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Disrupting Higher Education with Digital Technology

Presentation given in Seattle around the 4 to 5 trends that are changing the way we communicate. Special focus on higher education communication departments.
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Famous Women in STEM: A History

Famous Women in STEM: A History | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When we look back in time we remember some pioneers who are studied in school because of the marks they have left behind. Remember Albert Einstein, Alfred Nobel, Aristotle?
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Robotics camp opens path to STEM academy

Robotics camp opens path to STEM academy | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
On a recent week, they were building and teaching robots to pick up balls. A decade from now, they could be the engineering industry’s brightest minds.
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STEMbite - AGL Initiatives

STEMbite - AGL Initiatives | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Welcome to STEMbite - your home for bite-size lessons in science and math from everyday life.
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MAKE: Coming Full (Great) Circle

MAKE: Coming Full (Great) Circle | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Continuing the series of reader-based columns, today we look at two very different responses to previous installments based on arrangements of great circles.
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning

Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digi...

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learninghood's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:40 AM

Changes in Education are coming in part due to two things - 'unpreceidented technolgical infrastructure and new imperical evidence about learning'.  Support interest driven learning - Become the Academic Coach!  Great way to look at peices that we can change in the system to spark kids interests.  

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Nominations Sought for Professor of the Year Award

Nominations Sought for Professor of the Year Award | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Nominations are currently being sought for ASTM International’s Professor of the Year Award, which recognizes and rewards the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of standards. Award candidates include professors and instructors at accredited universities worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding use of ASTM standards in their teaching.

Guidelines, a nomination form and a form for references are available here and are due Aug. 31. For more information, contact James Olshefsky, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9714).

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Applause: Kudos to: Civil engineering students at Sacramento State - Sacramento Bee

Applause: Kudos to: Civil engineering students at Sacramento State - Sacramento Bee | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Applause: Kudos to: Civil engineering students at Sacramento State
Sacramento Bee
Details: Students in the canoe competition had to develop a durable concrete canoe.
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Mobile Learning apps for Science

This presentation includes apps for mobile learning in science using ipods and ipads.

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Bo Yang's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:03 PM

QR codes for Periodic table is great rescourse for students

Anna Hu 's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:16 PM

add your insight...

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:46 AM

These apps can make science more fun, too.

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Villanova graduates a record number of female engineers

Villanova graduates a record number of female engineers | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Calling a typical American engineering school a boys' club would be an understatement - on average, women make up 18.2 percent of engineering undergraduates nationwide.
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Bechtel Corporation: Bechtel-Sponsored Teams Compete in FIRST® Robotics World Championship

Bechtel Corporation: Bechtel-Sponsored Teams Compete in FIRST® Robotics World Championship | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Five high school teams sponsored by Bechtel are competing in the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship in St. Louis April  25-27. They are among 400 teams from around the world that qualified to compete in the event, considered the preeminent celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

"Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM_ canbe a key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

80 % of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills, but students are not currently equipped to satisfy this growing need." 


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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:33 AM

Engineering is the missing piece of STEM.  Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 1, 2015 8:55 AM

A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:42 AM

A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
María Cardona, political commentator and cochair of inSPIRE STEM USA speaks of the role of mothers in their kids´ academic future.
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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Have Your Glue and Eat It Too | ASTM Adhesives Standard Aids Fifth Grade Student in Science Fair Success

Have Your Glue and Eat It Too | ASTM Adhesives Standard Aids Fifth Grade Student in Science Fair Success | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Joseph Hugo, staff manager for ASTM International Committee D14 on Adhesives, received an unusual telephone call from Wendy Owens, who lives in Olympia, Wash. Owens’ fifth-grade son Dylan was entering the South Sound Regional Science Fair and needed to do some research.

Dylan already had a topic for his project: the development of natural adhesives that would be biodegradable. His hypothesis for the project was that natural adhesives with a higher concentration of carbohydrates will have a higher tensile strength than those with a lower carbohydrate concentration...

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STEM students learn the importance of academic libraries

STEM students learn the importance of academic libraries | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

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University of San Francisco's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:10 PM

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


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More STEM Girls Please!

More STEM Girls Please! | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
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.

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Teaching Science, in Chinese, From Space

Teaching Science, in Chinese, From Space | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Teaching from space like an American female astronaut six years ago, Wang Yaping of China told students she couldn’t see any U.F.O.’s as she showed how water, pendulums and gyroscopes behaved in weightless conditions.
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Summer 2013 Professional Development for STEM Educators

Summer 2013 Professional Development for STEM Educators | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
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Explore our comprehensive list of STEM professional development opportunities for teachers in the Massachusetts area this summer.

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Museums Open Doors to Informal Math Learning

Museums Open Doors to Informal Math Learning | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
A new museum in New York City, along with math exhibits in other museums, are designed to infuse fun into learning.
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Global Award Winners for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

Global Award Winners for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Today we are announcing the six best in class winners for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge.
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Sustainable Education: How to Train Students for 21st Century Careers of Impact

Sustainable Education: How to Train Students for 21st Century Careers of Impact | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Sustainable Education: How to Train Students for 21st Century Careers of Impact .

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Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research | Inside Higher Ed

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research | Inside Higher Ed | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research | Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/vCGYaltIm5
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Career Focus: The Importance of STEM Diversity

More than half of the employees in STEM professions today are white males. Experts say that will need to change.

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