NASA Decision Ignites Dialogue Around Gender Barriers In STEM Careers
This week NASA cancelled the first-ever all-woman spacewalk. Why? Unfortunately the correct spacesuit size is unavailable to one of the female astronauts. It's disappointing news in light of it being women's history month but more so because of the urgent need to show women everywhere that we can achieve milestone accomplishments in science and technology together.
AAU Presidents and Chancellors Reaffirm Commitment to Free Speech on Campus
The free and open exchange of ideas and information is fundamental to the educational mission of AAU universities. The robust discussions and debates that occur at research universities have been central to the advancement of democracy, the creation of new knowledge, the fostering of educational excellence, and the promotion of social progress. As heads of these institutions we are unequivocally committed to preserving and honoring this proud heritage.
STEM students would get free tuition under Illinois bill
Hoping to fill empty factory jobs and reach across the aisle, the Illinois Manufacturers' Association pushes a plan to waive tuition at state universities to students who will stay around and teach science, tech, engineering and math.
Trump's fight for campus justice is only beginning
American colleges used to pride themselves on their commitment to free speech and free inquiry. That’s the only way learning takes place, we thought, and you’d have to go back to the Dark Ages to find people who disagreed. Only now the Dark Ages have returned, with college speech codes, barking-mad left-wing student mobs and faculties that refuse to hire open conservatives.
Trump's campus free speech Executive Order protects all students - it's intellectual freedom vs social tyranny
This isn’t about conservative versus liberal, Democrat versus Republican, or left versus right. It’s about intellectual freedom versus social tyranny. When those who wish to see colleges and universities function as the intellectual equivalent of totalitarian police states are finally defeated, we will all have gained a major victory for freedom and individual liberty. Our free speech rights must be protected, so that all views have space in our society where they can be expressed.
Ivanka Trump Wants America to Kick Addiction to Four-Year College, Massive Student Debt
America’s ever-deepening college debt problem is really a symptom of a worse malady: our societal addiction to college itself. Any sober assessment of the facts would indicate that too many Americans are going to college. As a result, college costs--and debt--have skyrocketed while the rewards for college have plunged.
Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Free Speech On College Campuses
President Trump just signed an Executive Order requiring colleges and universities to uphold free speech or risk losing federal research and education grants. “Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech,” President Trump said at the White House on Thursday. “People who are confident in their beliefs should not censor others.”
Gap between women and men in STEM starting to narrow but challenges remain
North Carolina State University graduate Christina Koch blasted off into space on the first ever all female spacewalk on Thursday. She’s just one of the many women who are paving the way for females entering STEM fields, which include working in and the study of science, technology, engineering and math.
Making the Grade: How to avoid the biggest education mistakes with technology
Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of schools about their technology deployments. While I don’t do any paid consulting officially, I love to go and visit other schools to share ideas, talk about best practices, and to see how their technology stack is set up. I’ve noticed schools that struggled to get off the ground and maintain traction all have one key trait that they all share. Here’s the one simple thing you should do before buying a single iPad or Mac to avoid major education technology mistakes.
A student's guide to undergraduate research
Shiwei Wang describes how to find work in a laboratory and make the most of it while studying for your science degree.