Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:59pm
The Shelby County Board of Education is expanding its science and technology programs this year by offering Chelsea Middle School the same robotics course available at Oak Mountain Middle School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 2:17pm
Twelve middle-school science teachers from Riverside and San Bernardino counties (Calif.) spent three days earlier this week in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside to participate in a national pilot program requiring the use of a rich, web-based environment designed for teachers to reflect on their classroom practice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 11:57am
Gov. Robert Bentley visited Oak Mountain Middle School as between 300 and 400 instructors began two-week training in conjunction with the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:09pm
The Sonoma County (Calif.) branch of the American Association of University Women offers a unique experience to middle school girls: the Tech Treck, an opportunity to attend a mathematics and science convention at Stanford University tailored for young minds.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 2:09pm
The rankings evaluate 500 gold medal public schools from the 2013 Best High Schools rankings, using Advanced Placement STEM test data for 2011 graduates as the benchmark. Of those schools, 250 earned a numerical rank for their STEM achievement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:16am
As a senior scientist at the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Morris Aizenman was used to dealing with the complexities of astronomy, astrophysics, and earth sciences. But some of the most challenging questions he gets these days come from curious 7-year-olds. Aizenman has been volunteering in STEM classes at Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, Va.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:46pm
Located on the Northeast Ohio Medical University campus, the Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public high school, is bringing opportunity to rural students who may be interested in pursuing careers in science and medicine.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 9:22am
Four students in Maine had the chance to study shoreline organisms this past year thanks to a pilot program created by Vanderbilt University's Aspirnaut Program, which uses Skype to bring hands-on science experiments to rural classrooms in Arkansas, Maine, Montana, and Tennessee.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 11:33am
Recognizing that American K12 students have fallen behind foreign students in their grasp of scientific principles, educators have devised a new set of teaching guidelines that will radically change the way science is taught in classrooms across the United States—including recommendations that climate change and evolution be taught as core elements of scientific knowledge.