Summer Mixed the Future of STEM with Blasts from the Past

Snoopy and friends made a long-awaited return to their old NASA home this summer, among other interesting developments in STEM education, some retro and others very now, indeed.

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Helping Tomorrow’s Workforce through Tough Times

Automation, artificial intelligence, and innovation in general promise to shape the “workforce of tomorrow” in unpredictable ways. It won’t necessarily be pretty, but STEM Solutions attendees saw both reasons for optimism and opportunities ahead for rewarding, plentiful work.

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Opening Up the Black Box of "Career Readiness"

“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?

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Cybersecurity Education Is Quickly Coming of Age

Cybersecurity education is fast becoming both necessary and popular. Right now, it’s more common in afterschool programs than formal K-12 education. But that will and should be changing.

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Access and Diversity Occupy Attention at STEM Solutions Meeting

Questions about access to STEM education and how to connect it to students’ existing interests dominated discussions at this year’s always-interesting U.S. News STEM Solutions meeting.

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As Engineering Grows in K-12, Who Will Teach It?

All the complicated questions about K-12 engineering can boil down this: Who will be there to teach it? Find out how current and future teachers get trained in engineering and who’s doing it.

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The Heart of the Matter: How to Inspire Future Engineers

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.

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Round-Up: Holiday Fun, a Mixed ESSA Bag, and Perhaps a Reprieve from the Robots

A dash of engineering for the holidays, an education law with something for everyone, and the hair dryer that fried IBM.

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