Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16," says Huang. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story."
Apprenticeship programs don't only benefit employers looking for the adaptable skills they need in their workforce. They can remarkably transform the science, technology, engineering and math industries by providing underrepresented minorities the technical and leadership skills they need to succeed in STEM...
A hacker is attempting to sell the account information of 117 million LinkedIn users stolen as part of a 2012 breach that appears much worse than originally thought. “Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach.”
President Barack Obama declared science "is fun" Thursday as he recognized 17 leading scientists and innovators for work helping put "countless revolutionary discoveries within our reach." Obama paired the honors with a renewed pitch for encouraging young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Beneath the Antarctic ice is a world unlike any other. Cycles of freeze and thaw carve drainages, rivers, canyons and even lakes under what seems, from the surface, to be an endless expanse of white. Now, researchers have drilled down into one of these hidden landscapes, subglacial Lake Whillans in western Antarctica.
With their strong roots in science, university agriculture, environment and natural resources programs have addressed a changing landscape - in terms of students' backgrounds and industry practices - by adjusting some of their offerings to include new minors, increased interdisciplinary approaches and courses that incorporate real-world experiences that serve as professional foundations.
That's what Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels is hoping can breathe life back into Baltimore's economy and begin to heal the class and race issues that have consumed the city for the past year. "If you look at where the future innovation is, it comes from STEM-related activities and universities are they key laboratories for that," Daniels said, speaking Thursday at U.S.
Students are expressing high interest in science, technology, engineering and math nationwide, but schools are facing a drought of educators to teach the subjects. "Interest in teaching STEM subject areas is very, very low," said Steve Kappler, vice president of brand experience for the ACT. In rural areas in particular, he added, "it is very difficult to find math and science teachers."
At first glance, S. James Gates Jr. and Eileen Pollack might not look like they have much in common. But as they detailed Wednesday at "Bright Ideas and Inspiring Minds," a session at the U.S.
Coding may be the new educational buzzword, but how can schools teach computer science in a meaningful way when their resources are already stretched to the max?