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July 17, 2019

In terms of education, that Sputnik-induced panic led President Dwight Eisenhower and congressional leaders to join forces to pass the National Defense Education Act ... The act actually had multiple origins -- a shortage of mathematicians, mounting interest in high school education, the need for more Americans to learn foreign languages -- and included multiple provisions, most of them postsecondary.

July 17, 2019

On the eve of the Apollo 11 anniversary, LEGO asked The Harris Poll to survey a total of 3,000 children in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom about their attitudes toward and knowledge of space. The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.

July 16, 2019

In 1965, the Library of Congress got its first computer--so big that it had to be delivered one piece at a time. Back then, it most likely would have been women helping input data into a machine-readable format. That’s because, in the ’60s and ’70s, many believed that women were on track to outnumber men in tech. In fact, the number of women studying data processing was growing faster than the number of men.

July 15, 2019

“Christa McAuliffe continues to serve as a role model and inspiration for Granite Staters and Americans across the country seeking to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” Shaheen said. “By further strengthening support for STEM education, this bill honors Christa’s legacy as a passionate and dedicated advocate for her students and for science education.

July 15, 2019

Do you feel wanted? If you work for a living, you should. Skilled workers are in short supply across the country, thanks to a historically low unemployment rate of 3.7% and a strong economy. As a result, companies are locating and expanding in the states with the best workforces. Attracting and keeping talent is the biggest battle in the war between the states for business.

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.

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 in

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.

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...

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.

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