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,…

How to Build an Equitable Learning Community in your Science Classroom

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Photo: STEM Teaching Tools By: Deb Morrison & Phillip Bell What Is The Issue? Equitable classroom communities foster trusting and caring relationships. They make cultural norms explicit in order to reduce the risk of social injuries associated with learning together. Teachers are responsible for disrupting problematic practices and developing science…

STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss

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WATCH: Videos From the 2018 STEM Solutions Workforce of Tomorrow Conference

Missed the conference? Catch up with the videos of the opening keynote speeches. BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT leaders, scientists, technology experts, nonprofit executives and educators convened in Washington, D.C., April 4-6 to discuss the challenges of retaining and retraining workers and preparing students for the so-called new collar economy. Most of that…

Cars Get Students ‘On Track’ for STEM Careers

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  OnTrack program teaches Kentucky students about the technology of Corvettes and other sports cars. BY DON SERGENT, BOWLING Green Daily News BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — It wasn’t the 110-octane fuel or the race car suspension that captured the attention of sixth-grader Finn Alcott at Bowling Green Junior High School. Sure,…