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Texas Tech ranked most affordable online college for women in STEM

July 04, 2017

With an annual tuition rate of $6,480, Tech costs significantly less than other online degree programs. At No. 2 behind Tech is University of Massachusetts-Lowell at $8,625 - more than $2,000 higher than Tech’s tuition. The average rate of the ranked schools is $12,207, nearly twice as much as Tech’s tuition.

Career and Technical Education Emerging as Vehicle for STEM in Trump Era

July 04, 2017

Experiential, work-based career and technical education programs are receiving attention from policymakers and leaders in the scientific community as an emerging vehicle for STEM education, including through the Perkins reauthorization bill, a new National Science Board initiative on the skilled technical workforce, and ongoing programs at federal science agencies.

What Happened to Amazon Inspire, the Tech Giant's Education Marketplace?

June 30, 2017

Last summer the world’s largest online retailer launched Amazon Inspire, touting it as a hub for educators to exchange lesson plans and other Open Education Resources. But a year later, the site remains in limited, invitation-only beta. Some wonder when it will be open to the wider education community (and what the company’s broader education strategy is).

Cracking the code: Why aren't more women majoring in computer science?

June 29, 2017

While identifying the root cause for the gender gap that exists among computer science degree holders is difficult, researchers are finding that what happens in an introductory CS college classroom can greatly influence women’s decision to enter or stay out of the programming field.

MakerBot Debuts 3D Print Manager for Schools, Educator Guidebook

June 29, 2017

Compatible with Chromebooks, My MakerBot is designed to make it easier for students to use printers and for instructors to manage them. The platform connects a user's networked 3D printers, Thingiverse account, orders and support cases and allows users to upload and prepare files, print and monitor print jobs from any device.

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

June 29, 2017

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation’s needs. To help solve a “huge deficit in the skills that we need today,” Mr. Cook said, the government should do its part to make sure students learn computer programming.

GM partners with 4 groups to boost STEM education

June 28, 2017

General Motors Co. has partnered with four new organizations as part of its emerging corporate giving plan that includes a focus on encouraging young people to explore science, technology, engineering and math related professions. The Detroit automaker said Wednesday it will give a total of $850,000 and has established new partnerships with Code.org, Black Girls Code, Institute of Play and Digital Promise.

6 steps to increase STEM education

June 28, 2017

The world around us has changed profoundly. Nevertheless, the way we teach today in more or less the same arcane way we have for over a century. I would like to suggest a simple, scalable solution that leverages easily accessible modern technology to develop the STEM skill set that our students need now...

School Librarians Embrace Technology -- If the Budget Allows

June 27, 2017

In a profession most readily associated with the printed word, school librarians have embraced what may seem like an unlikely tool. Librarians in public schools across the country are mixing new technologies like iPads and the internet with old to teach their students fundamental skills, while also preparing them for the digital age. But their progress is threatened by a familiar problem in education: funding.

Minority Successes Don't Mean an End to STEM Diversity Issues

June 27, 2017

In the journey to increasing diversity within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, minorities have come far but they are not there; and only by providing the resources, mentoring, and including everyone will the United States become No.1 in STEM worldwide.

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