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July 13, 2017

Lawmakers in California want to change the way people think about career and technical education. They are making a push to improve and expand CTE programs through the state’s vast community college system.

July 13, 2017

Getting more women into the field requires getting more women involved in computer sciences at an earlier age and giving them opportunities similar to those Sargent had. And that takes more educational efforts geared toward showing girls the opportunities the field offers.

July 13, 2017

Experts at higher ed organizations, like EDUCAUSE, have touted makerspaces as a way for college students to get out of their comfort zones and play with technology to understand, in practice, theories they learn in the classroom. Makerspaces, with their emphasis on creativity and imaginative problem-solving, also tie in nicely with the growing push to instill entrepreneurial thinking -- a goal valued by employers and institutions alike.

July 13, 2017

U.S officials will grant visas to a group of Afghan girls so they can participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, a White House official said on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. The reported stated White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the decision Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.

July 13, 2017

Don’t expect to see pole vaults, balance beams and diving boards when some of the world’s brightest young minds come together this month in Washington for what sponsors are calling the first international robot olympics. Teams from nearly 160 countries and six continents are set to gather at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington starting Sunday to participate in three days of games designed to test their ingenuity and promote STEM education.

July 12, 2017

Public libraries are quickly becoming centers for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) enrichment in the United States, with many starting to introduce interactive learning spaces. Recently, 75 U.S. libraries were chosen to receive resources, training and support to bring STEM education opportunities to library patrons as part of NASA@ My Library.

July 09, 2017

What do the following jobs have in common? Mechatronics technician, Surgical technologist, Car mechanic or technician. They are potentially lucrative careers with solid job outlooks -- and the highest level of education required is an associate’s degree, only two years of college. Plus, they often are overlooked as job possibilities.

July 09, 2017

The worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics aren’t just for boys. But, according to new research conducted for Junior Achievement, a national non-profit that teaches students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, only 11 percent of teen girls ages 13-17 are drawn to non-medical STEM careers versus 36 percent of boys.

July 05, 2017

When tech talent is in short supply, the perceived value of graduate school shifts. For employers, the need to reach out and recruit graduate students before they sign elsewhere is greater, while fewer IT pros may see the need to go back to school to get ahead. But top engineering graduate schools offer a different equation, one where demand -- whether for the degree or for those holding the degree -- is always regardless of overall IT talent supply.

July 05, 2017

The little-known federal funding program has $400 million currently available. NEF has set aside $40 million to provide the required 10 percent matching grant. NEF's academic partner, the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest U.S. university, will set up and maintain the mandated STEM+ Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, IT, Business) at no cost to the school district.

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