Sweet Briar College Explore Engineering is a program for high school women to learn about mechanical and electrical engineering with hands on projects. Sponsored by AREVA.
The U.S. needs the contributions of all of our thinkers and problem-solvers. By the numbers girls make up more than one-half of our home-grown talent base — the half we have discouraged in STEM/science, technology, engineering and math. In this inspiring talk, education expert Heidi Olinger outlines the four things we must do to engage girls in STEM right now in the Digital Age, when neither girls nor the nation can afford to be STEM illiterate.
Science needs to be about discovery, not rote memorization.
Since 2012, Girls Who Code has grown rapidly. This year there are 1,200 girls in camps across the country. In addition to expanding its footprint in Boston; girls who code added new summer programs in Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington, DC this summer.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: "We should not confuse science literacy with passion for science."
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about provisions she included in education reform legislation to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
In EcoMOBILE, students’ field trip experiences are enhanced by using two forms of mobile technology for science education–mobile broadband devices and environmental probeware.
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.
Gaining real-world experience is important for a future in STEM. Listen to students share their thoughts on the value of STEM education.
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.