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Using The Fibonacci Sequence To Help Children Understand Evolution and The World Around Them

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Omaha Stem Ecosystem is excited to share with everyone a free educational resource from @Scifri that we helped make a reality! The resource focuses on the evolution and the Fibonacci sequence by measuring x-rays of different organisms. Check out how our organisms are helping educate kids everywhere! Check out x-rays…

STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem (Education Week)

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Focusing early education efforts solely on STEM integration does students a disservice By: Gina Picha In 2012, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report calling for a national effort to produce 1 million more STEM graduates. Science, technology, engineering, and math educators have responded with…

It’s a Breeze to Teach Wind Energy with these STEM Resources (DOE)

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Want to be in the second fastest-growing job field in America? Then you’re going to be a wind turbine technician! Just last year, an additional 107,000 workers landed jobs at wind energy firms in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at…

How This Female Fortune 100 Executive Is Helping Women Advance In STEM Fields (Forbes)

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By Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Contributor At a time when women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), it is heartening to see women who rise to leadership positions and actively encourage and empower other women to advance. Nicola Palmer, the chief network engineering officer…

Urban Forestry In the Schoolyard: Trees and Student Performance

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Photo: PLOS Ecology Community By: Jeff Atkins Research into how nature impacts our well-being has shown that being outside makes us feel better. Images of nature alone have been shown to lift people’s mood. But is there any connection with how the natural environment affects students’ grades? Researchers Sivajanani Sivarajar, Sandy Smith,…

Math Matters: The Importance of Mathematics in Elementary School (BU)

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Photo: Boston University By Sam Richard, SED’19 As an elementary school teacher, I will soon be expected to teach a variety of school subjects from language arts and history to math and science. While my major is Elementary Education, I have always enjoyed math, and I am pursuing a minor…

Lecturing Not Effective In Teaching STEM Students

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Developing a science literate citizenry and a qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce depend heavily on the learning environments provided in STEM courses at the university level. Despite numerous efforts nationwide to train STEM faculty in the implementation of teaching practices that have a demonstrated effectiveness, the extent to which…

Go Inside a Wind Turbine

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From OPPD The Wire By Laura King-Homan A wind turbine sits in an open field, moving with the wind and generating electricity for customers who may live miles away. The use of renewable energy resources has grown in recent years at OPPD. The recent groundbreaking of the Sholes Wind Energy Center in northeast Nebraska…

SLE Workforce Data Snapshots

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STEM Learning Ecosystems economic data for STEM industries in Nebraska. Check out the link for a downloadable PDF of data sources. SLE workforce data snapshots   

Results of Removing Standardized Test Scores from College Admissions

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  Photo: Hampshire College ONE YEAR AFTER HAMPSHIRE’S DECISION TO STOP ACCEPTING SAT/ACT SCORES IN ADMISSIONS, WE ARE SEEING REMARKABLE RESULTS. By Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College You won’t find our college in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released this month. Last year Hampshire College decided not to…