Stereotypes about girls studying and working in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are decades old. While girls play with dolls, boys are given Legos and trains, and then grow up to work at Microsoft and Google. Although this adage is something that is often accepted, it wasn’t fully understood at what age boys and girls begin to deviate in terms of interest in STEM fields and their self-confidence about performing in those fields.
“Most good middle-class jobs today -- the ones that cannot be outsourced, automated, roboticized, or digitized -- are likely to be what I would call stempathy jobs,” writes Thomas L. Friedman in his book Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in a World of Accelerations. “These are jobs that require and reward the ability to leverage technical and interpersonal skills...
Two University of Florida professors, no strangers to the entry barriers for minority students in science, technology, engineering and math fields, explain how the taunting of minority students in a robotics competition are part of a cultural idea that minority students don’t belong in STEM classes.
How can CIOs and businesses help pitch in to train tomorrow's tech leaders? Are today's hiring managers simply too selective, chasing unicorn candidates that don’t exist? How can companies brand themselves as great places to work?
Sometimes these tools seem to be a perfect fit when teaching other standards such as Common Core for third grade, which requires students to “conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.” You would teach word processing skills as students are conducting their research. But wouldn’t it be great if you had a tool in your Office 365 toolbox where students could re-create a research project in Minecraft: Education Edition and use primary source documents to represent what the text revealed to them?
She's an entrepreneur, a champion of STEM education for girls and a literal rocket scientist. And now she's in charge of the Girl Scouts. Sylvia Acevedo is taking over as permanent CEO of the organization at a time when membership has just stabilized after years of decline. About 2.5 million girls are involved.
If students were exposed to STEM earlier in life, the nation’s cybersecurity could be improved, a U.S. Congresswoman said Thursday at a forum called “Defending The Web.” “We need to make sure our schools have all the tools that they need so that students are getting a great education in science, technology, engineering, math,” said U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Washington).
Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education -- and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize.
A cadre of professors and researchers from Miami-based Florida International University and physics-oriented institutions from around the country are joining forces to help promote physics as a career path to young women, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
U.S. News & World Report is pleased to announce the 2017 STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, named in advance of this year's U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, which will be held May 24-26 in San Diego. U.S. News looked for leaders who have achieved measurable results in the science, technology, engineering and math fields; challenged established processes and conventional wisdom; inspired a shared vision; and motivated aspiring STEM professionals.