Education

If the U.S. Wants to Protect Itself Against Cyber Warfare, It Must Invest Big in K-12 Computer Science

July 24, 2018

It is time we reprioritized how we think about education -- not in terms of federal, state, or local expenditures, but in terms of the quality of education our citizens receive as an investment in our nation’s defense. For a well-resourced country like the United States to be undereducated and underskilled in today’s world not only is economically and socially reprehensible, it undermines current and future national security.

What's Going on With the Semiconductor Workforce? The U.S. Government Wants to Know

July 23, 2018

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to know about efforts to educate and train the future semiconductor workforce, and how the U.S. government can help. NIST has asked for input on this topic from semiconductor companies, and their suppliers, trade associations, equipment manufacturers, educational institutions, and other related organizations, for a new report.

How 'The Efficiency Paradox' Gets EdTech Right

July 19, 2018

This is one of the first books written by someone who works primarily outside of academia that gets at a fundamental truth about higher education right. That fundamental truth is that technology to advance learning can be great, as long as that technology is a complement - and not a substitute - for a well-trained and fully-supported educator.

50% of Women Unsure about Future of Women in Science Says New Study

July 18, 2018

As there has been a concerted effort to attract and retain women in STEM fields, a new survey from the Exelon Foundation has some disappointing results. It showed that only 50% of the next generation of women remain optimistic about the future of women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment

July 18, 2018

The US Girl Scouts campaign to promote STEM education is advancing to its next logical step: even more badges. The organization is introducing 30 new badges that promise to foster scientific and computer know-how across the Scouts' age groups.

Here's how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

July 17, 2018

Girls currently make up over half of the United States’ gifted student population. If girls have the smarts needed for success in STEM, then what factors explain why they don’t pursue education and careers in these fields? There are two types of beliefs that discourage girls from pursuing STEM at an early age...

Study: Most Teaching and Learning Uses Technology Nowadays

July 17, 2018

In classrooms with long-time educators, most teaching and learning involves technology. Even with assignments, less than half -- 42 percent — of student work is done using paper and pencil, according to a new study conducted by MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Top 10 states that are winning the war for talent

July 16, 2018

We look at the number of available workers and which states are doing the best to attract them. We look at how educated they are. We examine which states have a Right to Work law, which affirms the right of every American to work for a living without being compelled to belong to a union and pay dues. To find states with the nation's top talent we measure in-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, state worker-development programs, union membership and more.

Putting the Youth First: What 6 Companies Are Doing for STEM

July 16, 2018

We took an in-depth look at programs that are thriving within six companies that SDxCentral covers.  We discovered that these companies are going beyond just providing funding to theSTEM space, but also building STEM into their social responsibility statements and making it a prominent part of their corporate agenda.

Bill Gates thinks this woman is a 'hero.' Here's how you can replicate her success

July 13, 2018

To many, Bill Gates is a hero. But the billionaire philanthropist has shown that even world-class icons have idols of their own. For him, one among them is Anna Rosling Rönnlund. In a blog post earlier this year, Gates dubbed the Swedish social entrepreneur a hero for “making a difference in the world” through her work.

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