A new report by ACT shows many high school graduates are interested in science, technology, engineering and math, but pursue other degrees once they enter college (STEM Education: Students Have Interest in STEM Degrees, but Need Encouragement:
LiveScience.com What is STEM Education? LiveScience.com STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Engineer Alan Bond sees something more futuristic. “We’re looking at a revolution in transportation,” he says. For Bond, the engine represents the beginning of the world’s first fully reusable spaceship, a new kind of craft that promises to do what no space-faring vehicle ever has: offer reliable, affordable, and regular round-trip access to low Earth orbit.
It gets 84 miles to the gallon on the highway. That means you can go from Detroit to New York City on a tank of gas – or drive from Shreveport LA to Dallas and back – then back to Dallas again – and still have about 110 miles left before a refill. How is that possible? Keep reading.
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There is a lot of new technolgoy being developed by independant, new upstart companies.
Nineteen members of the Mountlake Terrace High School TSA, led by faculty advisor Mark Burbank, participated in the Western Washington Regional TSA Competition on Feb. 2 at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.
The contest brings together talented students from high schools throughout the state of Washington to compete in a spirit of fun. The contest will test their programming skills and problem solving ability.
The competition lasts three hours, during which time each team tries to solve several (usually six-ten) computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages (e.g., Java, C/C++).
Anybody who doubts the importance of role models in encouraging kids to tackle the tough subjects of science, technology, engineering and math should consider what kids themselves say about how they got interested in the fields.
DesignCon 2013 invited a panel of high school and college students to share their thoughts at the annual chip designer confab in Silicon Valley and several of them mentioned teachers and parents as influences, according to the EE Times. (Who knew?)
This conversation about the role of privilege and access to STEM by diverse students is an important one. Miriam Goldstein at Deep Sea News and author DNLee both have been very active in science outreach to under-served (and urban) initiating these conversations in our respective scientific spheres...
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.
MTHS students leading the way with STEM recognition MLT News A number of Mountlake Terrace High School STEM students are leading the way for science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies in the Edmonds School District and beyond, as...
Deseret News My view: The increasing necessity for STEM education Deseret News A closer look at U.S. unemployment statistics shows that even with unemployment still at historically high levels, large numbers of jobs are going unfilled.
Science, technology, engineering and math have earned a "nerdy" reputation, but these jobs are proof that STEM is a killer career choice. Below, we highlight 10 cool STEM jobs you should be jealous of. (And soon you could be an asteroid hunter!) Know someone else with a sweet science or tech gig? Let us know in the comments.
A recent survey of after-school providers by the Afterschool Alliance identified a consensus on the most achievable STEM outcomes for students who participate in after-school programs. They include boosting student interest in STEM, engaging students in STEM activities and learning to value the goals of STEM education.