How UAlbany plans to grow cybersecurity opportunities with federal grants (Albany Business Review)

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How UAlbany plans to grow cybersecurity opportunities with federal grants (Albany Business Review)  Sanjay Goel, a business professor at the University at Albany, has received funding to support cybersecurity education, partnerships and job growth in the area. Goel received one grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for $197,000 for the next 15 months and another from the …


Women putting work first ‘still held back in STEM careers’ (Times Higher Education)

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Women putting work first ‘still held back in STEM careers’ (Times Higher Education) “Women have a harder time being perceived as likeable if they are non-normative, such as not wanting to be mothers or wives,” said Sharon Sassler. “They may have been perceived by employers as not a ‘good fit’ for the team, or a troublemaker.” Professor Sassler, who works …


4 LA colleges get $6M grants to support Latinos in STEM (KPCC)

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4 LA colleges get $6M grants to support Latinos in STEM (KPCC) (Southern California Public Radio) Four Los Angeles community colleges have received multimillion-dollar grants from the federal government to support Latino students looking for STEM careers. The five-year $6 million grants from the U.S. Department of Education go to Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles …


How a Background in STEM Can Drive Women to the Top (Fortune)

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The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for, “Why is a background in STEM important for shaping female leaders?” is written by Tracey Massey, president of Mars Chocolate North America. Not only am I asked all of the time about what it’s like to …


Region 12 officials OK smaller, cheaper Ag-STEM proposal (The Greater New Milford Spectrum)

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The Region 12 school board has approved a lower cost estimate and smaller construction plan for the school’s proposed Agriscience STEM academy. The project will cost less than originally estimated, so it won’t need to go back to referendum, officials have said. The Board of Education now estimates construction will cost $29.9 million, down from the original $39.5 million. To ...

California students outpace U.S. average in pursuit of STEM study and careers (EdSource)

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A new report from ACT, the Iowa-based college admissions testing company, has mixed results for California, showing that the state’s 2016 high school graduates had greater interest in pursuing STEM-related college majors or career opportunities than the national average but minimal interest in teaching the subjects. The ACT report, “The Condition of STEM 2016,” found that 53 percent of graduates ...

5 Great Tech And Engineering Internships For 2017 (Forbes)

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If you are in search of a fantastic internship in the tech and engineering world, you may want to look into what’s on offer from companies like Boeing. The aerospace giant is planning to take on many new interns in categories like IT and engineering and business, in the United States and abroad. The organization’s program, among others, was listed ...

These Companies Are Vacuuming Up Everybody Else’s Tech Talent (Fast Company)

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Want to know just how much or how well a given company is innovating? Take a look at the talent it attracts—or loses. These days, acquiring and hanging onto top-notch tech talent isn't easy. Plenty of companies are fooling themselves that they're keeping their digital skills current simply by changing job titles and adding roles that include the term "digital." ...

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick (Mind/Shift)

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Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping the conceptual underpinnings of this complicated topic, resorting to “tricks” that will help them learn the procedures of adding or multiplying instead. This is particularly troubling because studies have shown that students’ knowledge of sixth grade fractions is ...

Why Rensselaer’s engineering dean wants to keep growing women’s enrollment (Albany Business Review)

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has more than 1,000 women enrolled in its undergraduate engineering programs for the first time in the school's history. These women represent about 30 percent of the student body in engineering at the nationally ranked technological research university in Troy, New York. Nationally, the average percentage of women enrolled in colleges' engineering programs is about 21 percent. ...

Local program introduces young girls to STEM career [VIDEO] (KPNX)

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For more than a decade, Maricopa County community colleges have partnered with Intel to teach girls about [STEM]. Gabriella Gonzalez, a first generation Mexican-American, grew up in a household with "tradition." "Diseña tu futuro," ('design your future') was put together to eliminate those taboos we grow up with because of our culture. "If we look at statistics among college graduates, ...

Are the best students really that advanced? (Science Magazine)

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But there’s more to the TIMSS than simply the scores of 550,000 fourth and eighth graders from more than 40 countries who took the test, the sixth installment of a program begun in 1995. For the first time, the TIMSS also tracked the progress of the same cohort of students by administering a third test in their last year of ...

These are the world’s best students in science and math, by the numbers (Quartz)

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Kids around the world were subjected to yet another math and science test, and once again, a handful of Asian countries crushed the rest of the world. Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Japan continued to dominate the rankings for Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a set of math and science tests given every four years ...

Abdi Latif Dahir: African scientists are fostering a new R&D culture to reverse the continent’s brain drain (Quartz)

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When it comes to scientific research and innovation, Africa is a global laggard. The continent contributes a paltry 1% of the world’s research output, a far cry from its position as the world’s second most populated continent. Much of this problem is compounded by low-quality educational curricula, not to mention global funding that is skewed towards health and agricultural development ...

Cyber college for wannabe codebreakers planned at UK’s iconic Bletchley Park (Ars Technica)

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Bletchley Park—the home of codebreakers whose pioneering work helped Britain and its allies win the Second World War—could be the site for a College of National Security, with plans for it to open in 2018. The new sixth-form boarding school will, we're told, be run by a private non-profit consortium of tech firms, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs, with rumoured input ...

Purdue gift guide promotes STEM education (WLFI)

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Holiday shopping for children can become a dilemma. “With so many options, I wanted to be able to choose something that had some educational value, something that would last beyond just a single session of play” said Monica Cardella, the director of Purdue’s INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering. Cardella said the trouble finding toys that teach STEM fueled the ...

Betters gives $100K to CCBC training program (Pittsburgh Business Times)

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The Community College of Beaver County has received a $100,000 donation from Beaver County developer Chuck Betters to buy equipment that will be used to train would-be workers for the ethane cracker plant planned by Shell Chemicals. CCBC said the donation by Betters, CEO of CJ Betters Enterprises Inc., will help the Process Technology program. The college said simulation software, ...

Augmented reality advances the learning especially in informal science education context (PHYS.org)

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The aim of this research project was to analyse learning using Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning context. The 146 participants were 12-year old Finnish pupils visiting a science centre exhibition. The results showed that AR-technology experience was beneficial especially for the pupils, who otherwise belong to the lowest ...

Magee students get a closer, portable view of science (Corpus Christi Caller Times)

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Once students began opting to trade in precious recess time for more time in the classroom, Teri Gonzalez knew the school's investment had paid off. "If it helps them to begin nurturing that love for science, I'm willing to allow them more time to learn," the fifth-grade teacher at Magee Elementary School said. The investment comes in the form of ...

Christina Wallace: The Limit Does Not Exist: Meet An Educator Transforming STEM To STEAM (Forbes)

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Episode 21 of The Limit Does Not Exist may just be my favorite one yet: Cate Scott Campbell and I sit down with my my high school physics teacher, Taoufik Nadji, and get him to spill all of his secrets from teaching math and science at Interlochen Arts Academy. It’s a boarding school for pre-professional musicians, actors, writers, visual artists, ...