Microsoft is launching an Education Edition of the insanely popular game Minecraft. This version of the world-building and resource-management game will allow teachers to use Minecraft in a range of different subjects, including math and science.
Despite making up half of the world’s overall workforce force, women hold only a quarter of the jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. But a program in Indianapolis, Indiana, is working to change that by putting girls in charge of a robotics competition.
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman, G. K. Butterfield (NC) and Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-Chair of the CBC Diversity Task Force, announced December 3, 2015, that seven national African American tech professional organizations have adopted African American Inclusion Plans (AAIPs) designed to increase tech diversity.
Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein represented ASTRA as Advisor and Futurist, and Career Communications Group as their Alum and 2015 Women of Color in STEM Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the TECH 2020 press event, “African American Tech Talent: Ready, Willing and Able,” held on December 3rd. at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Lego and its Mindstorms for Education line. In addition to harnessing a thriving commercial market, this classic robotics building and programming tool is used heavily in after school programs and classrooms across the globe.
If you haven't started your holiday shopping, Purdue University is offering a way to find gifts for children, but there's a twist--all the toys on this list are designed to bring out their inner engineer.
Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein was honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Color Science, Technology Engineering and Math Gala as a pioneer whose career spanning research, policy and practice has promoted Equity-Focused STEM Innovation, nationally and internationally.
Images of Computer Science: Perceptions Among Students, Parents and Educators in the U.S. is the second report based on Google and Gallup’s multiyear, comprehensive study of perceptions about computer science and the opportunities students have to become more involved in computer science. While the first report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in U.S.
New observations from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission is providing insight into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what this means for our future climate. Earth’s land and ocean currently absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, but it’s uncertain whether the planet can keep this up in the future.
For an advanced economy such as the United States, innovation is a wellspring of economic growth and a powerful tool for addressing our most pressing challenges as a nation – such as enabling more Americans to lead longer, healthier lives, and accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. In fact, from 1948-2012 over half of the total increase in U.S. productivity growth, a key driver of economic growth, came from innovation and technological change.