Since 2014, HughesNet and 4-H have partnered to help bring access to STEM education to more youth across the country. Their shared belief that all kids, no matter where they live, should have equal access to STEM continues to drive their work. Interested in learning more or finding a 4-H club in your area? Visit www.4-H.org.
Many educators are familiar with the research suggesting the demand for employees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. For instance, the nonpartisan New American Economy notes that for every unemployed STEM worker in the United States, there were 13 job openings in 2016. That’s up from five job openings for every unemployed STEM worker in 2010.
A mentoring program created by women engineering students at Georgia Institute of Technology to train and empower the next generation of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is bearing fruit, underscoring the importance of fostering community and having role models in order to support women pursuing STEM degrees and careers.
Microsoft announced today that it will offer YouthSpark Summer Camp curriculums through its retail store locations in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada this summer, focusing on coding, robotics, moviemaking and philanthropic skills. [Find a Store Near You]
According to experts, education and job training needs to be overhauled to focus on soft skills, like emotional intelligence and problem solving, and STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics), while at the same time, concentrating on the humanities and arts to reinforce students’ curiosity and creativity. Education and training, therefore, must close the gap between the skill sets of workers today and what they need in order to succeed in the future.
More than 350 student inventors from across the country competed in the historic 30th Anniversary RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTEST® (RGMC) Live Finals at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago April 21-22, 2018. About 40 individual teams participated in the annual STEM contest, which also premiered an Apprentice Division for the first time, bringing elementary school into the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest activities. [ Watch the winning machine ]
Now in its 18th year of publication, ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill™ State STEM Report Cards series illustrates the importance of scientific and engineering research and STEM Education to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, competitiveness, our standard of living and U.S. national security.
The first question you might have about Labo is: what’s so special about a box of cardboard and some mini-games? And the first thing to understand about Labo is that what’s actually in the box is only part of the appeal. What’s more valuable is what this tiny cartridge and its accompanying sheets of cardboard enable: after-school afternoons and weekends sprawled together on the floor, surrounded by pens and tape, making things and figuring out how they work.
Lego Education today provided a glimpse at two new space-themed sets that participants will use for the 2018-2019 FIRST Lego League challenges.
If the creators of the girls-only online cybersecurity competition Girls Go CyberStart are successful, some of these high schoolers will get hooked on the quickly expanding and well-paying field of cybersecurity and, in the process, help offset one of technology’s deepest gender gaps: Just 11 percent of cybersecurity professionals today are women.