Slant Robotics, a robotics company from Boise, Idaho, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest toy: a 3D printed Arduino robot geared towards promoting STEM education. Called LittleBot, the cute 3D printed device is particularly focused on teaching kids engineering, programming, and robotics.
The internet of things (IoT) is in the midst of an explosion, as more connected devices proliferate. But there's a problem: There's not enough talent with the right skills to manage and execute on IoT projects. In fact, insufficient staffing and lack of expertise is the most-cited barrier for organizations currently looking to implement and benefit from IoT, according to research from Gartner.
If you are looking to learn more about electronics, teach electronic circuitry and design to STEM students or build LEGO projects with integrated electronics, in a new modular electronic system called the DFRobot BOSON might be worth more investigation.
Today’s tight market for data science and analytics (DSA) skills involves data scientists, but it extends much further to existing job classifications from the C-suite to frontlines -- all of which are increasingly enabled by analytics. And when we look at the talent pool coming out of American colleges and universities, too few are likely have the skills employers are looking for.
Lack of STEM access is a critical equity issue in education, particularly for students in urban and rural communities, where access to high-level math and science courses is often out of reach. Soon, the impact of students living in STEM deserts will not only be reflected in those students' high school and college competition rates, but will also take a toll on the country's technological superiority, its economy and national security.
Over the last few years, Google Classroom has been an effective tool in helping teachers keep organized, promote collaboration, enable personalization and communicate with students at school and away.
Zyrobotics has announced the launch of their new interactive STEM eBook for early readers called ‘The Name Game’. The Name Game is an AI-powered educational app for children ages 3-7 and the award-winning Education and Technology Company has launched this new book as a part of their STEM Storiez library.
“There are simply not enough adequately trained people to fill the current need for information security analysts, hardware engineers, software developers, computer programmers, data scientists and other STEM professionals. States must both inspire and prepare a far greater number of students to pursue CS education and related careers.”
Framing computer science education in a way that interests both teachers and students could help boost the number of teachers seeking computer science certification and increase STEM achievement across K–12.
I’ve seen firsthand how an education in math or science can change a family’s story in one generation. That’s why I wrote my master’s thesis on Latinas in STEM and launched the Eva Longoria Foundation to enable more Latinas to break the cycle of poverty. Since 2013, my foundation’s STEM education programs have helped more than 1,600 young women develop technology skills.