While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.
I can speak from experience when I say that, in the ICT sector, opportunities abound for collaboration, a deeper connection to community and a strong sense of having a very real impact on your world.
The urge to act on the SAT though has come after being outscored in popularity by a rival test, the ACT.
In 2009, Startup Weekend held its first "Women's Edition" event alongside Women 2.0 in San Francisco. The event proved to be a success, yielding 19 strong startup teams.
Hey, big news: For the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend?
President Obama recently set off a hubbub in the humanities when he visited the GE Energy Waukesha Gas Engines Facility in Wisconsin, touting his ideas for accelerating economic growth, while at the same time taking a modest poke at art historians.
While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.
As the demographics in the United States evolve, we as educators must work to increase the number of minority students in these disciplines, disciplines where they remain under represented.
There are a lot of inspiring women going into this field, and you can be one of them.
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Most adults seem to have an instinctive aversion to mathematics. Yes I know the excuses: Bad genes, no natural aptitude, it's boring. But when federal agencies suppress their mathematical competencies in order to support STEM education you have to start worrying!
The thing that bothers me is that the media just keeps talking about how we need more women who can code, how we need more developers who are women. Why are we just focusing on those jobs?
I don't know if being a CEO or doing something so fantastic in my 20s would be a good thing for my long-term goals. Don't let these lists and the media tell you what success is for your 20s -- or any time in your life.
Income inequality is in the news these days, and for good reason. One big reason for the divide: gaps in educational attainment often widen gaps in wealth. The fate of African Americans and Latinos in engineering offers a case in point.
Many toys, some classic and some new, can help girls develop an interest in STEM early on. Although my daughter has been known to play with them wearing pink from head-to-toe and sometimes in a tutu, they do not pander to the belief that our girls will only play with toys in pink, pastels, or that feature princesses.