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Are Science Fairs Worth All That Trouble? Study Seeks Some Answers

November 13, 2017

It's something of a rite of passage for middle school students (and parents) to struggle with musical water glasses, baking soda volcanoes, sprouting yams, and red cabbage indicators in the science fair. Surprisingly, we don't actually know a ton about how (or whether) the fairs help to improve student achievement or interest in science.

8 data science bootcamps to boost your career

November 12, 2017

Businesses increasingly rely on data analytics to inform everything from daily operations to customer service to marketing initiatives. As a result, data science has become a hot skill in high demand across a broad range of industries. And bootcamps are great way to hone data science skills, get up to speed on the latest data science trends, shift your career path or create greater job security within your industry.

Solving the Work Force's Skills Gap

November 12, 2017

To close the skills gap and provide long-term employability, we in higher education must continue to offer a broad-based education in which digital skills are not developed within a single set of courses, but rather throughout the entire curriculum and the wider array of co-curricular experiences.

Girl Scouts Launches Initiative to Put 2.5 Million girls through STEM Programs by 2025

November 12, 2017

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has launched a national initiative designed to help close the gender gap in STEM education and employment over the next eight years. The organization aims to raise $70 million put 2.5 million girls through their STEM programs by 2025.

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 12 through November 18, 2017, as American Education Week

November 12, 2017

During American Education Week, we recognize that the foundation of the American Dream is a quality education that instills lifelong skills and develops strong character. All our Nation's children deserve the chance to be successful, to live fulfilling lives, and to give back to our communities. As parents, teachers, and advocates, we recommit to ensuring that all children in America have a meaningful opportunity to harness their full potential.

Congress encourages girls to pursue STEM jobs

November 09, 2017

In many cases, the aerospace industry is still a primarily male-dominated field. As of last year, one-third of NASA’s employees were women, according to an article by SiliconANGLE. With a new piece of legislation, Congressman Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Connecticut) hope to encourage more women to enter jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field.

Interactive Blocks for Kids Use Mixed Reality to Teach STEM Skills

November 09, 2017

Logitow is an interactive smart tool for kids aged 3 to 12, made up of smart building blocks combined with a powerful app that bridges the gap between the screen and reality. Logitow uses mixed reality and the smart building blocks to build anything a child can imagine. As the creations take shape, the model becomes a 3D animation mirrored on-screen and real-time, integrating the virtual world and real world.

Congress Urged to Invest in Blue-Collar STEM Jobs

November 09, 2017

Automation and other technological advancements threaten to put good-paying jobs further out of reach for marginalized groups unless more investments are made in preparing students for “Blue-Collar STEM” jobs, panelists convened Tuesday on Capitol Hill said.

Former NASA Astronaut on a mission to expose kids to STEM

November 09, 2017

"It's really about our future. We count on the innovations in STEM fields to better our lives," said Dr. Jemison. "Information technologies and personalized medicine, apps and different materials, they all help to change our lives. So we need to make sure we're making that investment into the future so we can continue to advance."

How one lawmaker is pushing to end shortage of skilled trades teachers

November 08, 2017

"We do have a shortage," Miller said. "When we advertise, we're not getting CTE (career and technical education) certified teachers in the application pool." Across Michigan, school administrators say they are facing similar challenges. With CTE enrollment growing statewide, several said they are struggling with a shortage of applicants for open positions, while others worry about finding the right people if they expand programs.

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