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Bay Area students learn value of science, engineering through My Brother's Keeper initiative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative was launched by President Barack Obama to address opportunity gaps with disadvantaged and disconnected youth, specifically targeting minority boys, to encourage positive future life and career choices. The goal is to connect young people to mentoring and support networks and to instill a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

A Love of Science, Math Comes Through Solving Entertaining, Realistic Problems

“The process of engineering design is what turns professionals on, not just knowledge. It’s a creative and innovative process,” Berry said. “You might know the right notes on paper, but it won’t help you if you don’t actually play it on the piano. “If you don’t cause the kids to think through it, to use that information and apply it, they’ll just forget it,” he said.

The Countries With The Most Engineering Graduates [Infographic]

Which countries churn out the most engineering graduates every year? When it comes to engineering degrees, the United States, Japan and other developed nations produced the majority of the world’s graduates over past few decades. However, things have started to change and a significant number of new engineering, manufacturing and construction graduates now come from developing and emerging countries.

Teaching kids to code, using Minecraft's building blocks

Young Minecraft architects can now start getting an education in programming while they play the popular 3D video game. That's the goal of Server Design 1, a new online course rolled out Tuesday by Youth Digital, a tech education company that teaches kids to code, develop apps, and design 3D modeling.

Hillsboro teacher takes 16-day journey through Gulf of Mexico in the name of math

Wigman was one of 23 teachers across America to take part in this year's "Teacher at Sea" program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The goal is to give teachers hands-on research experience working at sea that they can take back into the classroom. Next year, she wants to have her students plotting latitudes and longitudes on nautical charts rather than x and y coordinates on bland graph paper. Wigman also plans to have her students watch underwater video that she brought home, count the appearances of fish and solve probability problems.

Advance Your Career with STEM Education

To be successful in a career in STEM you need to have a desire to work in these fields. One of the myths about a career in STEM is that you need to be an engineer, a nerd or a geek. STEM professionals come from all walks of life. It is our passion for the work we do that keeps us interested in learning and growing in STEM careers.

What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab

Unfortunately for young women in science, top male scientists may feel that taking on women as trainees could be more trouble than it’s worth. A 2014 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that on average, male scientists train fewer women than female scientists do. This trend is exaggerated for elite male scientists; their labs are even more biased toward men, but the gender bias is not observed in top labs with female heads.

Live rig will be classroom for energy workforce at Lone Star College

The rig will serve as fertile training ground for would-be rig hands - also known as roustabouts - maintenance workers, machinists, engineers and others. Students will be exposed to courses on electrical technology, commercial wiring, engineering, pneumatics and hydraulics among other things.

Beatty Introduces Legislation to Promote STEM Education among Girls and Underrepresented Minorities

If enacted, H.R. 2773 would provide funding for local school districts to create the necessary infrastructure for enhanced STEM learning early in a student’s academic career. These increased resources would be used to improve professional development for teachers, strengthen outreach to parents, provide mentoring and tutoring programs, expand access to afterschool and summer programs that provide additional enrichment opportunities in STEM, and promote academic advice and assistance in high school course selection that encourages girls and underrepresented minorities to take advanced STEM classes and become STEM professionals.

Chicago Rolls Out Mobile Early Childhood Learning Services Focused On STEM And Art

Starting this summer, children at 200 early childhood learning centers across the city will have access to additional resources for learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The mayor's office and Chicago Public Library announced the roll out of three mobile STEAM learning trucks that will bring additional curriculum and resources to early childhood learning centers across the city.

What makes a math person? Interest, recognition are key factors, researchers say

You're either a math person or you're not – at least that's what we've always heard. Now, National Science Foundation-funded research conducted by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari shows that's not really the case. "Much of becoming a math person and pursuing a related STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) career has to do with being recognized and becoming interested – not just being able to do it...

Robots, drones among teaching's latest tech tools

“It’s the wave of the future,” said Nathan Todd, 7-12 after school site coordinator for Allamakee (Iowa) Community School District. Drones can be used in a variety of ways in classrooms. For instance, a band instructor may fly a drone over students during practice, an agriculture teacher may use the drone to take students on a virtual field trip over a cornfield or a history teacher may have the drone take pictures of historic buildings.

SpaceX asks students to design pods for Hyperloop

Teams of university students and other independent engineering groups will sign up in September, submit final designs in December and then present their ideas in person in January to a panel of university professors and engineers from SpaceX and Tesla Motors, according to documents obtained by The Times.

CSU lands $2 million NSF grant to revamp engineering education

Colorado State University is one of only six schools in the country that has just been charged by the National Science Foundation with retooling the way engineering and computer science are taught. Armed with a $2 million, five-year grant, CSU will break down the traditional approach of teaching one subject per course and replace it with a system in which students in electrical and computer engineering simultaneously learn how various components fit together in real-world applications.

New Montana program aims to boost STEM degree recipients

The state of Montana is now offering $1,000 scholarships to Treasure State high school students who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, math or health care (STEM). The STEM Scholarship Program aims to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to STEM and health care.

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