Marvel Seeks Real-Life Super Girls in Thor: Ragnarok Stem Challenge
Marvel Studios is, once again, encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of Stem Challenge. This program, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier.
America's economy needs more than STEM
Business succeeds when STEM personnel pair with business executives to generate newer, more efficient ways to produce, market, distribute, and sell products. In many ways, American’s business leadership has been due to its openness to new ways of doing business and new ways of managing, marketing and financing firms. Businesses must also manage their human resources more effectively.
Researchers Seek Key to Success of STEM Students at HBCUs
Research being conducted by The Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) may show that “leading with soul” is directly connected to the success of STEM students at historically Black colleges and universities.
Demand for Skilled Labor Creates Opening for EdTech Leaders
Roughly 20.5 million students attended American colleges and universities in the fall of 2016, marking an annual increase of about 5.2 million since 2000. This surge, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics, comes alongside seemingly endless escalations of tuition expenses and a mounting student loan debt crisis, which Forbes notes is now the second-highest consumer debt category.
Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too
Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots -- both physical and digital -- to learn.
Employers must redefine STEM to attract future talent, according to new Randstad US data
"The term 'STEM' needs a rebrand and awareness campaign to get the next generation of talent excited about pursuing these careers," said Alan Stukalsky, chief digital officer for Randstad North America. The study revealed not only a lack of students' awareness of what types of STEM jobs exist, but also a lack of personal connection to STEM professionals and how STEM jobs are defined.
Survey reveals growing lack of interest in STEM careers among young people, especially girls
Although children between the ages of 11 and 14 years old demonstrate a high level of interest and skills in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - their interest dwindles as they get older, according to new research from Randstad, a global human resources firm.
STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate
Every student has his or her own story and brings a diverse set of perspectives to school each day. Our life experiences and worldview affect how we approach and solve problems. The more voices we hear and stories we tell, the more we can learn from each other and be innovative while creating or solving problems. To increase the speed and depth of innovation, we need to engage and provide opportunities for all students to learn in meaningful ways.
Is the Investment in STEM Education Paying Off?
The goal of STEM education is to prepare a generation of citizens capable of making evidence-based decisions required for the innovative fields that are driving the 21st-century economy. And to that end, the U.S.'s investment is working. However, this commitment will need to continue in order to ensure accessibility to a quality STEM education for all students if the U.S. is to remain globally competitive over the long term.
More US funds needed to address workforce skills gap
A strong manufacturing ecosystem that includes manufacturing engineering education is critical to ensuring the future vitality and innovation of manufacturing initiatives in the US. So it was welcome news to learn that the DOD is developing a new manufacturing engineering education (MEE) grant program, authorized by Congress with initial funding of $10 million for fiscal 2017.