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Diversity Leads to Success in Higher Education

Linda Katehi | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Linda Katehi

When the White House proclaimed the third week in September "National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week," it articulated why we are working so hard at the University of California, Davis to secure that designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Common Core Kills Curiosity

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Acknowledging the myriad ways in which school districts can undermine curiosity and academic exploration by over-stressing test scores and technical training, one can emphasize the importance of structured explorations that can expand a child's imagination.

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Craig Newmark

Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.

Are Nasty Comments Like These Keeping Women Out Of Science?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

"It's death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And w...

The US Manufacturing Industry Is Growing; Here's How to Keep It Strong

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Keosha Varela

While China and other countries face challenges to their once-burgeoning manufacturing sector, all signs in the US are pointing to a growing industry now seen as a "rising star" in the world market.

Student Competitors Learn To Foil Cyber Attacks

Bernie Skoch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Bernie Skoch

How can we address a dire workforce need if students aren't inclined to prepare themselves for careers that are promising, rewarding and lucrative? How can we innovate? How can we draw them to those fields?

The Limited Edition Female Scientist

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Van Dellen

These sold-out limited edition Research Institute Legos have probably found their way to bright and high potential girls whose parents are positive STEM advocates in their education. What about the kids who don't have such strong advocates?

We Need More Women in Energy and STEM

Amy Francetic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Amy Francetic

Gender and ethnic diversity is fundamental to American competitiveness -- and without it, the U.S. may never see the full-scale clean energy revolution we so desperately need.

Grading Obama on Education Reform

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

When Obama assumed the presidency, a nasty set of problems confronted him in K-12 education. Given the nature and sheer number of challenges, his administration has done a great deal to foster positive change and progress.

IX Reasons STEM Needs Title IX: Lessons From Center Court

Janine Ingram | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Janine Ingram

In the same way Title IX completely changed the landscape for girls in sports -- it's time for a full-court press on Girls in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math. Past myths and stereotypes surrounding girls' participation in sports are still applied to STEM today.

Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Innovation -- the process of introducing new products, services, and processes to the marketplace -- is critical to economic competitiveness.

How Do You Develop a Scalable STEM Education Model That Nurtures Deep Learning?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

I was very intrigued by Alex Hernandez's post about scalable K-12 solutions and wanted to share some of our own hard won lessons in trying to build a scalable STEM education solution.

What Women in Engineering Are Saying in the South

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Levine

What does a discussion among women engineers sound like in U.S. Southeast? The South is not a region identified as a hub of STEM careers for women, but the massive influx of international manufacturers and their vendors has rapidly changed the landscape.

Taking the Skills Crisis Into Our Own Hands

Vince Bertram | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Vince Bertram

It is critical that we take America's skills crisis into our own hands. We have the opportunity to change course by engaging students in STEM learning and training the next generation workforce that America will rely on. Early adopters of this strategy are reaping the benefits.

A Labor Day Call for Equal Pay

Ann McElaney-Johnson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Ann McElaney-Johnson

Every year we celebrate Labor Day to recognize the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. And yet every year we fail to adequately recognize a vital segment of our workforce that has been a major part of that success story: Women.

Expert Tips on Getting Girls Into STEM

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

's no secret that girls lag behind boys when it comes to an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or that jobs relating to STEM disciplines are the fastest-growing segment of the US economy.

This MIT Grad Plans To Change The Lives Of Thousands Of Latina Girls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Luz Rivas graduated from MIT as one of the very few women of Hispanic descent, but now she’s taking the reins to provide other Latinas with experien...

Inspire Her To Change The World

Kim S. Keating | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Kim S. Keating

As we celebrate Women's Equality Day today, I ask you to think about how you can inspire a girl in your life to change the world through STEM.

Back to School and Winning the Future

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

It's back-to-school season, and here in Maryland our schools have already begun welcoming students back for the new academic year. Initial estimates show there's a good chance we'll reach a new record enrollment this year with more than 860,000 students filling our classrooms -- and we're ready for them.

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Felix W. Ortiz III

It's no secret there is an incredible middle-skills jobs gap right now, with not enough qualified workers to fill open positions in the U.S., especially in STEM fields, energy and manufacturing industries.

Invite-a-Scientist

Heather Heenehan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

In April I asked a group of sixth graders from Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, "Do I look like a scientist to you?" A young boy sitting in the corner of the room loudly answered, "Uh, yeah. Why not?"

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences.

The Public School Counterinsurgency Field Manual

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

Their means may not be military, but across this great land, insurgent extremists are at work attacking public institutions and undermining the citizenry's confidence in the same. Our public schools are on the front lines.

Geared Up For Robotics

Haley Hanson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Haley Hanson

There was no reason any child should feel that way, and no reason any child could not participate in robotics. This team inspired me to make robotics accessible to students with differing abilities.

Inspiring Girls to Be Tech Entrepreneurs

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Colleen DeBaise

Inside a conference room on the 36th floor of Rockefeller Center, a group of 17 high school girls are animatedly talking about their startup plans.