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February 22, 2017

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.

February 21, 2017

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.

February 21, 2017

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.

February 21, 2017

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.

February 20, 2017

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.

February 19, 2017

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.

February 19, 2017

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.

February 19, 2017

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.

February 16, 2017

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a giant screen film that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.

February 16, 2017

Lead author Elisabeth R. McClure and her colleagues did an excellent job describing the importance of STEM development by culling together information not only from scientific literature but also from conversations with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.  The report emphasizes that STEM fields rely on more than just knowledge of facts like 4 + 2= 6, that tomatoes are really fruits, or how to operate computers. No, STEM success relies on broader abilities, such as strong reasoning and problem-solving skills.

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