One of my colleagues in the Civil Engineering Department at Pitt recently asked me what attributes I believe are necessary for students to succeed as engineers in the “real world.” My immediate reaction was a string of adjectives -- intelligent, hard-working, creative, trustworthy, open-minded, etc. -- which sounded more like the Boy Scout Law than a recipe for success as an engineer.
Using a telescope at the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system, a body about 435 miles across that lacks a name and that researchers still know little about. The new dwarf planet, dubbed 2015 RR245, has such a huge, highly elliptical orbit that it takes an astonishing 700 Earth years to complete one trip around the sun...
Bb Planner is the first mobile student planning tool that enables students to explore degrees and careers that align to their goals and interests; understand the financial, academic and career implications of their decisions; schedule and register for classes; and access internships and jobs that align to their pathway choices.
The App Association, a trade association representing the mobile app industry, has created a series of interactive maps illustrating the the high demand for software developers in the United States and the low number of high schools offering computer science education necessary to develop a workforce that can meet this demand.
Kids don't have to go to the app store to find games, piano lessons and chemistry tutorials anymore -- because they're creating their own. Starting July 18, high school students will be able to show off their STEM and coding skills through the Congressional App Challenge, a nationwide competition that could land winners a trip to the nation's capital.
Eighty-six percent of respondents said they agree or strongly agree that teachers need more training in education technology. “Adapting to entirely new devices and methods of teaching isn’t easy for a generation of teachers who aren’t digital natives, especially when structures are lacking to ease that transition,” the survey reported.
Drone technology is developing so quickly -- and morphing into commercial uses never before contemplated -- that aviation regulators are having trouble keeping pace. Air-safety authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have acknowledged that traditional rule making is too slow and rigid to cope with the rapidly expanding applications of the flying machines...
Women are fleeing the lab in larger numbers than men. Despite years of effort to encourage female students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math - so called STEM fields - a new study by researchers at the University of Missouri finds that gender is a primary indicator in dropout rates for college programs.