Tax reform is just one of various forces at the federal level acting to confuse or undermine STEM education. From elementary school to graduate school, students and educators could soon pay (a lot) more to learn and teach. In response, STEM professionals and educators are starting to get more politically active.
“Career readiness” means many different things to many different people. From career and technical education to 21st-century skills, a framework that fits for all students is hard to find. Could engineering in K-12 be a linchpin to the solution?
Can Hip Hop really work as a pathway into STEM learning? GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Columbia University professor Chris Emdin say yes. And they've got Science Genius in place, the program to prove it.
The announcement of a $200 million STEM education initiative comes with more questions than answers. With education spending in general the target of big cuts, what does this program tell us about White House priorities and prospects for spending on schools?
A round-up of springtime STEM events, including the March for Science, highlights many reasons how this could be a season of change and new beginnings for STEM-interested learners and practitioners of all ages.
Engineering can be a great career for almost any kind of student. The updated Start Engineering Career Guide shows how, with new features on the cool things engineers can do and the most-recent information on degree programs, salaries, and career prospects.
Billions of people live without clean water, adequate shelter, or reliable sanitation. Implementing appropriate development solutions cuts across many different fields, but humanitarian engineering is often the first step in meeting people’s needs for basic, durable infrastructure.
Engineering organizations across the country are gearing up Engineers Week, February 19-25. Improving public understanding of the field is an ongoing challenge; we've got publications that can help, great for all age groups.
Toys don't need buttons or batteries to build engineering and technology skills. These low-tech, easy-to-use toys teach and delight by letting kids explore and imagine their way to creations and inventions of their very own.
Liz Parry's K-12 engineering story has gone all the way to the Oval Office. In her vision of things, yes, engineering promotes students' learning and achievement. It can also help them become more engaged, informed citizens.
Take a look at The Career Gadget, a new website that can connect students to the STEM field that's right for them. It offers hundreds of videos featuring STEM professionals, rich informational resources, and materials in English, Spanish, and French.
Engineering can seem like the Tin Man of professions, eminently useful but lacking heart. Here's a rich, fun talk with Dave Goldberg, of "A Whole New Engineer" fame, about how to show students the engaging, inspiring possibilities of the field.
U.S women continue to stay away from engineering in droves. Arab women are flocking to the field in ever-greater numbers. What can we learn from the Middle East about closing the gender gap in engineering?
The rise of STEM education owes much to advocacy work done in Washington and across the country. Patti Curtis, Director of the Washington Office of the National Center for Technological Literacy, has been front and center in this effort for more than 15 years. Here's what she knows now.
Inspire kids about future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
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Inspire kids of all ages about future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), with our colorful and creative books, cards and more. The goal of Start-Engineering is to inspire and engage children from elementary school through high school about engineering. Through the use of poetry and whimsical and fun illustrations, our children’s books, magazines, flashcards, and posters aim to create an environment where children can learn about the crucial role engineering plays in their lives.
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