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NSF Awards UCF $1.8 Million to Recruit Freshmen into STEM Majors - University of Central Florida

NSF Awards UCF $1.8 Million to Recruit Freshmen into STEM Majors - University of Central Florida | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

The National Science Foundation is investing $1.8 million in a University of Central Florida researcher’s project to recruit students into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs by incorporating career planning as soon as they begin classes at the university.
The project is banking on the notion that there are many future scientists and engineers in UCF’s freshman class even if they don’t know it yet. The program aims to dramatically increase the numbers of STEM graduates by identifying first-year students, enrolling them into a special course designed to introduce them to STEM careers and following up with mentoring, tutoring, and job shadowing as well as the support of a community of like-minded students.


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I've done the Maths: there are too few Women in Science

I've done the Maths: there are too few Women in Science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

There is no shortage of female graduates, so why are women under- represented when it comes to university staff?


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School of Engineering & Applied Science George Washington Univ | Professor Azim Eskandarian

School of Engineering & Applied Science George Washington Univ | Professor Azim Eskandarian | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Azim Eskandarian is a professor in both the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His research applies the tools of dynamics, control systems, and computational mechanics to automobile engineering and transportation safety, among other areas. As the founder of the GW Center for Intelligent Systems Research and the co-founder of the National Crash Analysis Center and the GW transportation safety and security area of excellence, Professor Eskandarian is a key architect of the university's transportation safety research program.

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More students enrolling in AP math, science

More students enrolling in AP math, science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

A push is on nationwide to enroll more students, even if test scores don't make the grade...

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Clemson's computer science department boasts 10 percent of black professors nationwide | Inside Higher Ed

Clemson's computer science department boasts 10 percent of black professors nationwide | Inside Higher Ed | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Of the 56 black computer science professors nationwide, a full 10 percent are clustered in one place: Clemson University.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/19/clemsons-computer-science-department-boasts-10-percent-black-professors-nationwide#ixzz271BcY4Bv
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Pathways to research: Problem-solving | Science News for Kids

Pathways to research: Problem-solving | Science News for Kids | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Young researchers can become local heroes for taking on projects that help their friends and neighbors...Brett Gossett poses in front of a poster describing his research at the 2012 Intel ISEF, held in Pittsburgh. The 18-year-old studied whether teachers have a bias against students with a behavioral impairment called ADHD. Gossett’s cousin started receiving poorer grades around the time he was diagnosed with ADHD, even though he was working as hard as ever. Credit: Dr. David Kommor

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Join Us! YouTube Next EDU Guru Call Out Video

It was supposed to be an informative video and then I got distracted and had ideas and it got... out of hand. Anyway, you should make videos.#EduGuru
Go Here: http://www.youtube.com/yt/creators/next-guru.html

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Daily Chronicle | Embracing engineering

Daily Chronicle | Embracing engineering | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Educators, Girl Scout leaders, science, technology, engineering and math professionals and others gathered Monday for a seminar on getting girls interested in engineering.

The “Boosting Girls’ Interest in Engineering” seminar – staged by STEM Outreach, PBS’ “Design Squad Nation” and the Illinois Girls Collaborative Project – was held Monday at the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University. More than 75 people came together to learn about ways to engage girls in engineering and show them it can be fun.

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Six Engineering Students Earn 2012 ACEC Scholarships

Six Engineering Students Earn 2012 ACEC Scholarships | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry.
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Professor Matthew E. Taylor Receives $400,000 Grant to Research Artificial Intelligence · About · Lafayette College

Professor Matthew E. Taylor Receives $400,000 Grant to Research Artificial Intelligence · About · Lafayette College | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Matthew E. Taylor, assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a CAREER award from the Faculty Early Career Development Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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OSU alums donate $3.5M to College of Engineering - Portland Business Journal

OSU alums donate $3.5M to College of Engineering - Portland Business Journal | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Oregon State University alumni Mike and Judy Gaulke have donated $3.5 million to the Corvallis campus’ School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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West Virginia science camp inspires pursuit of STEM careers

West Virginia science camp inspires pursuit of STEM careers | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

The camp aims to give high-achieving students a chance to experience science in a fun setting. Especially when it comes to sciences, or STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- education, learning over the summer matters, education experts say. Students need exposure to hands-on, experiential science beyond the textbook, or they won't get turned on to science careers.

 

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Challenges in STEM Education Abound | ASCE

Challenges in STEM Education Abound | ASCE | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

A forum hosted by U.S. News & World Report reveals what is wrong with the state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States—and how practitioners, teachers, and parents can all help.

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Engaging Girls in STEM Learning | MiddleWeb

Engaging Girls in STEM Learning | MiddleWeb | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Science educator and MiddleWeb blogger Anne Jolly proposes six actions that middle grades teachers can take to engage and support more girls in STEM learning.


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Student Satellite to Probe Near-Earth Energy Cloud | The Accelerator

Student Satellite to Probe Near-Earth Energy Cloud | The Accelerator | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

A  team of Montreal university students will launch a small satellite into space as soon as next year after winning the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. When launched, Concordia University’s CubeSat will aim to map plasma changes in a portion of the Van Allen belts, which are bands of intense radiation circling the Earth, according to the website Space.com.

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ASEE Student Division Gains National Recognition by Bringing Students Together to Discuss Engineering Education Research | My Engineering Community

ASEE Student Division Gains National Recognition by Bringing Students Together to Discuss Engineering Education Research | My Engineering Community | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Groups like the Student Division provide a place that faculty can point students to in order to connect with others who really care about teaching engineering.
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St. Paul student's K'NEX construction becomes YouTube sensation (w/ video) - TwinCities.com

St. Paul student's K'NEX construction becomes YouTube sensation (w/ video) - TwinCities.com | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

What would happen if you never quite outgrew that construction toy that first fascinated you as a kid? Check out this story and video about a CSE student who has created an amazing contraption in his room made of 40,000 K'NEX pieces.

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Podcast: STEM Education and Humanitarian Engineering | ASME

Podcast: STEM Education and Humanitarian Engineering | ASME | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

ASME Career Development Podcast on Victoria Rockwell on the U.S. crisis in STEM education and the future of engineering.

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STEM class targets girls

STEM class targets girls | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Students in the newest section of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at Patton Middle School have one overriding reason for taking the class: They like to make things.

“I like to do things with my hands,” said Katelyn Bliven, one of 26 seventh- and eighth-graders in the girls-only class. “That’s more fun, more interesting than just working on paper.”

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Densmore Shares DARPA 3.6 million Grant to Design New Synthetic Biology Assembly Line

Densmore Shares DARPA 3.6 million Grant to Design New Synthetic Biology Assembly Line | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $3.6 million, 30-month grant to Assistant Professor Douglas Densmore

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Drive: The Theory and Practice of Motivating Students | The Accelerator

Drive: The Theory and Practice of Motivating Students | The Accelerator | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

n this paper, “A Primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants,” delivered at ASEE’s 2012 Conference in San Antonio, Ana T. Torres-Ayala, a doctoral candidate in higher education at the University of South Florida, and Geoffrey L. Herman, a postdoctoral researcher at the Illinois Foundry for Engineering Education, present the basics of motivation theories and how they can be used to inform and direct TAs work with engineering students.

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‘Careers Never Imagined’ Explored During SMART Girls Sessions

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PCToday - Pennsylvania College of Technology News and Information...Careers Never Imagined’ Explored During SMART Girls Sessions

 

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Whiz kids call the shots in New York’s tech talent  chase 

Whiz kids call the shots in New York’s tech talent  chase  | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
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Juan Pablo Buritica isn't looking for a job. But that hasn't stopped a slew of employers from trying to hire him.
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Not just a boys club: Demand climbing for women in science, engineering, math fields

Not just a boys club: Demand climbing for women in science, engineering, math fields | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Employers are more interested than ever in recruiting women into science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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