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April 28, 2017

A new book by a Philadelphia-area author to encourage girls to explore STEM careers was released Thursday in conjunction with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Written by Ellen Langas of Haverford, "Super Science Girls!" is the latest book in her Girls Know How series, which encourages girls to explore their dream careers.

April 27, 2017

The national nonprofit to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 is a "stunning success story," Clinton said on Tuesday. The group, which has a network of nearly 300 public and private organizations that have collectively pledged more than $90 million, is on track to reach its goal, with more than 40,000 new STEM teachers already trained at the halfway point.

April 27, 2017

"The VEX Robotics World Championship is an exciting ride from start to finish. It's truly inspiring to witness the hard work and dedication of these teams, who competed all year to get an invitation to Louisville," said Paul Copioli, president of VEX Robotics. "We're thrilled to see students from Canada, China, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States excelling in STEM as they proudly take home World Champion titles for their outstanding performance, teamwork and sportsmanship."

April 26, 2017

Sometimes, students need a little nudge - and some freedom - to finally understand how to succeed in school. That was the case for one teenager in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She was encouraged to enroll in a program that allowed her to take classes at her own pace. She had a 1.6 GPA when she entered the program last fall, in her junior year of high school.

April 25, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson’s accomplishments are out of this world -- she just broke the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. Now, she wants to encourage the next generation of space explorers.

April 24, 2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut - an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.

April 24, 2017

Statistics lessons aren't just for math class anymore, and early-education experts are finding new reasons and ways to incorporate these topics in the early grades.

April 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation is seeking to increase the pipeline of science, technology and engineering and math talent with investments in edtech startups that make such careers accessible - and cool - to underserved kids.

April 24, 2017

Creating more opportunities for super-bright girls to skip grades might be one of the most viable ways to open cracks in the glass ceiling that has plagued STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields for decades. But these days, young children are far more likely to be “redshirted” -- held back from school to allow extra time for physical, socioemotional, or intellectual growth -- than they are to charge ahead of their same-age peers.

April 23, 2017

Butterfield said students need to make the most of their college experience. “I want you to absorb all of this knowledge that is around you and get your degree from school, and then if you are so inclined, to go on to graduate school or go into your professions or whatever your career happens to be, be the best that you can be.” The best jobs in the future are forecast to be in the field of science, technology, engineering and math, Butterfield said.

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