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…

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…

UNO College of IS&T Cybersecurity Program

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What is Cybersecurity? Would you like to be a part of helping secure our nation’s information technology (IT) infrastructure? If so, the study of Cybersecurity will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Today more than ever emerges a strong need for professionals interested in finding ways to make…

Coding Classrooms from Bricklayer

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Photo: Bricklayer Bricklayer has been used in over 80 schools, across 8 school districts, in the Omaha metro area. They provide free teacher training to all teachers because they believe that, empowered teachers empower students! As one of their Bricklayer Instructors, Shanna Mathia, so aptly stated, “Watching students engage so…

Bridging the STEM Skills Gap Involves Both Education and Industry Commitments

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Photo: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES The workforce of tomorrow requires a strong STEM foundation today. INSIDE SUBARU OF Indiana Automotive, students gather around a scaled-down version of the robotic arms the industry uses to make cars. They watch as it sorts colored blocks on a miniaturized production line, occasionally glancing at the nearby…

Spotlight on STEM Education

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The past few years have seen educators, administrators, and curriculum planners working to get students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. As the job market for these subjects grows, so too does the interest in preparing K-12 students to study them at a higher level. John Dichiara,…