It was the “cool projects” in high school physics class that allowed Angie to discover her love for science, but it was the encouragement of her physics teacher to pursue her interest that guided her into a career in STEM education and research. Since then, she’s been involved in various initiatives to address racial and gender inequality in STEM, and is on a mission to make college physics education more supportive in general.
The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration -- and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development.
Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a “high,” “middle” or “low” group? If so, you’ll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students’ mathematical work.
"Every child should have the opportunity to fulfill his or her full potential, which is why today's celebration of Women's History Month and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is so important. The students attending today's celebration are a reminder that the next generation of engineers, astronauts and innovators is among us, and we owe every child the opportunity to choose a school that best meets his or her needs.
First daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos teamed up to urge young girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday.
The campaign, unveiled March 7 to coincide with International Women's Day, focuses on ambitions of girls in science, technology, engineering and math fields. One of the girls featured in the campaign ad says, "There's always going to be someone that says, like, 'No, you can't do it.' I think I can!"
Despite the promise of STEM jobs and the advances women have made in education and in the field, the U.S. is far from achieving gender parity in STEM. Two new surveys shed light on the problem. A Microsoft survey asked young women in Europe between the ages of 11 and 30 about their views regarding STEM - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
At a Senate hearing, appropriations subcommittee members stressed the importance of sustaining federal investment in STEM education programs during a time of uncertainty for education funding.
No technology can replace high-quality teachers. But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? And how can the U.S. extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students?
Schools and celebrated nonprofits like Girls Who Code are making great strides in encouraging female students to embark on careers in STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- related fields. But that pathway narrows considerably by the time young women reach college and then actually choose their careers.