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How MOOCs Can Bridge the STEM Gap

Wendy Drexler | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Wendy Drexler

Through MOOCs, colleges and universities can expose young students to a wide range of curriculum and topics that aren't readily available at most secondary schools.

Computing as a Science

Paul S. Rosenbloom | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Paul S. Rosenbloom

Computer science can't seem to get any respect as a stand-alone science. To students, it's simply programming. To scientists in other fields, it's a tool that helps them in their research. To the public, it's a source of productivity in the workplace and entertainment apps.

Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story, Part II (PHOTOS)

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

I love that every day in the cafeteria I can get a salad grown right here, in Montpelier High School greenhouse.

Ask An Engineer

National Academy of Engineering | Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen
National Academy of Engineering

I am having second thoughts of whether I'd survive my engineering course because I have a weakness in Math. Any advice?

Removing Obstacles to STEM Education is Critical to U.S. Vitality

Mohammad H. Qayoumi Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact
Mohammad H. Qayoumi Ph.D.

Embracing technology is critically important, as 21st-century jobs will increasingly require an educated and highly skilled workforce. Over the next 10 years, 5 out of 8 new jobs and 8 out of 10 of the highest paying positions in the United States will be in careers related to science, technology, education, and math (STEM) subjects.

Increasing and Improving STEM Education and Access to Technology

John M. Burns | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
John M. Burns

Access to technology is the great equalizer and STEM workers stand at the forefront of innovation in the U.S. economy. As technological changes reshape the world of work, these professionals will continue to be in demand.

Girls In STEM: A Letter To My Younger Self

Science Club For Girls | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Science Club For Girls

One day you will be a faculty member in biomedical engineering at the best university in the world. You will be working alongside brilliant scientists and engineers, as well as scholars in the humanities and social sciences, whom you idolize. But right now you don't believe me.

Creativity for All

Michael Nobleza | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

A solid 21st-century learning agenda in the United States must move past either/or debates and put creativity at the center of children's learning and development in this digital age.

Popularity, Heterosexism and Girls' School Success

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?

I-Squared Equals I'm Screwed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

The Immigration Innovation Act, known as "I-Squared," which will triple the number of foreign temporary workers, will distort the labor market for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which has only 4 million workers all told.

Host a Science Festival, and Take Science Discovery to the Streets of America

Larry Bock | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

Today more than ever, if we are to inspire the next generation of innovators and better inform the public about science, we need to rethink science outreach, especially how it can be extended beyond its traditional confines of the classroom and laboratory.

The Big Bang Theory Star Teams Up With HerWorld

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Mayim Bialik (aka Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on television's popular "The Big Bang Theory") not only plays a geek, she IS one. Best known for her leading roll in the 90s family hit, "Blossom" and the young Bette Midler in "Beaches," she's a real-life neurobiologist who holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience from UCLA.

Habitudes of STEM Leaders

Angela Maiers | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Today, we want to discuss the behavior set, mindset and belief system of STEM leaders. We call these habitudes -- because success is a combination of disciplined habits and battle-hard attitudes.

Girls In STEM: Questions? Just Ask!

The Huffington Post | Brittany Binowski and Rebecca Searles | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Recently, The Huffington Post launched its first Girls In STEM mentorship program of 2013, connecting young female students between the ages of 14 and...

Sustainability and Salad Greens: A Greenhouse Success Story

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Every single student spends at least one biology unit growing salad greens that are served in the school's cafeteria. Students in Environmental Applications and Health classes prepare dishes using food grown in the greenhouse.

Innovating K-12 Education for the New Economy

Peter Hutton | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Peter Hutton

While STEM is important, we must take it a step further by shifting to STEAM - incorporating art and design into the curriculum. Education should provide students with opportunities to experience topics like science and technology, rather than simply learn about them.

It All Adds Up: Using Media to Help Kids Love Math

Paula Kerger | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media
Paula Kerger

For many years, we have been focused on helping children learn basic literacy skills. As we looked at our work with a critical eye, we realized that we needed to step up our efforts in helping kids learn math literacy. That's why this week we're launching "It All Adds Up."

Girls in STEM: Let's Talk About Paleontology

The Huffington Post | Brittany Binowski and Rebecca Searles | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

A Congressional Caucus on STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
John M. Eger

While renaming the STEM as STEAM legislation alone would be fabulous, it probably won't happen in a nation's capital which can't seem to agree on anything.

Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators

Larry Bock | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

If we are to inspire the next generation of high-tech innovators, we must teach them not to be afraid to dream -- to dream as big as the world around them, and to "play" with and nurture their ideas. Such are the things that inspire technological breakthroughs.

SXSWedu Launches Next Big Idea: Inclusive Competitiveness

Mike Green | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

No inclusive innovation framework or economic transformation can be developed without strong support from local institutional powers.

Where Have All The Role Models For Girls Gone?

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Celebrities in the United States typically include singers and film stars and sports heroes. They also usually include people like Kim Kardashian who are simply famous for being famous. But -- once upon a time -- scientists used to be celebrities as well.

We Need a Revolution (Literally) in Education -- It Is Time to Flip the Curriculum

Tony Zini | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Tony Zini

It's time to work smarter, not harder. James Marzano said it would take 25 years to teach the elementary school curriculum if we were to do to right.

From C++ to She++

Sejal Hathi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology
Sejal Hathi

The idea for She++ may have started as two girls' indignant pledge; but in one year alone, their frustration has kindled into a national organization that has ignited the interest and introduced to STEM a community of nearly 300 other girls.

Genetics Class Gets VERY Personal

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Bakir Hajdarevic didn't have to study for the most important test in a class last fall. He just had to spit – a lot. The 19-...