STEM

Navy Invests in Chicago Schools Science, Tech Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling in the Navy — literally — to give Chicago Public School students the expertise they need to qualify for technology jobs. The Department of the Navy has disclosed plans to make a five-year, $2 million investment in students at Chicago’s Rickover Naval Academy and at five schools specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM.

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Study: Girls Losing Ground in STEM Education Opportunities

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency. The report, which originated at the University of Sydney, saw an almost ten percent jump in girls declining from studying a form of math from 2001 to 2011, the website Phys.org learned. Additionally, only 13.8 percent of girls took a math or science subject for higher school certification in 2011.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013

Denver, Colo.

National Science Teachers Association 2013 National Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

Should STEM Become STEAM?

STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, education has been a major component to 21st-century learning in K12, but some say the acronym needs to be more inclusive. Several groups created by educators have emerged to support the push for the addition of an “A” to STEM, for STEAM, to represent the disciplines of art.

STEM Award

Mary T. Barra, General Motors’ senior vice president of global product development and an active supporter of STEM, will be the first woman to receive the 2013 Industry Leadership Award from the SAE Foundation, a global charity supporting STEM learning.

Many High Schoolers Giving Up on STEM

High school students aren't sticking with STEM. Even though the number of jobs in science and engineering is expected to surge in the years to come, close to 60 percent of the nation's students who begin high school interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, change their minds by graduation.

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STEM Program Certification Awarded by Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification to the Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

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Funding STEM with Online Donations

Due to a lack of adequate school funding, teachers nationwide spend an average of $350 of their own money each year to pay for basic classroom materials, totaling $1.3 billion annually. Fuel Your School is dedicated to helping end that practice, at least for science.

Mass. Sen. Brownsberger Talks Education Innovation

Since arriving in the legislature, I have been working to expand the use of online technology in public schools. Thanks especially to the able leadership of two successive chairs of the Education Committee, Rep. Marty Walz and Rep. Alice Peisch, I can now report an important step forward.

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