Speaking before business leaders at the annual SelectUSA Summit in Washington, Obama said a coalition of 200 partners will receive $140 million in public and private funding to "radically improve" the efficiency of manufacturing by developing smart sensor and digital technologies that dramatically cut waste, save energy and streamline manufacturing processes.
It was a question I should have seen coming: A few days before our forum at New America on early childhood and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), I mentioned the topic to the father of a six-year-old girl. He seemed concerned. “Is my child already behind?” he asked. “Should I be drilling her in math?” No. Please no.
Some states in the U.S., like California, are answering the call for innovation and attempting systemic reform efforts. Smith outlined how California is actively reforming STEM education, particularly with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Today the California Employment Development Department (EDD) released job estimates for May 2016.
Research shows that young learners can understand relatively advanced concepts in what educators call STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and enjoy learning experiences that explore such subjects.
Here's some cash to help health insurers stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to Obamacare. The Obama administration Wednesday (6/15) said it would offer state insurance regulators a total of $22 million in funding to use to make sure that health insurers are complying with key consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act.
For the second time, a group of scientists has detected gravitational waves, bringing more physical proof of the phenomenon Albert Einstein anticipated in his general theory of relativity a century ago. The waves were detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and managed jointly by Caltech and MIT.
The Department of Education on Wednesday released a Dear Colleague letter warning high schools and colleges that women must have equal access to career and technical education programs in order to fill jobs that are currently in high demand.
"Girls and minorities are just as interested in science as white males. You look at all the data that are coming out, that look at high school students who might be going to college, they are as likely to be interested in those STEM fields as their white males. The question about whether or not they’re getting what they need is a valid one.
From June 17 through 23, our nation celebrates the National Week of Making. This week recognizes that makers, builders and doers – of all ages and backgrounds – always have had a vital role in pushing our country to develop creative solutions to some of our most pressing challenges.