STEM

The Heart of STEM Education

If we want more STEM graduates, we must promote ideas, language, people, and programs that demonstrate relevance and foster a sense of belonging.

Miss America emphasizes importance of science and technology careers

The first Indian-American to wear the crown, Davuluri was the keynote speaker Wednesday at Delaware County Community College STEM Career Night.

Students get hands-on experience in mobile STEM lab

The STEMmobile is a mobile learning laboratory that provides a unique, on-site educational experience for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school children in 20 Tennessee counties, including Lebanon schools.

STEM investment critical to future success

As a nation, we have our work cut out for us when it comes to inspiring young people to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The Fix To America's Manufacturing Decline Stands Right Before Us

Many employers are eager to hire. They’ve got capital set aside specifically to invest in expanding their workforce. And they have applicants — problem is, many of them simply don’t have the training and education needed to perform the work.

Astronaut Mae Jemison on interstellar travel: ‘We can’t do this with just half the population’

At the MAKERS Conference on women leadership this week, Google[x] VP Megan Smith, astronauts Cady Coleman and Mae Jemison and Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe took the stage to discuss the importance of increasing the number of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

STEM Education Gap threatens American economic success

At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement, the STEM sector still has more available jobs than qualified American professionals.

Washington State: Falling behind the STEM education curve

Washington lags almost every other state in science and engineering graduates. Twice as many students in Maryland took the Advance Placement computer science exam. We rank near the bottom of states for women and students of color pursuing STEM programs.

Common Core math standards are too low

In a recent white paper, “Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare Students for STEM,” professors James Milgram and Sandra Stotsky explain how the Common Core math standards do not include academic standards that will prepare high school students for STEM programs.

National 4-H Council and HughesNet(R) Team Up to Spark Youth Interest in Science, Technology Careers

With statistics showing the U.S. falling behind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and careers, National 4-H Council and HughesNet announced today a new partnership to introduce more American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning.

Lockheed Martin's Stephanie C. Hill Named 2014 Black Engineer of the Year

Stephanie C. Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Civil business, has been named the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year for her outstanding leadership during a 27-year engineering career and commitment to promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

STEM education for girls: Too little, too late, too pink

To date many STEM education initiatives have taken the sex ed approach. Girls are isolated from the boys and given their own, gender-specific, introduction to coding, building, and problem solving.

West students forge ahead in developing robot snowblower

The Wausau West team is one of 15 high school teams around the country developing projects of their own under a program called Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams.

Purdue graduate wants to make hands-on science accessible to blind, visually impaired

You have a whole population of blind people that have had to problem-solve their entire life — to access the printed word, to cross the street, to go to school,” Supalo said. “It just intuitively makes sense to give them scientific problems to try to solve. They’re lifelong problems solvers. We want to tap into that skill set.”

Does the American Innovation System Need a Reboot?

The principles underlying the U.S. approach to government-funded research and development remain solid—but the world has changed.

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