America, it's time to solve the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) crisis. Great scientists -- innovators like Edison, Einstein, and Rachel Carson -- think outside of the box.
How would you answer this question: "When I picture great teaching, I see ______?" Last month, Carnegie Corporation and 50 leading education nonpro...
Preparing engineering students for global problem solving is good for business and good for the world -- motivating students in STEM education, preparing graduates for employment, advancing women, training people to find solutions to vital issues, and fostering global economic development.
It is well established that knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects leads to high-paying careers, but we have the misconception that all STEM workers are advanced degree holders.
Impact -- a third metric beyond money and power -- is so important for women and men. And it does not have to mean working for non-profit, charitable causes. Impact can mean designing a time-saving app for smartphone users.
Is it the lack of STEM-related role models for women? Is it that the human capital networks in the field are still heavily populated by men? Is it women's lack of commitment, or our lower tolerance for risk?
As thousands of high-school seniors have now proudly counted themselves among the graduating class of 2013. For many students, whether from big cities or small towns, the possibilities seem endless. But they are also faced with the reality of affording a college education.
By Farai Chideya Farai has covered Presidential elections, natural disasters, and dictatorships -- as well as the arts and technology -- in a two-dec...
Don't get me wrong, strength in the language arts is vitally important, too. However, you have a lifetime to continually work on those skills - whereas, in my experience, the same is not true for STEM-related abilities.
Despite the evolving interpretation offered by state and federal courts, American higher education as a community remains committed in its support to increase diversity among students.
Yesterday I joined 300 developers, government agencies, businesses, and engaged citizens for the kickoff of #HackForLA - part of a National Day of Civ...
As a game designer, I am passionate about helping anyone getting started with making games themselves. And I especially believe that we need more girls of all ages to make new kinds of games that bring us together, trigger our imaginations in unique ways and even inspire us to change the world a little bit.
Is public perception hanging a "do not enter" sign for women in front of the technology industry?Does gender matter or does it not?
There's no doubt we have the students capable of achieving the heights of Spelman's students. Our challenge is increasing opportunities for more students, especially women and minorities, to study STEM fields. A national STEM fund would be a sound foundation for every state.
Maybe it's time for the Congress to put the A into STEM. Major provisions of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010--also known as the STEM...
From small victories like overcoming fears of eating plants like mint right out of the garden ("you can eat that, Miss? Oh my gosh, it tastes like gum!") to bigger changes affecting the eating habits of whole families, our school garden is slowly changing the way students think about their food.