a rise in Chinese cyber-theft and the huge growth in the numbers of Chinese exchange students and scholars, officials have stepped up pressure on administrators to take greater precautions to guard against espionage and efforts to steal American technologies and research data.

Simple STEM Tools for Teachers on a Budget

January 22, 2019

STEM activities are fantastic for teaching students critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Maker spaces and guided STEM activities are such a great way to encourage these skill in your students, but getting quality STEM resources can be hard for a teacher on a budget.


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