Education

Identifying and Addressing Leaks in the STEM Education Pipeline

November 12, 2018

Students need a strong foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science) education to be prepared for the careers and challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Algebra I is considered the “gatekeeper” course to advanced math and science, with early access and enrollment crucial for students’ future success in STEM.

Federal STEM grants reach $279 million for 2018

November 12, 2018

The Department of Education has announced that $279 million in discretionary grants to support the sciences have been awarded to organizations nationwide in 2018, surpassing the $200 million minimum in science, technology, engineering and math investment mandated by President Trump last year.

Mobile learning 'shifting the paradigm' of K-12 education, says Apple executive

November 08, 2018

The mobile internet is now the primary knowledge platform across the world, and that means educators and administrators must evolve their pedagogy along with it, Apple Education executive Jon Landis said this week.

AOPA 'leading the charge' for aviation education

November 08, 2018

Taking a risk and failing is part of the learning process, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell told more than 300 high school educators and industry leaders during a keynote address at the fourth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium Nov. 5 and 6.

Research to focus on family's role in supporting STEM interest and careers

November 08, 2018

"The hope with this project is to engage families in engineering and making to empower them to design and build solutions to challenges they face in their homes and communities," said Adam Maltese, principal investigator for the project and associate professor of science education. "Through this, we hope they are exposed to the diverse opportunities that they might pursue with STEM."

A New Reality for Online Education

November 07, 2018

Picture this: You’re walking through an organic chemistry lab on NC State’s campus. You put on your safety goggles and follow the professor over to a whiteboard, checking out the equipment around you along the way. A pretty standard student experience, right? It would be, except for the fact that you’re actually sitting at your kitchen table in front of your laptop.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

November 07, 2018

“Lifelong learning” may be the latest buzzword in education. But for Masako Wakamiya, it’s much more than lip service. Three years ago, at the ripe age of 80, Wakamiya decided to learn how to code. Last year, she developed and published an app to the Apple’s app store, making her one of the oldest app developers in the world.

Defense Industry Calls for STEM Talent

November 06, 2018

In the information age, military operations are becoming more and more dependent on network-based capabilities. Meeting the rising communication technology challenges of the future means having a workforce versed in science, technology, engineering and math, leaders suggest.

DeVos: Technology enables educators to 'rethink' school

November 06, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reiterated her long-standing call for educators to “rethink” school on Monday at the State Education Technology Directors Association conference, where she highlighted an award-winning elementary school technology program from St. Albans, Vermont, alongside her remarks.

Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I.

November 05, 2018

This year, Carnegie Mellon said it became the first university in the country to offer a separate undergraduate A.I. degree through its College of Computer Science. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology last month announced plans to establish a college for A.I., backed by $1 billion in investments.

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