STEM

Rep. Joe Garcia Introduces I-STEM Network Legislation

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) introduced the Innovative STEM Networks Act, a bill that will provide competitive grant opportunities to states that form network-based partnerships between schools, universities, business, and community groups to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

Obama Highlights Innovation at White House

Over 100 “makers” from 25 states flocked to the White House on Wednesday to showcase their technological ideas in visually striking exhibits on the South Lawn.

Google Spends $50M to Teach Girls How to Code

Google (GOOGL) launched a $50 million coding initiative on Thursday to get girls interested in computer science.

Making STEM education rock

The weeklong program offered through Sinclair Community College used the guitar-building process as a vehicle to get students engaged in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).

How Not To Let Your Kid's Brain Turn To Mush Over The Summer Break

Summer learning loss is real. It's also counterproductive. When students return in the fall, teachers must spend considerable time reviewing before they introduce new material and help students develop new and advanced skills.

The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now

To determine which companies are currently hiring the most STEM professionals, Forbes turned to job search site Indeed.com, which reviewed all postings for open STEM jobs, as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine application.

Tech summer camps expand kids’ minds

Summer camps and bright ideas can help kids beat summer brain drain, learn new skills and have fun.

The relationship between STEM education and the workforce

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study to determine the extent to which the nation’s STEM education programs align with the needs of STEM workforce, for the purposes of meeting the needs and demands of the field, and for global competitiveness.

President Obama Announces New Pen and Phone Actions to Spur Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Revitalize American Manufacturing

New game-changing technologies are reducing the cost, increasing the speed, and making it easier for entrepreneurs and manufacturers to translate new ideas into products Made in America.

Efforts to Inspire Students Have Borne Little Fruit

In the United States, public education is run at the state and local levels, so any presidential education initiative is inevitably indirect. Even so, the first group of Educate to Innovate programs in 2009 was a hodgepodge.

Rocket Week Launches June 21 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Students and educators from across the United States will become "rocket scientists" during two workshops at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month.

10 Most Popular Engineering Schools for International Students

International students can study anything from anthropology to floral management at a U.S. university, but many are drawn to engineering. It's the second most popular field of study, ​right after business and management, for undergrad and graduate students from abroad, according to a 2013 report from the Institute of International Education.

Character Traits, Not Test Scores, Predict PhD Success of STEM Students

If schools were to choose graduate students for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs based on each student’s character rather than  standardized test scores, they would drastically improve the success of admitted students, and also boost the participation of women and minorities.

Obama to join entrepreneurs, students to promote innovation at first White House 'Maker Faire'

The White House says more than 100 "makers" from 25 states will join President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he highlights entrepreneurship and promotes new tools to help fledgling businesses create and market their products.

Don’t Overlook Manufacturing as a STEM career

STEM careers that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, such as many manufacturing jobs, can pay well, too. A Brookings report aptly titled “The Hidden STEM Economy” found that a whopping one-half of all STEM jobs don’t require a four-year college degree.

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