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'State of the Union' Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

Vince Bertram | Posted 01.22.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

As the president stated, to ensure a more prosperous future, we must continue to focus on education. At the K-12 level, we must equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully navigate post-secondary education and their careers.

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

The Power of Policy in K-12 Education and Beyond

Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick

When it comes to revolutionary progress, administrators -- in education and beyond -- often try to circuit policy. But as the saying goes, true progress occurs when you transform a roadblock into a stepping stone.

How to Design Smart Toys For Creative Kids

Alicia Chang | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Alicia Chang

Investments in education technology are at an all-time high, but school curricula have become increasingly structured and standardized, at the expense of playtime and the arts.

Inspire the World

Jimmy Demers | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Jimmy Demers

To truly channel, all we have to do is "be" ourselves. After all, we're all unique channels to an infinite source -- and when we want to be inspired, lifted from a place that might keep us from rising to our very best self, all we have to do is listen.

Big Problems Require Big Solutions: The Federal Government's Bold Diversity Initiative

Maggie Werner-Washburne | Posted 01.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Maggie Werner-Washburne

It is my hope that with Intel and NIH leading the way, 2015 will see significant advancements in concrete investments and strategy to actualize our long struggle for equal representation in STEM.

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

Ravé Mehta | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Ravé Mehta

The U.S. educational culture is more focused on doing well in sports or being popular. In many cases, these priorities lead kids to being rebellious or defiant, and sometimes not doing well in school, just so they're not perceived as a nerd.

I'm an Imported 'Skilled-Worker.' What Does That Mean for My U.S. Born Children?

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

I ask, as parents, teachers and citizens who care a whole lot about our future, what is the ultimate goal of our children's education? Is the STEM education enough for them? Will it teach them to be intellectuals who are productive personally, professionally and societally?

In Our Efforts to Promote STEM, Have We Isolated the Humanities?

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

There are many definitions of the word: scientific, mathematic, literary, artistic genius -- the canvas for "genius" is infinite, yet so incredibly narrowed.

14, Unplugged, and Innovating

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

I have a coffee shop scene burned in my mind that I cannot seem to shake: ten teen girls sitting in a circle, each one of them looking down at their smartphones. Eye contact did not appear to be on the menu that day.

Math: The Next Revolution in Black Achievement

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If our nation's success depends on more graduates with STEM degrees, math must be the next revolution in black student achievement.

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 01.08.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

Africa's Future Depends on STEM Education

Mariéme Jamme | Posted 12.29.2014 | Technology
Mariéme Jamme

The African continent hasn't got a robust strategic plan on STEM policies, or even a clear road map or framework of implementing them effectively. It is not even clear if some national leaders understand their importance or meanings.

Science And Serendipity: Seven Lessons For My Younger Self

Anne Chow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Anne Chow

That experience ultimately united my passion for technology with a passion for people. And for more than two decades, I've enjoyed a career that's embodied both of these passions. I'm happy with how everything turned out, but it sure would have been nice to bring those passions together a lot sooner! If I could talk with my younger self, I'd share these seven lessons I've learned

Vegas Tech Startup Scene: What You Need to Know

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

One of the worst recession-stricken cities, Las Vegas is climbing back with a growing sector of tech-savvy small businesses and technology startups.

Is Medical School a Million Dollar Mistake?

Dan Lambert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Dan Lambert

The path to being a doctor is not only expensive, it also requires dedication as well as the sacrifice of time, deferring a high quality of life to many, many, years after most other professions.

Mr. President, What About Me?

Joana Godinho | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Joana Godinho

I have been in America nearly a decade, and always with a legal immigration status. However, it didn't take me long to figure out that somewhere along the way core American values -- family, hard work, honesty, integrity -- were no longer the guiding principles of its immigration policy.

Obama Writes His First Line Of Code

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.09.2014 | Technology

Obama became the first president in U.S. history to write a line of code Monday.

The Art School Brand: Something in the Way We Teach

Stephen Beal | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Stephen Beal

While business has been focused on brand building for some time, it has been only in the past decade that colleges and universities have put significant thought and effort into clarifying and refining their brands.

4 Things I Tell My Kids About STEM (As Recalled By My First-Grader)

Heather Robinett | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Heather Robinett

I explained to my first-grader that I was thinking about the main points I cover whenever I gush about STEM, and I asked her if she could tell me. What was getting through to her? It was a test more for me than it was for her. I felt if my message hadn't gotten through to her, I probably needed to refine it. Here's what she told me.

Attracting Students to STEM

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

Our country is not producing enough graduates from STEM programs to fuel the innovation economy. India is far outpacing the United States in engineering graduates.

Collaboration Sets a Woman's Path to a STEM Career

Paula Golden | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Paula Golden

It remains highly likely that without dismantling a part of our traditional pedagogical structure, and the assumptions that support it, teenage girls will continue to shy away from STEM.

A New Year, a Bolder and Better E-Rate

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

Before our students file out of their classrooms and head home for the holidays, the FCC should act. Because it is within our means to choose a future where all American kids have access to digital age learning, no matter who they are, where they live, or where they go to school.

Getting School Discipline Right by Attending to "Non-Cognitive" Skills

Elaine Weiss | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The shift toward restorative justice and similarly supports-based disciplinary policies is encouraging. We must build on that momentum to make nurturing non-cognitive skills a core component of policy, rather than the afterthought it currently is.

The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I don't believe that girls are turned off by STEM because it's hard or simply because girls think they're bad at math. Girls aren't wimps or wilting flowers; they don't shrink from challenges just because something isn't a strength. We, as a culture, just aren't doing a very good job of selling tech to girls.