Congress encourages girls to pursue STEM jobs
In many cases, the aerospace industry is still a primarily male-dominated field. As of last year, one-third of NASA’s employees were women, according to an article by SiliconANGLE. With a new piece of legislation, Congressman Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Connecticut) hope to encourage more women to enter jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field.
Interactive Blocks for Kids Use Mixed Reality to Teach STEM Skills
Logitow is an interactive smart tool for kids aged 3 to 12, made up of smart building blocks combined with a powerful app that bridges the gap between the screen and reality. Logitow uses mixed reality and the smart building blocks to build anything a child can imagine. As the creations take shape, the model becomes a 3D animation mirrored on-screen and real-time, integrating the virtual world and real world.
Congress Urged to Invest in Blue-Collar STEM Jobs
Automation and other technological advancements threaten to put good-paying jobs further out of reach for marginalized groups unless more investments are made in preparing students for “Blue-Collar STEM” jobs, panelists convened Tuesday on Capitol Hill said.
Former NASA Astronaut on a mission to expose kids to STEM
"It's really about our future. We count on the innovations in STEM fields to better our lives," said Dr. Jemison. "Information technologies and personalized medicine, apps and different materials, they all help to change our lives. So we need to make sure we're making that investment into the future so we can continue to advance."
How one lawmaker is pushing to end shortage of skilled trades teachers
"We do have a shortage," Miller said. "When we advertise, we're not getting CTE (career and technical education) certified teachers in the application pool." Across Michigan, school administrators say they are facing similar challenges. With CTE enrollment growing statewide, several said they are struggling with a shortage of applicants for open positions, while others worry about finding the right people if they expand programs.
Lego Education Builds STEAM Set for Pre-K
4 Ways Apps Help Users Get the Most Out of Chromebooks
Initially, people believed Chromebooks were good for surfing the internet and little else, but that mindset has been shown to be incorrect. Students are using Chromebooks -- 20 million in schools nationwide -- and G Suite for Education, Google’s popular education cloud platform which boasts 70 million users, for a large part of their learning.
How littleBits grew from side project to Star Wars
It wasn’t ever meant to be a product or a company. It was just a little project that I was doing. I took it to Maker Fair in 2009,” Bdeir explains, as we sit down in a corner of the company’s spacious Manhattan digs. “It was just me, in a little booth, showing it off to friends, and suddenly hoards of people started coming up and kids starting lining up to play with them. I started to realize there was a real opportunity to inspire kids and empower them to get excited about education.”
With a focus on careers and 'sneaky academics,' technical high schools are on the rise
Enthusiasm for career and technical education has been building in recent years as educators and lawmakers moved away from the once-popular notion that every student should try for a college degree. Many districts have added career academies to their high schools, hoping to tap into students' interests.
Tech companies want great STEM education -- they should pay a fair share
Some have heralded Amazon’s search for their second headquarters as a wake-up call to policymakers about the need for increased computer science and STEM education funding. While the goals are laudable, it is easy to overlooks a significant problem with the growth of companies such as Amazon and others -- It often comes at the expense of local education funding.