A cadre of professors and researchers from Miami-based Florida International University and physics-oriented institutions from around the country are joining forces to help promote physics as a career path to young women, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
U.S. News & World Report is pleased to announce the 2017 STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, named in advance of this year's U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, which will be held May 24-26 in San Diego. U.S. News looked for leaders who have achieved measurable results in the science, technology, engineering and math fields; challenged established processes and conventional wisdom; inspired a shared vision; and motivated aspiring STEM professionals.
I support STEM education -- including science, technology, and engineering. But I support STEM education, as Michael Shaughnessy wrote, from the perspective of “political advocacy.” As mathematics educators, it is incumbent on us to be advocates for STEM education because advocacy for STEM education is advocacy for mathematics education.
Trying to land a new job or angling for a promotion? Recruiters and hiring managers are always on the hunt for ideal candidates with just the right mix of tech savvy, experience and soft skills to give their organizations a competitive advantage. But all technology skills are not created equal.
The task before Washington STEM Teacher of the Month and CenturyLink grant recipient Doug Ferguson isn’t just challenging - it’s a bit vague, too. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Integration Specialist recognizes that “by some estimates, more than half of the jobs our Kindergarteners will have don’t exist yet.” Still, Ferguson and his colleagues are rising to the challenge before them.
It's the chance of a lifetime, but it's also a regular part of students' experience at their elite public high school, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology. It's a full-time career-and-technical-education program offered by a countywide vocational district. Acceptance rates at MAST rival those at some of the most selective universities. Seats are coveted for good reason: They funnel students into impressive colleges, and jobs in marine science, engineering, and other fields.
No matter how smart, well-prepared or hard-working, many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach to learning fails to provide a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie examples presented in the classroom, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
If you've ever wondered how much a particular college major -- such as nursing, computer science or art history -- defines your destiny, check out this new interactive data tool from the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. The key message: every major, including the technical cluster, brings more career flexibility than we realize.
“We think students shouldn’t have to purchase this old technology that predates the internet,” said Eli Luberoff, the company founder. “This market is shifting. A monopoly is crumbling.” Calculators such as the TI-84 are a staple for most college-bound students in the U.S. They retail for about $100, with fancier models going for more than twice that. According to Desmos, they’re made with old, underpowered technology that’s no match for the capabilities of even a mid-range smartphone or low-end laptop.
Dozens of young girls spend an hour of their school day sitting engrossed on computers at a Hamilton elementary, working to crack the code to later success in technology studies and perhaps even careers. Welcome to Highland Elementary’s “Girls Who Code” club -- a first-year experiment in teaching young girls computer program coding -- and one of the growing local examples of a booming national trend of exposing young students to creative aspects of computer science.