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China Surpassing US in Educational Technology

September 29, 2016

China wants it big in terms of size and degree. Recently, it has made some news for launching the world's biggest radio telescope and setting itself up as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to technology. Even in the field of education technology, China is making waves for surpassing the US by having the biggest investment when it comes to education technology.

Congress needs to put our money where our mouth is on STEM

September 29, 2016

In his recent op-ed for The Hill (“STEM education: Not just for the next Neil Armstrong,” Sept. 20), Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) lays out the importance of inspiring our nation’s next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts early on. I could not agree more. We need to inspire and challenge our nation’s young people to innovate the future. -- Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Survey says students are avoiding STEM classes

September 28, 2016

A recent study shows students are skipping science and math because they don't understand the vast career opportunities available in those fields. According to a STEM survey conducted by Emerson, a global manufacturing and technology company, 42% of people would have considered an education in STEM if they better understood a potential career path, and 1 in 3 didn't pursue a career in STEM because it seemed too hard.

How STEM Skills Are the Next Great Equalizer

September 28, 2016

It was not until the tech boom of the late 1990s that we started seeing an uptick in the number of students getting degrees in STEM fields. They’re now many of the people driving our current technology revolution in fields like computing, communications, virtual reality and more. In a recent piece here in TIME, I wrote about seven areas of explosive growth in tech that will drive our world and economy over the next 10-15 years.

Are Female STEM and Business Majors Subject to a 'Marriage Market' Penalty?

September 27, 2016

New research may explain why women shun STEM and business degrees. Human Capital Investments and Expectations About Career and Family, a recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reveals that women college students believe majoring in STEM and business subjects them to a “marriage market” penalty, reducing their chances of getting married and having kids by a certain age.

No Classrooms in the Future According to Recent Research

September 27, 2016

A recent research has predicted that in the future, the idea of classroom learning will be non-existent anymore, what with the emergence of new technology. According to the report, the main reason for this is the expectation of students for a more highly engaging and interactive learning rather than stagnant designs led by instructors.

3 Reasons Why Studying STEM is Cool

September 27, 2016

STEM curriculum concentrates on four main areas of study: science, technology, engineering and math. Coursework is integrated and interdisciplinary. So rather than address each subject separately, courses bring these disciplines together for a cohesive learning experience. Science and math often get characterized as dull, dry subjects, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

From Teaching Robots to Intelligent Tutor Systems, AI is Changing Education

September 26, 2016

While many K-12 schools and universities have been slow to adopt existing AI technology due to funding concerns and general fears about being early adopters of new technology that may prove to be unsuccessful, the report says that over the next 15 years in a typical North American city, the use of intelligent tutor systems (ITS) and other AI technologies to assist teachers in the classroom and in the home is likely to expand significantly, as will learning based on virtual reality (VR) applications.

The future of STEM is female

September 26, 2016

The UC Davis College of Engineering hosted its fourth annual C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp this summer. The GIRL Camp is a week-long program that teaches 7th and 8th grade girls the principles of engineering and technology through problem-solving activities. The campers learn about programming in the Ch language, a user-friendly C/C++ interpreter and by using Linkbots, a modular robotic platform created as an introduction to robotics for young engineers.

Working Remotely From Anywhere In The World Is Possible, Even For STEM Majors

September 26, 2016

Many seem to think remote work won’t be an option for them if they follow their dreams of engineering or science, but that’s because we’re still looking at these fields through a smaller scope then we should and can at this point. A recent study showed some 60 percent of office jobs will be remote by 2022.

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