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A workshop was recently held at Prescott College for Yavapai County teachers and students. Most teachers that attended were there to learn more about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The main goal of this workshop was to get teachers to collaborate together to create new learning techniques for the students. During the workshop, a math teacher stated that both STEM and STEAM are missing in school classrooms. At the workshop, one overriding question was what can be ...
4 years ago
A foundation is funding NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering a summer program. It consists of both teachers and students learning about robotics, mechatronics, and cyber security. This different attributes numbers of STEM includes Cyber Security for Teachers and others. The NSF Director stated that it is important for them to invest in young students. Since STEM has a great growth factor in the work force, it’s being introduced at an early age, and will grant teachers ...
4 years ago
We are all aware of the need to close the gender STEM gap. To this end, the Girls Scouts are offering a STEM College Prep Camp. This camp, focused mainly towards high school girls, wants to help young girls towards careers in STEM and empower them to become leaders. During the week long camp, the students will be offered activities and courses such as biomedicine, food science, and field trips. They also got the ch...
4 years ago
I have been a fan of the Big Bang Theory for a long time. It is one of the few shows I watch regularly on TV. When I learned that the actors and crew members of the show are contributing to a scholarship for students at UCLA. Since the show is mostly based on science, they’ve decided create a scholarship for low-income students who pursue a degree in science. The award will be distributed to 20 students this fall and will be assigned to five students per year after.
4 years ago
There is a constant reminder and fear that our nation’s schools are failing to prepare students for the rigors of professional life in the coming years. Our nation is facing a withdrawal of scientists and engineers, two job areas that are currently looking to fill tons of open positions but can’t do so due to lack of skilled available workers. Fewer students are pursuing careers in STEM. The U.S. Department of Education and the White House have made increasing the amount of students and teachers who are proficient in these fields a nat...
4 years ago
Does where you live matters to you if it provides you with a job opportunity? If you have a background in STEM and looking for new opportunities, you might find them in some surprising cities across the country. According to Forbes, Huntsville, Alabama currently has the high demand of workers in STEM with an avaerage salary of $91,900. Cities such San Jose, Durham, San Francisco and Pal...
We need change in the world we live in today, and most importantly we need someone who will step up for the change. Santa Ono, president of University of Cincinnati, has refused every annual bonus he has been offered since 2012. Every year, he donates his salary. This year was no different. He donated $10,000 to the family of a Cincinnati police officer who died on duty and the remaining $190,000 was offered as scholarships. This came as a s...
4 years ago
The constant reminder of US students' shortcomings in STEM subjects has been all the rage in schools in recent years. This has prompted a lot of policymakers and education experts to prescribe to an almost STEM focused curriculum. Student success in STEM, as the argument goes, is essential for our education system and economy. The move seems to be working as more college students are earning degrees in STEM areas. More and more high schoolers are also expressing an interest in STEM. This newfound interest could also be attributed to efforts by the government (the White House's annual scienc...
5 years ago
I'm sure we've all heard various reports about the lack of skilled STEM workers and educators. According to this article , since America is not in a good position when it comes to STEM, President Obama has decided to reform the system. His plans would be mainly focused on the populations that are mostly underrepresented such as women and people with disabilities. Additionally, different STEM agencies came together to form a group to sustain public and youth engagement in STEM. They will also be creating more graduate programs for those who ...
5 years ago
The past year might have been a watershed one for women in tech. We have all read the many reports and publications about the dearth of women in tech, and its implications for the workforce and our economy. However, the past year was instrumental in that the few women in tech were able to openly express their frustrations and unprofessional behavior they often experience. The outcome has been a firm and constant spotlight on the “sexist tech culture”.