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Oregon's Entrepreneur Environment Set to Explode

Mike Green | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Mike Green

Deep within Oregon's growing Silicon Forest is a quiet convergence of national and local policymakers, small business owners, corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors and others all seeking local solutions to the economic challenges of job growth.

Why We Really Need Participatory STEM Education

Dennis Bartels | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Dennis Bartels

Imagine what the world would look like if this kind of excitement were an ubiquitous part of the classroom experience. Children would grow up equipped to ask hard questions, seek deeper knowledge, take risks, and tackle the challenges before us.

STEM to STEAM: Art Is Key to Building a Strong Economy

Jon Kamen | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Jon Kamen

As we all know, STEM education is so important -- but on its own, sadly it's not working. Despite all of the resources being invested in it, the word is exactly what's wrong with the concept. It doesn't inspire, energize or engage the youth whom it is ultimately intended to benefit. It's why we need STEAM.

The State of STEM Education

Justina Nixon-Saintil | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Justina Nixon-Saintil

Our focus should be two-fold: to help teachers to innovate the way students are learning science and math so that they gain confidence and achieve while also driving interest and passion for STEM. And this needs to happen well before students enter high school.

When Women Vote, Changes Are Made

K. Sujata | Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women won in a big way in the 2012 election. Now we must hold their feet to the fire. In January, the new terms for our elected officials will begin, and I want them to consider a basic blueprint as they approach their work.

Brain Study Spotlights Surprising Effect Of Math Anxiety

Posted 11.04.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 11/02/2012 01:49 PM EDT on LiveScience Worrying about a math test can quite literally hurt. The anticip...

Sandy's Lesson for the Next Generation of Scientists

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

Today's scientists and engineers are busy cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy. Let's hope their work inspires the next generation of STEM professionals. Our future depends on it.

Closing Tech Innovation Divide and the Wealth Gap

Mike Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Would you like a $100,000 grant to test an idea or implement an innovation you've developed? That's a question the federal government is asking -- but few minorities are responding.

The Future of Jobs

Evan Burfield | Posted 12.30.2012 | DC
Evan Burfield

We have no time to waste reinventing how we educate our children, but we also have to help those already in the workforce, who are struggling to adapt to the rapid changes in our economy.

Defense Department Threatened By STEM Worker Shortfall, Report Warns

Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Citing a potential shortfall in quality STEM workers, a report from the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council urges the Depart...

Why Pharmacy Is Right for Now

John Jones, R.Ph., J.D. | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business
John Jones, R.Ph., J.D.

Engaging the next generation of pharmacy leaders, while getting students excited about education and careers in STEM fields, is good for students, the health care system and our future employment forecast.

For Science, a Consequential Election

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Underlying the Romney-Ryan agenda is a fundamental mistrust of the power of modern biology, of which stem cell research is but a symbol.

Can Kangaroo Dads Beat Tiger Moms?

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

We all know that our students need to do better at math and science to be competitive in the new world economy, and sure, we also want them to be crackerjack American innovators, but what are we really doing to motivate them?

From Seattle to Senegal -- Increasing the Number of Women IT Professionals

William Brindley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
William Brindley

The dearth of women in Information Technology (IT) is a problem that spans geographic and cultural divides. This problem is also a huge opportunity.

The Art of a Well-Rounded Education

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Just like I encourage my sons to "read the book" before they see a movie, I encourage students to experience concepts through real-life exercises before they play with technical simulations. Tie knots. Fold origami. Play with Legos.

Want to Interest More Kids in Science? Bring Science Down to Earth

Jeanne McCarty | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education
Jeanne McCarty

Our children don't lose their curiosity once they enter school, but they often lose their drive to learn. Once we start treating the outdoors as a living laboratory, children will continue exploring the things that attracted their attention in the first place.

One Day Can Change a Life: Workforce Development and STEM Education Critical to Energy Future

David Holt | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
David Holt

In order to ensure the transition to a safe energy future, we must expand STEM and energy education and keep our students engaged in these vitally important fields.

International Day of the Girl: Why Science & Math Programs Matter

Camille Crittenden | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Camille Crittenden

Few efforts could better serve the "interests of society" than strengthening programs for girls to explore the full range of subjects available to them.

Teacher Paid $75,000 Livestreams Himself Doing Nothing In 'Rubber Room'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Staten Island teacher Francesco Portelos has been streaming live video of his stint in a pseudo Department of Education “rubber room” as he awaits...

Inspiring Eureka: Rethinking Math and Science Education

Cheryl Oldham | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Cheryl Oldham

It's worth recognizing that everyone involved in the Mars mission was a student once. And somewhere along the line, these professionals had science and math teachers who inspired them to pursue a career in the final frontier.

What Is STEM Anyway?

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

Professionals who spend any time in academics or grant-writing may have noticed that 2012 has become the year of STEM. More precisely, it has become the year of talking about STEM.

Leading the STEM Challenge

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

Despite the flurry of campaign attack ads claiming candidates are either job killers or job creators, one thing remains clear: If the United States is to hold a competitive edge in a rapidly changing global workforce, bolstering the nation's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce is essential.

Reflections From Two Years of Khan Academy in the Classroom

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Shantanu Sinha

What's most important is that students have the support they need to master topics at their own pace, and precious classroom time is used to promote interactive, creative, and engaging shared experiences.

Eat Less, Live More? Science, the Media and Health Behavior

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science
Joseph F. Coughlin

Science, in the media and in public discussion, means that anything that runs counter to the dominant myth of how science is done and how knowledge is generated is subject to public question at best, and more often harsh criticism or humor.

STEM Education Crucial to American Competitiveness

Rehema Ellis | Posted 11.22.2012 | Education
Rehema Ellis

I'm a journalist, so not in the business of endorsing legislation, but it is worth exploring why, in an election year marked by very deep divisions on immigration, members of both parties take it for granted that the U.S. needs to look abroad for more STEM workers.