The STEM toys market will register a CAGR of nearly 5% by 2023. The application of artificial intelligence (Al) in STEM toys has grown over the last few years. AI-powered STEM toys are becoming popular, especially among working parents
Single-sex schools are growing in popularity. Many of them bring a focus on STEM topics, an appealing perk for parents who want their daughters to get a leg up in those fast-growing fields or who see these programs as a way to ensure that their daughters are honing the critical thinking and foundational life skills (like grit, curiosity, and perseverance) that will set them up for lifelong success, regardless of the career they choose.
The best and brightest from the United States and around the world routinely study in U.S. universities to gain a wide range of skills and pursue diverse interests. But as the authors write, faculties tend to focus on one goal: furthering academic research. For many students, that is not their primary interest.
Over the course of four years, we have built a consortium of over 40 educational partners, offering a wide range of ISS-based education programs and services. Titled Space Station Explorers, this program now reaches over 2 million students of all ages, girls and boys, from K–12 through college and beyond, in venues from formal schools to museums, after-school programs and the web.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses 100% of its donations to fund young scientists in pursuing innovative cancer research. Since its founding in 1946, the Foundation has invested over $360 million in funding more than 3,700 researchers. As the President and CEO of Damon Runyon, Dr. Yung S. Lie is making it her mission to promote STEM education and encourage more women to enter into science, technology, engineering, and math-related careers.
Everyone seems to recognize the importance of STEM education, especially in recent years. But it can be difficult to help students understand how some STEM learning can benefit them. Maintaining student engagement is one of the most important keys to improved learning outcomes, so helping students to make a link between their interests and what they are learning can make STEM studies more meaningful.
STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S. classrooms by 2021. The report compiles information from 100Kin10’s partner organizations, teachers, researchers, and other STEM leaders, and the 10 reflections serve to direct the group’s work and focus areas for 2019.
For career-minded students, few fields offer better job prospects than science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively as STEM. With strong industry growth predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and high-paying STEM majors topping the chart in the National Association of Colleges and Employers Winter 2019 Salary Survey, career options are abundant and wages are promising for graduates.
The guidelines in the report are a response to section 101 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, a bipartisan bill meant to strengthen the U.S.’s global posture on science and technology education. The bill requires a committee under the NSTC to coordinate federal programs and activities in support of STEM education through all federal agencies that have programs in support of STEM education.
STEM activities are fantastic for teaching students critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Maker spaces and guided STEM activities are such a great way to encourage these skill in your students, but getting quality STEM resources can be hard for a teacher on a budget.