STEM Advocate
Follow
Find
1.3K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Ileane Smith
onto STEM Advocate
Scoop.it!

SLU gets $127,192 grant from Henry Luce Foundation - St. Louis Business Journal

SLU gets $127,192 grant from Henry Luce Foundation - St. Louis Business Journal | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology received a $127,192 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support two fellowships for graduate women who plan to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields

more...
No comment yet.
STEM Advocate
Science, Engineering, Technology and Math
Curated by Ileane Smith
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

ASTM International Sponsors University of Kansas Student in 2014 WISE Internship Program

ASTM International Sponsors University of Kansas Student in 2014 WISE Internship Program | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

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. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Preparation for Students - US News

Alternative STEM Programs Offer Early Career Preparation for Students - US News | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
More than 20 incoming freshmen worked in the field to gain experience for careers in STEM.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

STEM lessons: High school teachers, students gain hands-on experience at UD's ISE Lab

STEM lessons: High school teachers, students gain hands-on experience at UD's ISE Lab | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

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...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

This Is Not Your Father's #STEM Job

This Is Not Your Father's #STEM Job | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Employment Outlook for STEM Professionals Is Robust — and Moving Beyond Traditional Occupations | Industry Market Trends

Employment Outlook for STEM Professionals Is Robust — and Moving Beyond Traditional Occupations | Industry Market Trends | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
One study said STEM is second only to healthcare as the fastest-growing occupational category in the economy. Find out where the new STEM jobs will be through 2020.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Urges Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Urges Girls to Pursue STEM Careers | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik is the national spokesperson for DeVry's HerWorld. She says girls should be encouraged to enter STEM careers. We agree.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

STEM education provides options for ESFB president

STEM education provides options for ESFB president | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Girls branch out in science, technology, engineering and math through STEM

Girls branch out in science, technology, engineering and math through STEM | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Middle school and high school students explored careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — STEM — last Saturday at the College of Lake County’s STEM Day for Girls.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Minorities, Women Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields, Study Finds - US News

Minorities, Women Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields, Study Finds - US News | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
While 'there has been some general movement toward more diversity,' participation still 'varies substantially across groups,' the report found.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here's a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Students get job track down to a science

Students get job track down to a science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When Roland Stone finished his bachelor's degree in polymer and fiber chemistry at Clemson University in 2008, he looked around at the job market and didn't see much.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

This Computer Scientist Overcame Brain Damage; Now She’s Helping Others Do the Same

This Computer Scientist Overcame Brain Damage; Now She’s Helping Others Do the Same | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When computer scientist Jeanie Schwenk suffered a traumatic car accident, she didn't expect to discover a new career path. Her new company, Magno Processing Systems, will use visual imaging software to help individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

The Science & Entertainment Exchange

The Science & Entertainment Exchange | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
The Exchange gained special access to the Google fortress for a one night event entitled Google Stories.
Ileane Smith's insight:

The Science & Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Welcoming Women at STEM Conferences - and Beyond - The Story Exchange

Welcoming Women at STEM Conferences - and Beyond - The Story Exchange | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

UC Davis professor Jonathan Eisen explains how to help make science a true meritocracy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Ten for STEM | From the Editor's Desk

Ten for STEM | From the Editor's Desk | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by MOOC News & Reviews
Scoop.it!

What STEM Skills Gap? An Interview With Michael Teitelbaum, Author of "Falling Behind?" - Skilledup.com

What STEM Skills Gap? An Interview With Michael Teitelbaum, Author of "Falling Behind?" - Skilledup.com | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Interview with Michael Teitelbaum, author of Falling Behind?, which explores cycles of public anxiety about the STEM skills gap.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Senior engineers design and build inventions to graduate - LSU The Reveille

Senior engineers design and build inventions to graduate - LSU The Reveille | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Inspire Your Students to Pursue STEM Careers: Strategy 2

Inspire Your Students to Pursue STEM Careers: Strategy 2 | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Help students see how STEM subjects can be a powerful/useful way for us to understand our world. Answer the question of “When am I ever going to use this?”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Women Are Less Likely To Get Hired In Math Jobs Even When They Perform As Well As Men

Women Are Less Likely To Get Hired In Math Jobs Even When They Perform As Well As Men | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
A new report uncovers deep-seated bias against women trying to get a job in math.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Program aims to get girls interested in science

Program aims to get girls interested in science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When the N.C. Department of Transportation wanted to bring more women into the department, the agency went to where the rubber meets the road: schools.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Transitions – Solving complex problems: girls in engineering - Positively Naperville

Transitions – Solving complex problems: girls in engineering - Positively Naperville | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
This month Argonne National Labs will hold its annual Engineering, Science and Technology workshop for 8th grade girls (www.dep.anl.gov/p_k-12/IGED).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

24-Year-Old Inventor Becomes the Youngest Shortlisted for Engineering Hall of Fame - Industry Tap

24-Year-Old Inventor Becomes the Youngest Shortlisted for Engineering Hall of Fame - Industry Tap | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Young British engineer Sam Etherington worked out the design for his award-winning wave energy system while kite surfing. That inspiration may catapult him into the “SEMPA” British Engineering Hall of Fame.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Santa Fe Institute

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Santa Fe Institute | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ileane Smith
Scoop.it!

Holiday gifts that encourage STEM education - Fortune Tech

Holiday gifts that encourage STEM education - Fortune Tech | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Will you inspire a young girl in technology with a toy this holiday season?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ileane Smith from E-Learning and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Middle schoolers learn about technology

Middle schoolers learn about technology | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Aspiring teachers from UW-Stout stopped at South Middle School to talk to kids in a Tech Ed class about the importance of fluid power and technology in our everyday lives.


Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
No comment yet.