stem

June 27, 2017

In spite of educators’ best efforts to reach all students in class, there always seem to be some who remain difficult to engage. They could be shy, socially awkward, have a learning disability, or fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. As educators, we must continue to find ways to reach these kids.

June 26, 2017

Compared to the United States there are quite a few more high school students in Russia who choose to specialize in information technology subjects. One way to measure this is to look at the number of high school students in the two countries who opt to take the advanced placement exam for computer science.

June 26, 2017

Forget everything you think you know about programming: the long hours behind a screen, the lines of code stacking up, all that time spent debugging someone else's mess. Koov makes learning to code -- the basics, at least -- as easy as playing with building blocks.

June 26, 2017

As the United States prepares for the first total solar eclipse to race across the entire continental United States in 99 years, on August 21, 2017, Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is launching a major new nationwide initiative that will have a significant, long-lasting impact on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

June 26, 2017

Professor Bernhard Ertl from the Universität der Bundeswehr München, in Germany et.al. took a closer look at this topic in their recent study "The Impact of Gender Stereotypes on the Self-Concept of Female Students in STEM Subjects with an Under-Representation of Females" published in Frontiers for Psychology. The study involved 296 women from different German universities who are all enrolled in a STEM programme with less than 30 percent female students.

June 25, 2017

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Despite accounting for nearly 60 percent of all college graduates in the U.S., women earn only 18 percent of degrees in computer science and engineering and 35 percent of degrees in STEM overall.

June 22, 2017

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students have been left behind, now ranking 40th in the world in math literacy. Several state and national reform efforts have tried to improve things.

June 22, 2017

Making has a wide appeal. Making allows people to follow their own interests, to create something uniquely theirs, and to apply the knowledge they have gained to produce products that meet societal needs. Making offers the opportunity to learn and apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and processes, including collaboration, communication and iterative design.

June 21, 2017

The cybersecurity badge will be counted among the 18 new skills that Girl Scouts will be able to master beginning in the fall of 2018. The badges will be available to scouts in kindergarten through 12th grade, and will focus on different skills, depending on the age group: Younger scouts will learn about data privacy, cyberbullying, and Internet safety. Older scouts will focus on coding, ethical hacking, and firewalls.

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