Whether seeking to prepare for Advanced Placement® Biology exams or take engineering math, high school students now can access 27 free online courses from the MIT-Harvard edX consortium designed to help boost their chance of college STEM success.
Ever wonder who sets STEM education policy – or yearn to influence it? Apply to become an Einstein Fellow and spend a year at the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, NOAA, or a congressional office.
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The January 2014 eGFI Teachers’ newsletter, “Olympic Engineering,” won one of just 100 Grand Awards in the APEX competition for publication excellence.
Can toys inspire more kids – especially girls – to become engineers? Purdue University mechanical engineering students think so, and they are designing and building high-tech educational toys that make science and engineering fun.
For years, America’s leaders have decried the poor showing of American students on international comparisons of math and science skills. But a new Department of Education report finds that many states outperform their global peers, including top STEM achiever Massachusetts.
Girls may excel at science and math, but the percentage of female STEM academics and professionals remains stubbornly low. Greenwich Academy in Connecticut hopes to close that gender gap by harnessing the power of social media to connect young women from member schools with alumnae who can serve as mentors and role models.
Are you the next Jane Foster? Marvel Comics has launched a contest to inspire more girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math like the fearless physician in the new Thor movie – and winners get to attend the Hollywood premiere.
Computer programming in kindergarten? Code writing is just one of several new skills England’s children would be taught, according to the final version of an overhauled national curriculum released on July 8.
On May 24, Rhode Island became the first state to approve the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Kentucky’s state board of education followed on June 5. Both are among the 26 states that helped develop the new academic standards, which include engineering design as a stand-alone strand.
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