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Christa McAuliffe's 'Lost' STEM Lessons Updated, Made Available Free

July 14, 2019

One of Christa McAuliffe most quoted lines was, "I touch the future. I teach." McAuliffe, the first teacher chosen to go into space, had planned to distribute science and engineering lessons and share demonstrations with students around the world. She, along with the other crew members of flight STS-51, died when their Challenger shuttle exploded 73 seconds into flight. Now, this long-mourned high school social studies teacher's "lost lessons" have recently been updated and made available to teachers.

An Expert List Of The World's Best Universities

July 12, 2019

Unlike Forbes’ top colleges ranking, which only measures U.S. schools, Times Higher Education casts its net around the globe. The list emphasizes scholarship, research funding and reputation and does not consider things like entry requirements, graduation rates, professor ratings or alumni salaries.

Libraries celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

July 11, 2019

The umbrella initiative, Summer of Space, is a partnership among NASA, the Collaborative Summer Learning Program consortium, and the Space Science Institute (SSI), and was formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20 as well as encourage science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. More than 4,800 libraries from all 50 states have registered for Summer of Space, and organizers expect nearly 16,000 libraries are likely to participate independently.

What are the best science toys to buy in 2019?

July 11, 2019

When it comes to selecting between the best science toys brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. science toys and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important.

While 5G Is Coming to Our Cell Phones, Our Schools Are Stuck in 2G

July 11, 2019

The newest craze in tech is 5G wireless speeds. All the major carriers are racing to be the first to upgrade their coverage speed, investing up to $1 trillion to develop infrastructure for nationwide 5G by 2020. But while our nation focuses on developing cutting-edge cell speed, we’re leaving behind a far more important need: preparing our students for the new economy.

Why Study Science? The Same Reason You Would Study Anything Else

July 10, 2019

I don't doubt that there are STEM majors who are plodding through their degrees out of a sense of obligation to a future high-paying career-- Lord knows, I've seen them in classes. I don't think they're in the majority, though. Most STEM students have picked their major subject because something about it catches their interest or fires a passion for that subject, not for a future paycheck. This is especially true of those who persevere to the level of graduate study...

America's Best STEM-Educated CEOs? They're The Military's Four Star Officers

July 10, 2019

Among leading chief executives, the senior commanders of the U. S. military stand heads and shoulders above their CEO peers when it comes to STEM education. Compared to governors, big-city mayors, university presidents, major philanthropic foundation heads, press titans and the CEOs of the nation’s biggest companies, it’s the highest ranking officers in the military-the four-star officers-who possess the strongest STEM backgrounds.

Worried about robots taking your job? Study philosophy

July 09, 2019

Indeed, more jobs require expertise in math, science, coding and data analysis. But the Northeastern University and Gallup report suggests this shift toward STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- programs and hard skill training may be short-sighted. While basic training in these areas may be required for entry-level positions, these are also the skills that workers are most likely to further develop on the job as technological advances require.

New University of Arizona Program Geared to Help Veterans Succeed in STEM Fields

July 09, 2019

A new program to support veterans studying in a STEM field is launching at the University of Arizona. Michael Marty, UA assistant professor of chemistry, started researching veterans participation in STEM fields after retired Lt. Col. James Rohrbough joined Marty's lab as a staff scientist. Marty found that graduation rates and persistence in STEM were lower in veterans than in the overall student population.

3 in 4 Schools Approaching 100% WiFi Coverage on Campus

July 09, 2019

Students today are looking for fast, secure wireless connectivity -- a factor that can influence their choice of which college to attend, the report noted. "With student expectations for 'always on' WiFi for any device anywhere, campus networks have become one of the most challenging initiatives for universities today...

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