Engineering remains one of the most underrepresented fields for women at about 10 to 15 percent of the workforce in many developed countries, including the United States. Three mechanical engineering undergraduates at Rowan University in New Jersey want to change that.
This ad features several teenage girls talking about their hopes to be innovators in STEM, and of course some product placement for the Microsoft HoloLens and Surface. Then the girls are told how few women graduate with STEM degrees, prompting them to repeat their determination to pursue their goals
Ileane Smith's insight:
Nice to see what Microsoft is doing to promote STEM careers for women. I wish this effort would be ongoing and not just meant for a campaign.
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.
Ileane Smith's insight:
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.
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...
Yes, I was a science geek. I was a girl who looked under rocks, couldn’t wait for dissections in biology class, and was the president of my college science club. That didn’t mean I didn’t love to read, like most girls. I did. In fact, I entered college as a duel Bio/English major. It wasn’t…
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.
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...
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