In 2010, the U.S.
Restructure the Federal Direct Loan Program to target loans based on field of study. Students’ interests would be better served and taxpayers’ dollars would be more productively invested if the Education Department were to extend loans depending on the employability and long-term economic productivity of different fields of study.
“The most valuable and fastest growing companies in the world have really built themselves for a different world because they’ve seen a paradigm shift. But if you look at us as an industry we focus on the edge. When you look at companies that you think are very innovative, mostly it’s at a marketing level … most of the time they are just applying technology to the edge.”
The road to a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is not easy, and following that road isn’t all about talent – it’s about mindset. Successful students must believe they are capable of the difficult academic work and then back up the belief with results.
Thirty-five years ago on Friday, IBM introduced its Personal Computer technology to the world, pushing along the pace of a rapid technological revolution that has since redefined the way Americans work, communicate and access information.
The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by science education researchers says that the problem appears to be translating students' initial interest into confidence that they can proceed in science.
While students are still on summer vacation, thousands of teachers across the country are wrapping up a training program in interactive STEM curriculum. The program is from Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides STEM curriculum for K–12 students and teachers in more than 8,500 schools nationwide.
Ford Motor Co. will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of an initiative to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan announced the funding Thursday (8/11) in a release.
Elon Musk didn't reveal what the solar roof would be, only that it would be an integrated roof product. This would be sold to builders of new homes as well as for roof replacements. CEO Lyndon Rive said the product would focus on selling to installers of the 5 million new roofs put in each year in the U.S.
Many who enroll in online coding boot camps already have at least one degree, usually in an unrelated discipline, and don't want to pursue another – at least for now, experts say.