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Nurturing A STEM Sisterhood

Jin Kim Montclare | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Jin Kim Montclare

A popular adage holds that it takes a village to raise a child. What, then, can a village do to interest children -- particularly girls, who are so underrepresented in STEM fields -- in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math?

Summer Learning & STEM Momentum

Chris Roe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Chris Roe

With summer coming to an end, and back to school season fast approaching, now is the time for STEM educators, advocates and funders to champion the vital role that summer learning programs play in our efforts to improve year-round STEM education in California.

Teens and Money: The Jobs of the Future

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Natalie Pace

One of the most important decisions we ever make is what we are going to grow up to be. Astronaut or the Lone Ranger score high when we are in kindergarten, but by high school, many of us are completely clueless as to what we want to do for the rest of our lives.

Washington, D.C. Named No. 2 Area for STEM Graduates

Divya Raghavan | Posted 10.15.2013 | DC
Divya Raghavan

Although job opportunities in STEM are spread out across the country, there are some areas better suited for STEM graduates than others.

Is Silicon Valley Beginning to Invest in Disrupting Education?

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

There's an utter lack of infrastructure in homes and schools that live side-by-side to some of the most sophisticated and tech-fluent corporations and startups -- preventing civic engagement and technological fluency among Silicon Valley's youth.

Even Better Than STEM

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 10.14.2013 | College
Richard V. Hurley

Moreover, it is not a given that that the only path to STEM job success is the STEM degree: About one-third of college-educated workers in STEM professions do not hold degrees in STEM.

Show Me the Data -- A STEM Ed Funder's Perspective

Douglas Haller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

Corporations, foundations, and states will continue to feel pressure to fund STEM education, taking up the slack, as federal efforts remain unclear and sequestration in effect.

Sign Up For The Girls In STEM Newsletter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Since HuffPost launched the Girls In STEM Mentorship Program last December, we've paired over 300 girls interested in science, technology, engineering...

As STEM Graduate Rates Decline, Funding and Improving STEM Education Is More Crucial Than Ever

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Vivian R. Pickard

With a new school year just around the corner, the future for students considering a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is full of bright possibilities.

Why Are American Workers Being Left Behind?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

If our companies cannot find skilled employees, why don't they hire for aptitude and provide the specific training for the skills and abilities they need?

Are Common Core Standards 'Dumbing Down' Education? No!

Linda Rosen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Rosen

How can anyone make claims that are so estranged from reality? Many of the people who mouth this talking point have apparently never even looked at the standards, much less evaluated their rigor. Those who do know about the standards are simply muddling the issue.

Theatre Arts Education Programs Create Innovative Thinkers and Workers

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

We have been around a long time and the field is very competitive. Years of advocacy can create a kind of fatigue around the issue. Schools and families, especially in disadvantaged neighborhoods, are more challenged than ever to engage.

Why Engineers and Scientists Should Teach Children

Tara Chklovski | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

It doesn't need to be a dramatic career shift. It can simply be a volunteering commitment. But there is a critical mix that results in the experience being powerful for each person.

NSF Nominee Dr. France Cordova A Role Model For Women In STEM

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 10.05.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers are among the best paying, most promising careers of all. So why aren't more women in STEM careers?

Top Tech Organizations: Leading the Revolution

Ivo Lukas | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Last year, I gave you my Top Five Women Tech Organizations and I'm back with a shortlist of technology organizations for both men and women. This time...

Embrace Our E-STEM Workforce

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Entrepreneurship education brings tremendous relevancy to STEM, and entrepreneurs are hiring and need to hire a STEM workforce just as much as corporate America does.

A Science Posse Grad Finds His Voice and Faces the Hard Work Ahead

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Most people would look at my interests in science and poetry and think that they represent the ultimate dichotomy of thought. On the contrary, the skills you need as a scientist and a poet are very similar.

Your Daughter Is A Dork, And That's Okay

Rachel Weiss | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women
Rachel Weiss

I was almost a casualty of the "leaky pipeline" for girls in STEM. My concepts of femininity and being accepted by my peers temporarily interfered with my self-esteem and my grades. Thirty years later, these threats still exist for young women, and they need our help to stay on track.

We Need More Women, NASA's Second-In-Command Says | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

The U.S. space agency is in need of more women among its ranks, NASA's second-in-command said last week during a panel on women in space. "Even thou...

Chemistry Cook-Off: Appreciate the Science Behind the Food

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

When I read an article about how a teacher used a chemistry cook-off to engage her students in the study of physical and chemical change and unit conversions, I immediately decided to bring a chemistry cook-off into an elective I was planning to teach.

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Global Marketplace

Edward J. Ray | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Edward J. Ray

A good job and top salary out of college, we all agree, would be wonderful. More important by far, is what our college graduates do beyond the starting line to build a rewarding life, create a fulfilling career and serve their communities.

Investing in Tomorrow's Creative Leaders and Innovators

Michael Nobleza | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

The creative goes hand in hand with the analytical: It's not a matter of left or right brain but rather a focus on the whole brain.

Where Are All The Female Physicists?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

When it comes to teaching college physics, are women being left out of the equation? Almost half of undergraduate physics departments in the U.S. have...

STEM Equity & Diversity: A Sisyphean Task

Douglas Haller | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

As a first year teacher a parent accused me of favoring girls over boys in my earth science course. In my defense, I explained I was working with boys and girls equally (50/50) and that perhaps this was the first time her son had experienced equity.

9 Essential Lessons For Changing the World

Angela Maiers | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Schools have a standardized system and protocols in place for every aspect of student learning -- except one. Schools have no system at all in place to teach students how to bring about change in the world.