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As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Can 'Ghosts' Protect Military From Harm?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/25/2013 09:47 AM EST on LiveScience Ghostly illusions could one day help disguise military...

WATCH: USF's Tesla Coil Plays Super Mario Bros. Theme

Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

If you thought your electro music was something special, take a look at what this 10-foot, dual-resonant solid-state Tesla coil can do. Yes, it's the ...

Don't Ground Innovation Along With Dreamliner

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Innovation has been a popular business buzzword in recent years, and for good reason: It's critical to remaining competitive.

Beyond College and Career Ready: Students, Career Interests and Jobs

Edie Fraser | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Edie Fraser

How do we propel one million students through the STEM pipeline and into the over eight million STEM jobs that will be available by 2018?

Girls In STEM: 2013 Mentorship Resources And Updates

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Brittany Binowski

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 affectin...

When Real Life and Classroom Theory Collide -- You're Ready for Work

Christopher Dutton, VMD | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Christopher Dutton, VMD

Mark my words; we won't all be going to school via a computer. The flat screen in front of you is too one dimensional to make information sticky.

Solving Global Mental Health Challenges With a Cell Phone

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Muhammad H. Zaman

There is no question that mobile phones have transformed the way we live, but it is the ability to use the same phone call for the global good, that is the most inspirational part.

Creating, Tinkering, Inventing and Imagining Our Way to the Top

Dori Roberts | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Dori Roberts

If you were to peek into a preschool classroom, you'd find kids whose hands would be busy and whose minds would be racing with different creative possibilities: A rollercoaster using foam pipe insulation! A rocket from a plastic water bottle! These kids are engineers. Most just don't know it.

MESA Girls Take Action in the Mobile App White House Challenge

Zuliesuivie Ball | Posted 03.20.2013 | Teen
Zuliesuivie Ball

Whether it be in the engineering and science field or not, I encourage all young ladies to explore different opportunities and professions.

Thinking About the Future in the Present

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 03.19.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

I could be a chemical, aerospace, biomedical or computer engineer, but I ended up most interested in architecture. Architecture interests me because it is a mixture of physics, design and creativity.

What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In STEM?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Brittany Binowski

As we venture together into what it means to be a girl interested in the STEM fields, we wanted to know, straight from the students, what they look for in a mentor, so we asked them, "What does it mean to be a woman in STEM?" and they sent back some very smart and insightful answers.

Scientist Sees Global Warming Solution Erupting from Geo-Engineered Volcanoes

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
AlaskaDispatch.com

A Harvard expert has come up with an idea that could revive the Ice Age in a snap and end global warming. It's just one of a handful of "geo-engineeri...

Engineering Education in a Not-Too-Distant Day

David Goldberg | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
David Goldberg

The year is 2023, and engineering has become the education of choice for an increasing number of college-bound high school seniors.

Poland Attracts U.S. Tech Giants As Its Universities Turn Out Engineering Grads

| Tom Marshall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. WARSAW, Poland — Foreign companies flock to invest. Its balance sheet is the envy of Eur...

Aiming For Failure

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease -- a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. In order to change the system, to help the "square peg" kids, our national conversation needs to be turned towards failure.

Long, Lonely, Liminal

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

I don't know where I first saw the photographs. I don't remember if it was in a book, or a magazine, or maybe even online. I'm pretty sure I saw the s...

From Consumption to Creation: A New Way to Think About Ownership in Engineering Education

Mark Somerville | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education
Mark Somerville

If we're going to re-frame engineering education as creation rather than consumption, we need to address a deep framing issue: how the student and the instructor think about education itself.

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

Why Female Scientists Are a Rarity

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

Growing up, we loved science class. We brewed steaming potions by mixing chemicals; created ice cream by shaking salt, ice and sugar; and crafted volcanoes made out of clay. Somewhere along the line, however, our interest in pursuing the sciences disappeared.

LOOK: Hilarious And Sad Engineering Memes

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

Engineering is popularly known as one of the most difficult majors around. Grading is notoriously harsh and problem sets are endless. So it's no wonde...

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?

Affordable Health Care, Everywhere

XPRIZE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Health News
XPRIZE

By Karen Field Karen Field is Senior Vice President of Content at UBM Electronics. Over the last 50 years, engineers have made great strides in the d...

Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Shai Reshef

Let Ada inspire many more modern-day "Enchantress of Numbers" to come to light.

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.