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July 29, 2015

Real-World Problem Solving in Designing an iPad Case (Video)

Steven Carpenter has his students experience the world of an engineer by giving them a real-world design problem: develop a new iPad case that meets the needs of teachers.

July 27, 2015

Gender Gaps at the Math Olympiad: Where Are the Girls?

Last week, a U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years. But the U.S. team, like many others in the competition, was all male.

July 15, 2015

Mathematics Education in India: Does It All Add Up?

How many times have you heard that the U.S. needs students who are good at math in order to produce more engineers and compete with those in India? Yet, math is for more than just engineering and India has a long way to go to provide quality math education for all.

July 13, 2015

Can 'Curious George' Teach Economics?

The Council for Economic Education will hold a session at its upcoming conference on "sneak-onomics"—how to use children's literature to teach economics: a Q&A with the presenter.

July 08, 2015

Will 'Girly' Tech Attract More Girls to Computer Programming?

A New York City startup hopes that programmable friendship bracelets will be a hit with young girls - and stoke their interest in coding and computer science.

July 07, 2015

Science and Math Teachers Earn $10,000 Awards From President Obama

President Obama named the newest winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching last week, adding over 100 educators to those who have previously won the honor.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

Rocket Explosion Means Loss of Outer Space Experiments For Ed. Nonprofit

When the SpaceX rocket exploded last month, education nonprofit Story Time from Space lost nine experiments meant to teach students scientific concepts.

July 06, 2015

National Science Foundation Offers Grants to Help STEM Teachers

The National Science Foundation is offering grants to help teachers gain exposure and improve STEM education.

June 30, 2015

The Candy Bar Effect: More Research Needed on STEM Programs' Impact

A lack of research on the combined effects of in- and out-of-school STEM learning is impeding efforts to understand what programs work for which students.

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