Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

15 septembre 2019

Universities team up to boost minorities in STEM academia

eCampus NewsRice University, Texas Southern University (TSU) and the University of Houston (UH) have won a multimillion-dollar grant to help increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing academic careers in engineering and science. More...

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1 in 5 College Students Take Redundant Math

HomeBy Paul Fain. Roughly 20 percent of college students took a math course they had already completed in high school even though their K-12 assessments suggested they could take a higher-level course, according to a new study published by The Journal of Higher Education. More...

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Study: 'Nudging' Helps STEM Students at 2-Year Colleges

HomeBy Madeline St. Amour. A behavioral "nudging" campaign at four community colleges improved student persistence rates, according to the report "Nudging to STEM Success" released Tuesday by Jobs For the Future, a nonprofit group, and the technology company Persistence Plus. More...

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14 septembre 2019

HBCUs Press Congress to Extend Funding

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. With deadline fast approaching for lawmakers, historically black colleges face a loss of $85 million in annual funding for STEM education. More...

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07 septembre 2019

Fears for Britain’s standing in world of science as students shun chemistry degrees

The GuardianNumbers of UK students applying to study chemistry at university have plunged by more than 20% over the past three years, new figures show. More...

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31 août 2019

STEM – Education for the global economy (AUR 61 02)

Science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) are skills our students and we are all supposed to have to succeed in the global economy. This has been the mantra for quite some time. Gerald Coles’ Miseducating for the Global Economy takes a critical look at what we are told by people who hardly ever enter a classroom but are called educational experts or educational policy makers, and politicians, the corporate media, and state officials. More...

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26 août 2019

Saving humanities from the STEM promised land

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Education and labour policy makers, tech-believers and business followers should realise that for a graduate ‘entering the job market’ is not about one’s first job. On the contrary, it is preparing to manage a very extensive career, holding several occupations and even different professions (with diverse contract typologies and affiliations) throughout one’s life – a much longer life than for previous generations. More...

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Learning Engineering: A Caliper Example

The term "learning engineering" was first used by Nobel laureate and Carnegie Mellon University polymath Herbert Simon in 1966. It has been around for quite a while. But it is a term whose time as finally has come and, as such, we are seeing the usual academic turf wars over its meaning and value. More...

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25 août 2019

Mathematics initiative targets college readiness

eCampus NewsTargeting the time from late high school to junior year of college could help improve students' math performance. More...

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Female students outnumber males in A-level science entries

The GuardianEfforts to improve girls’ take-up of Stem subjects bear fruit, but weaker English exam results drag down UK average. More...

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