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Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

I have been attending this Maker Faire for years. It is amazing to see how popular the event has become, drawing over 100,000 this year. But, I saw little of the ethnic diversity that we celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area. African-American and Hispanic families were few and far between.

False Choice Fuels Global Debate Over Liberal Arts Education

John Oxtoby | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
John Oxtoby

Encouraging more STEM training, as called for by President Obama, is a worthy goal. But graduates should also build a capacity for problem solving and critical thinking by way of a broad-based, liberal arts curriculum.

Cutting Back on Liberal Arts and Sciences in Canada Harms Its Economy

Don Tapscott | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Don Tapscott

Yes we need "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates. But what we really need is "STEAM" adding in an A for Arts.

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

Donna Randall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Donna Randall

If the United States seeks to remain competitive in a global economy, it is essential that colleges and universities graduate more students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Give Children a Voice and You Will Be Amazed

Chuck Cadle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Chuck Cadle

When students are challenged with fun and engaging projects, they amaze us with their ingenuity and perseverance.

For Cities to Compete, They Need to Play

Darell Hammond | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

In order to attract and retain the businesses, jobs and residents who breathe energy and enterprise into their neighborhoods, they first need to foster family-friendly, kid-friendly environments that promote play everywhere, while addressing the needs of underserved communities.

When Did We Let Princess Become a Bad Word?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

If I remember correctly, most of those princess stories have the ladies facing down evil, running through forests and climbing towers -- and they manage to do it all in a dress.

Story Time From Space

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Bennett

There's lots of great science going on on the International Space Station, involving not only professional scientists but tens of thousands of students who have participated in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. And now there's another way for kids, parents, and teachers to be a part of the human adventure of space exploration: Story Time From Space.

Social Math: Why Learning Math Involves More Than Writing Numbers

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Robert Sun

Our education system seeks fluency in the language of math, yet it does not encourage students to use it in a social way, producing many who are anxious about math.

We Have to Get Serious About Creativity and Problem Solving

Vince Bertram | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

We must invest all the resources and energy we can into creating an educational culture that values not only excellence in math and science, but excellence in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Fueling the Engines for Mars -- and Beyond

Evan Ryan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Evan Ryan

"What is the atmosphere of Mars mostly composed of?" asked Lyle Tavernier, a ‎NASA Digital Learning Network Coordinator. "Mostly carbon dioxi...

Macrina Cooper-White

Bill Nye On The Most Remarkable Thing About The Universe | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science

Ever wonder how Bill Nye became "The Science Guy?" Or why he debated that creationist? Or what he thinks is the most amazing thing about the universe?...

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Are You Wrong About Our World? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

From a crimson sunset to a baby's wobbly first steps to the empty splendor of deep space, our universe is full of awe-inspiring phenomena -- and scien...

Rebecca Klein

Sexism Is Alive And Well In High School Science Classes, Study Says | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents

Both male and female high school science teachers are biased against female students in the classroom and often see male students as more naturally sk...

Her Solution for Getting More Girls Interested in STEM

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only after recently learning that her childhood experience is more atypical than typical, Flynn decided to do something to share her STEM passion with young girls.

3 Technologies Bolstering STEM Learning

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

According to the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) Coalition, there are 26 million STEM jobs in the U.S., comprising 20 percent of all j...

Why STEM Matters

Crystal Lee | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Crystal Lee

As Miss California, I have one year to use the crown to promote my platform, and so far I've spent the last eight months of my reign visiting schools, holding workshops, and tutoring girls in the STEM fields.

5 Reasons Why Girls (and Boys) Should Consider a Career in IT

Monique Morrow | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Monique Morrow

Having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, and been the only female in the room on many occasions, I can say with some certainty that we haven't yet resolved the challenge of attracting an equal balance of men and women into the industry.

What Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean for the Future of American Education

Avi Yashchin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

They're called "innovation institutes," but if President Obama's manufacturing hubs materialize as proposed, the real need for innovation will be in the education system.

Creating a "Light Bulb" Moment with a Pig's Lung

Sarah Rabiner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Rabiner

Being able to see and feel real lungs helped make the harmful effects of smoking tangible to students. Rather than being told that smoking "is bad for you," students could truly conceptualize what habitual smoking can do to the body. The level of engagement and excitement in this middle school classroom was astonishing.

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

These Books Are Hazardous to Your Child's Future

Linda Rosen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Linda Rosen

Get a load of these pages from two companion sticker books, one for young boys and the other for young girls.

5 To-Dos for Women Graduating in STEM

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Elizabeth Golluscio

There are so many great challenges and opportunities in our global, hyper-connected economy. The world's your oyster, but the world desperately needs you to be true to yourself, most especially you women who love innovation and technology.

USA Science and Engineering Festival: Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Children

Bernard A. Harris, Jr. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Science
Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

My curiosity for science began early in life with my passion for space. I was 13 years old during the first lunar landing. Seeing human beings on another celestial body opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of technology.