stem

June 23, 2015

For Avi and students like her across the country who are learning to code in and out of the classroom, how they build is as important as what they build.

June 14, 2015

Gaining real-world experience is important for a future in STEM. Listen to students share their thoughts on the value of STEM education.

June 09, 2015

The number of students in the United States pursuing degrees in the math and science fields lags well behind dozens of industrialized countries, and the numbers are even smaller for women and people of color. But one program is using robotics as a way to inspire interest young people.

June 04, 2015

A new approach to early childhood education that focuses more attention on science and math while incorporating important literacy connections along the way.

May 19, 2015

Interview with Dr. Shirly Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS, and Dr. Timothy L. Killeen, President, University of Illinois.

May 17, 2015

ASTRA joined its partners, including the Prince George’s County Public Schools and the Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors for Rep. Donna Edwards (MD-4) 7th Annual Blastoff! event held on Capitol Hill April 28. Rep. Edwards, who serves as the Ranking Member on the House Science, Space & Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space, was a corecipient of this year’s George E. Brown Award, conferred by the ASTRAsupported STEM on The Hill TM Congressional Visits Day event on March 17.

May 11, 2015

Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – majors on average earned $43,000 annually at the entry level, compared with $41,000 for health majors and $29,000 for arts, humanities and liberal arts majors. But by midcareer – when the college graduates are between 25 and 29 years old – STEM majors were significantly out-earning other majors, at $76,000 annually. Business  and health majors followed at $67,000 and $65,000 a year, respectively. On average, entry-level jobs that require a bachelor's degree pay $33,000 annually, and $61,000 by midcareer.

April 23, 2015

Drawing on its biennial Science and Engineering Indicators report, the NSB's latest report highlights the growing need for STEM knowledge and skills in a 21st Century economy. In 2010, 16.5 million individuals--including many in non-STEM jobs, such as sales, marketing and management--reported that their job required at least a bachelor's degree level of science and engineering (S&E) expertise. This represents about three times the number of individuals working in occupations classified as S&E (5.4 million).

April 19, 2015

Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci, professors at Cornell University, discuss their national study of STEM faculty hiring preferences which revealed a 2:1 preference for hiring women over identically-qualified men.

March 25, 2015

On March 23, 2015, President Obama talked with each of the young scientists and engineers about their innovative projects at the fifth-annual White House Science Fair.

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