Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:24am
The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget lays out a sweeping restructuring intended to consolidate STEM education in the U.S. into three agencies—the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution—and to cut down on the inefficiency of overlapping initiatives.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:28am
A recurring theme during will.i.am’s appearance at the 2013 Esri User Conference on Monday in San Diego was that the music star tries to take the form of a sponge when it comes to sharing his worldly knowledge and experiences with children from the neighborhood where he grew up.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 1:51pm
Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:22am
National education and tech leaders lauded the Obama administration’s efforts to open the science, technology, engineering and math fields to more students, but said the resource challenges in underfunded schools remain a major hurdle.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:46pm
"We're developing a school forest," explained art teacher Jim Bias, from Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View, Minn. This is one of 25 electives offered this year for Edgewood's new STEAM curriculum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:01pm
Inside IBM's sprawling campus, James Gould gazed at the water coursing through the device he and his colleagues had constructed from the tank of an old carpet cleaner, several clear plastic CD cases, cotton-like quilt batting and lots of duct tape.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:09pm
It isn’t just parents who should worry about kids who waste their time thumbing video games and text messages instead of doing their homework. America’s position as a world leader is at stake.
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 Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:49pm
In September, Glacier Hills Elementary School (Eagan, Minn.), a science magnet school, will open a new laboratory that combines science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The "STEAM room" will allow students to create objects using new tools, such as a 3D printer and laser etcher, when exploring scientific concepts.