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Colleges Fight to Retain Interest of STEM Majors U.S.
STEM studies aren't keeping up with STEM career opportunities. The solution? More girls! Anne Jolly has six new ideas to boost female interest & participation.
The goal of the Science Game Center is to demonstrate to teachers, scientists, museums, and parents the myriad ways games can be used to improve education in math and science. The Science Game Center will provide a place where users can describe their experiences with math and science games, gather information on game strengths and weaknesses, and share tips on how to use games to help students reach their educational goals.
The Science Game Center will have
Any Science Game Center user can write an "Amazon style" review, with three 5-point ratings for Fun, Learning, and Science. Additionally, FAS will vet teachers and scientists and provide them appropriate user profiles. Students under 13, with their parent’s permission, can review games, too. All reviews will be searchable by age of the reviewer, and by reviewers’ area of expertise. A central location for information on many games and with many types of reviewers, theScience Game Center will also increase the audience for each game. A 5th grade teacher can find a game that is intended for AP biology students, reported by scientists to teach basic cell biology, has been used by other 5th grade teachers, and favorably reviewed by 5th grade players.
The BlackBerry Scholars Program, one of Alicia’s first undertakings as BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director, is designed to encourage women to enter careers in STEM, which will shape the future of technology and mobile computing.
Flickr: Arwen Ambendstern All of us, children included, live in a three-dimensional universe—but too often parents and teachers act as if the physi
In a famous scene from Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, the biographer and his subject come to discuss the bizarre theories of Bishop Berkeley, who posited that everything is immaterial—nothing has any real existence; it’s all just ideal concepts...
Singularity University ambassador talks exponential growth.
By Jennie Rose Summer's here and along with valuable time spent outdoors learning and embarking on adventures, kids can use downtime at home to keep those br
Take a bike ride down the 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider -- thanks to a Google Glass explorer, whose ride-along premiered at TEDxCERN.
There is a current STEM skills gap and some are even calling it a dilemma. Here's a primer on what you should know about it all.
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you.
And 5 other cool ideas from The Atlantic's Technologies In Education Forum.
What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word?
How We Can Solve the STEM Crisis Through Invention Huffington Post America, it's time to solve the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) crisis.
Names: Samantha Music & Kerri KillenDegree: Bachelor of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity: Stevens Institute of TechnologyGrad year: 2012Employer: Versor Inc.Industry: Medical DevicesTitle: Co-Founders / COO CFOCompensation: Zero so far!
Versor Inc. is the brainchild of Samantha Music and Kerri. Killen. The company and product stemmed from a senior year design project at Stevens Institute of Technology. During the project Samantha and Kerri invented a medical device to measure the range of motion in spinal patients. The company's goal now is to manufacture the device to clinical standards and distribute it to physicians. How cool is that?
The senior year design project was a challenge to invent a way to measure range of motion without x-rays.
Samantha and Kerri came up with a series of sensors they call the Versor.
The Versor provides pre and post-operative measurements of spinal movement for diagnosis.
The user straps on the device and does a series of range-of-motion exercises. The device provides angular output over 3 dimensions.
The spine is a tricky series of joints because it moves not only forward, backwards, and laterally, but also rotationally. Most people who bend forward, for example, don't bend straight forward. They twist or rotate.
Continuing our summer slide series, in which we've offered ideas on how to keep learners' math and literacy skills sharpened, we now turn our focus to scien
Not every coder job involves working in a blue chip tech company or Silicon Valley startup.As British technologist, Conrad Wolfram said in a TED talk on teaching math with computers: “In the real world math isn’t necessarily done by mathematicians.
Once again Washington state is changing math standards and end-of-course exams. Fifteen years of such changes have produced nothing. I teach mathematics courses at Lewis and Clark High School.
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"This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills."
A curted list of 43 web 2.0 tools, most with a brief description
Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.
Joe Holtgreive (HOHLT'-greev), an assistant dean at the McCormick School of Engineering, started the class to help future engineers break outside their comfort zone.
Holtgreive says the course, led by Northwestern University Professor of Dance Billy Siegenfeld (SEE'-gen-feld), is teaching students known for left-brain thinking to use more of the right side of their brains.
These sites provide ideas for young people to engage in maker and hacker educational experiences.
Microsoft has donated $1 million to help D.C. teachers redesign their classrooms using a “blended learning” approach that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction.Blended learning...
Welcome to the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and will be free to attend! STEMxCon will be a highly inclusive event that will engage students and educators around the globe and will encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching. A call for presentations will be issued the week of May 20, 2013.
Welcome to the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and will be free to attend!
STEMxCon will be a highly inclusive event that will engage students and educators around the globe and will encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching. A call for presentations will be issued the week of May 20, 2013.
Register as a member of this conference network to be kept informed! See the conference information and welcome HERE and the menu links to the left and at the top of each page.
A teenager created a means to charge cellphone batteries in less than one minute, earning her a large cash prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Teachers ask how to get started bringing 3D printing to their classroom. Here are a few considerations and current options available to teachers and school, whether they are well funded or just getting started with a few introductory efforts.