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October 15, 2014

University to Recruit Native Students to STEM Programs

In 2011, minority students, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, made up only 10 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs.

October 10, 2014

Report: STEM Education Lacking in Rural Areas

Rural students are less likely to have access to STEM programs to build interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

October 09, 2014

The Solution to Our Nation's STEM Problems? A Huggable, Talking Robot

The creators of a newly funded Kickstarter project, TROBO, want to offer children a toy that will also teach.

October 05, 2014

Why Turn to Interdisciplinary Learning?

Why we do something is key to understanding what it is we are doing. At the edges of interdisciplinary trans-disciplinary work, answers can be found.

September 24, 2014

Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.

September 16, 2014

Elementary Schools Use Extra Learning Time for STEM Education

With the Next Generation Science Standards being put into place, the Noyce Foundation and National Center on Time and Learning award grants to five expanded learning and expeditionary learning schools to enhance STEM education through partnerships with museums and local science organizations.

September 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Salesforce.com Invests $5M in San Francisco Schools

Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.

September 10, 2014

Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for New STEM Teachers, Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

August 21, 2014

Brain Study Gives a Peek at Move From Problem-Solving to Fact-Finding in Math

Brain activity moves from the center of executive function to a region associated with memory as children become math proficient, finds a new study.

August 11, 2014

Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science

When parents encourage their children to ask "why?." kids may be more interested in science later in life. How can schools engage students who didn't have that experience?

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