Teaching kids to code is "just as important" or "more important" than teaching courses like math, science, history and English. Here are top 10 myths that might be holding teachers form integrating coding literacy in their curriculum.
Education in the area of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been in the headlines as employers find it tough to uncover potential employees having STEM backgrounds. Efforts are underway to rectify perceived shortages in STEM fields. Notice of several such initiatives recently crossed our desk.
Senior engineers design and build inventions to graduate LSU The Reveille Students then design a product that meets the specifications of the group that proposed the projects, who effectively serve as their employers, said mechanical engineering...
DETROIT (Feb. 28, 2014) – Maria Guido, a mechanical engineering junior and president of the Engineering Student Faculty Board (ESFB), is interested in pursuing a career in hybrid vehicles. She’s also interested in aviation. And architecture. With her education in mechanical engineering, Guido is preparing for all three and keeping her options open.
On Oct. 8, architectural students from the New York Institute of Technology visited ASTM headquarters and heard talks from ASTM staff about the U.S. standardization system as well as our history, standards development process and presence in Europe.
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Can you spot me in this pic? I had lunch with the students and one of the questions I asked them was about their favorite social media network. Can you guess their answer? One thing is for sure the do NOT use Twitter.
Patch.com Live Stream: The New STEM Workforce The New York Academy of Sciences In the United States, it's estimated that 75 percent of all jobs will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) expertise by 2018, with similar...
BBC Children's and BBC Learning will be putting a heavy emphasis on technology and coding this season, with Nina and the Neurons learning about 3D printing....As England launches a new computing curriculum, the BBC has added a computer science focus to their free online study support resource, Bitesize, with new guides geared to teach tech with rich animation, graphics, videos, and games. On top of the online curriculum, the channel will be airing several programs that emphasize computer education. Appsolute Geniuson CBBC will feature Dick and Dom, who will challenge viewers to design and build their own video game app. Technobabble is another show that will air on CBBC, in which Frankie Vu and Clara Amfu will direct viewers’ attentions to tech applications in the real world, including 3D printing and virtual reality.
The University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) was buzzing with activity last week [June 2014], as more than 60 high school students from throughout the state launched foam gliders along the hallways, mopped up miniature oil spills in basins of water and used the learning labs to investigate the effects of acid rain...
Ranked as one of the best internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, the WISE program is a paid 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. The interns are outstanding third- or fourth-year engineering students selected in a nationwide competition. During the program, interns learn about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.
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