Getting young people interested in STEM is not just “good business” for our Army Corps of Engineers; it is essential to the strength of our nation. For the Corps of Engineers, being able to recruit and retain high-quality technical professionals is essential if we are to successfully execute our mission: building and operating infrastructure and projects that increase resiliency, energize the national economy and support national defense.
On Sunday, Darden, a former mathematician and aeronautical engineer at NASA who was featured in the book, “Hidden Figures,” stressed the importance of STEM education, delivering a message of perseverance and faith to an audience who attended the Mattoon Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest black churches in the Upstate.
As technology advances, there is also an increase in cyber security threats, which become more and more complicated as well. The sad, reality, however, is that the number of cybersecurity professionals with the skills to combat the growing threats is limited. This problem, of course, has a solution which lies in STEM education.
Amelia was one of 20 children who attended the sold-out class on Jan. 28. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, and NIU's STEM Outreach program offers several classes throughout the year. The "Star Wars" theme made this class one of the best-attended, STEM educator Jeremy Benson said.
As the research on how people learn evolves, so should instructional methods for STEM undergraduate programs within colleges and universities. That's the premise of a set of case studies compiled in a publicly available report published by the Association of American Universities and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Happy National Engineers Week! Observed by more than 70 engineering, educational and cultural societies, as well as more than 50 corporations and government agencies, National Engineers Week highlights the good works done by engineers all across the USA.
The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to bolster their efforts to bring more women and girls into the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Female leaders from the public and private sectors have joined forces to work on technology's gender problem.On Friday, three female governors are convening with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Deloitte LLP's consulting chief Janet Foutty, and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani to discuss state-level computer science education policies benefitting girls.
The growing number of cybersecurity threats and attacks expose the importance of engaging students in hands-on learning. Not only are cybersecurity threats increasing, they're also becoming significantly more complicated. Unfortunately, the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals isn't keeping up.
Challenger Center announced the launch of "Martians of Tomorrow," a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and inspiring the next generation.