stem

February 07, 2017

In this post, I share how student-centered learning techniques provide alternatives to lecturing in STEM-based undergraduate courses. Three theoretical frameworks are presented to provide structure to the student-centered learning techniques presented, and recommendations for instructors are discussed. My purpose is to take a step towards bridging theory with practice, with the aim of learning theory informing research that examines student-centered learning.

February 06, 2017

After Secretary-designate DeVos' confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Education Committee, several senators submitted additional follow-up questions to be answered before her final confirmation vote. The STEM Education Coalition compiled all the answers she provided in regards to STEM education.

February 06, 2017

My sister, Tenderly Diaz, gets a lot of opportunities as a STEM Champion working with the HUD STEM Innovation Network, such as travelling from our home in Hampton, Virginia to our state capitol, Richmond, or to Indiana or Georgia. Because I would like to travel and meet new people, I decided to follow in her footsteps.

February 05, 2017

Unemployment rates in the IT industry are still hovering around historic lows, and some roles -- like network and security engineers and software developers -- are showing unemployment rates of around 1 percent.

February 05, 2017

For writer and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky, the idea to profile 50 pioneering female scientists in her recent book, “Women in Science,” was spurred by conversations with educator friends. As they talked about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, Ignotofsky realized women aren’t just underrepresented in STEM, itself  -- the stories about their contributions don't get much play, either.

February 05, 2017

Last year, India had the most graduates of any country worldwide with 78.0 million while China followed close behind with 77.7 million. The U.S. is now in third place with 67.4 million graduates, and the gap behind the top two countries is widening.

February 02, 2017

Greg Blonder said he believes STEM subjects are exciting on their own. An engineering professor at Boston University, Blonder, who focuses on product design and manufacturing, said he’s not in favor of STEAM because it will weaken the power STEM has. “The more stakeholders with interest in a project, the more likely it is that they are going to pull it in different directions,” Blonder said. “When you have a brand that stands for too many things, you have nothing.”

February 02, 2017

As schools (and the Department of Education) encourage children to pursue in science, technology, engineering and math, the toy industry has been looking for ways to both assist and capitalize on STEM's popularity. And they're finding that there's a lot of fun to be had in teaching kids that science and math are more than just memorizing tables and formulas.

February 01, 2017

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment.

February 01, 2017

Leveraging the immense popularity of the hit movie “Hidden Figures,” the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has launched a nationwide campaign titled #BlackSTEMLikeMe. This unique multimedia initiative is aiming to encourage black students and professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to share their stories and passions...

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