The Global Search for Education: Girls and Science

In Finland (unlike the United States), the math and science achievements of girls and boys, as tracked by national and international measurements, are very even.

STEM Leaky Pipeline

While all students are exposed to basic STEM information at school, we lose students at every stage of the pathway through education to career...

When children let their imaginations run wild, the STEM subjects get a boost

Brooks and Chen are among thousands of people who are part of the “Maker Movement,” an energetic and creative groundswell that ties folks together in pursuit of creativity, individual passions and the magic that inventing brings to life.

How popular is the STEM degree?

The U.S. is not known for producing college graduates proficient in the STEM field, but a number of programs are encouraging students to sign up.

Podcast on the Relationship between STEM Education and the Workforce

Hear our latest podcast with Melissa Emrey-Arras, a director in GAO’s Education, Workforce, and Income Security team, who led a recent report looking at how well STEM education programs are aligned with workforce needs.

Education professor receives grant to study inequalties in STEM education

Catherine Riegle-Crumb, education and sociology associate professor, received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation in June to study racial, ethnic and gender inequalities in science, technology, engineering and math education, also referred to as STEM.

Space Station Astronauts Speak Live to Students in Virginia

NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, will speak with students and educators at Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, Virginia, at 11:55 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 17. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Maryland named No. 1 in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Maryland has retained top rankings in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Enterprising States study released Wednesday. For the third consecutive year, the State ranked No. 1 in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For the second year in a row, Maryland ranked third in the nation for its Talent Pipeline.

A college president speaks up for the FIRST Act

“I’ve had the chance to work with a whole bunch of countries over the past 20 years,” Conwell continues. “And I think it’s incredibly important for America to educate people who are science, engineering, and technology people. That’s where our competitive edge is going to come from.

New, more effective teaching approach for engineering education

Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach more effectively to teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally.


A SYNERGY MOMENT: ASTRA & Partners Champion PGCPS "Great by Choice" Campaign

ASTRA, PBS, the Global NetGeneration of Youth convened with officials of the Prince George's County (MD) Public School System on June 11 and formed a commitment to cultivate youth as "21st Century media literate, STEM-enabled learners and leaders" by training student journalists for the PBS News Hour. ASTRA's involvement in the PBS student journalism program is part of its commitment to the Prince George's County, Maryland Public School System's (PGCPS) "Great by Choice" Campaign.

Front row (l-r): PBS News Hour Team: Katie Gould, Thai DaSilva and Leah Clapman; Top row (l-r) PGCPS' Anita Lambert, ASTRA Executive Director Dr. Robert S. Boege, PGCPS' Dr. Kara Libby, ASTRA's Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein who also represents the Global NetGeneration of Youth, PGCPS' Alison Hanks-Sloan, and PCCPS' Pam Smith.

Is NASA worth Funding?

A key misconception among Americans is the amount of government money that goes to the space program. Just how much funding does NASA receive, relative to other governmental departments? Probably not as much as you think.

Weather app puts kids in pilot seat

Collaborating with the School of Meteorology, OU students created an app that teaches kids about weather patterns by putting them in the pilot seat to navigate a plane during weather events. The game encourages kids to see meteorology as a problem-solving tool rather than just a segment of the evening news.

Big boost in awards for state’s STEM college scholarships

A state-sponsored scholarship program that encourages low- and moderate-income Washington students to major in tech and science fields is increasing its awards to a maximum of $22,500, a 32 percent increase.

In Jobs Recovery, Boomers Make Up Growing Share of Workforce While Millennial Employment Lags

While the economy has been difficult for both groups, baby boomers now hold a larger percentage of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other occupations than before the recession, while millennials have generally struggled to make headway four years into the recovery.


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