Are We Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges? New Study Suggests We Have Work to Do

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  From STEM Connector Statistics Show 80 Percent of High School Science Teachers Believe Agri-Science Is Important, but Only 22 Percent Teach It Bayer and National 4-H Council “Science Matters” Initiative Seeks to Boost Education and Interest in Agri-Science RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) | As the agriculture and STEM…

Breakthrough Challenge 2018 is Open for Submissions

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  Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual, global competition for students, designed to inspire creative thinking about science. Students, ages 13 to 18, from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit an original video, no more than 3 minutes in length, that brings to life a concept…

Apply for BODYMODELS

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BODYMODELS: Biomechanics to Offer Diverse Young Minds Opportunities to Develop, Explore, and Learn STEM BODYMODELS is an NSF-funded project that will provide professional development to elementary school teachers in the form of a summer three-week session, with six Saturday morning professional development meetings throughout the academic year. Participants will be…

This Mission-Driven Business Helps Millions Of Students Learn STEM Skills

Image: Project Lead the Way CEO, Vince Bertram By: Devin Thorpe, Contributor Vince Bertram, 50, CEO of Project Lead the Way, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides STEM education, curriculum and training to schools, districts and teachers for millions of students across the country, says operating as a mission-driven business is key…

An Innovative Approach to Bring Comfort and Relaxation into the Classroom

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Image: (JOHN P. CLEARY/THE HERALD-BULLETIN/AP) Makeover Propels Math Classroom Into the Future ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Working on an absolute maximum problem, Anderson High School junior Jai Jackson writes 4x-7=0 on the dry-erase table as seniors Siraj Elbey and Marissa Merritt wait. Welcome to the classroom of the future, where students can work…

This Startup is Looking to Address the College Dropout Rate

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Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh20W2uXHCc Nearly half of all US college students drop out. This startup wants to fix that Last October, Bill Gates weighed-in on America’s alarmingly high college drop-out rate in a video he posted on his blog: “The U.S. has the highest college dropout rate. We’re number one in terms of the…

Lauritzen Gardens Offering a Part-Time Educator Position

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Image:  Lauritzen Gardens Garden Educator Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center, is a growing public garden located on a 100-acre site overlooking the Missouri River Valley. Visit www.lauritzengardens.org for more information about the indoor and outdoor displays.  Lauritzen Gardens offers exciting opportunities for people to be closely involved with the challenges…

Underwater Robotics Curriculum

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Image: waterbotics.org WaterBotics, from the Stevens Institute of Technology, is an innovative, underwater robotics curriculum that can be used in traditional classroom settings or in afterschool and summer camp programs. Using the curriculum, teams of students work together to design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots made of LEGO and other components. Students…

Game to Develop Understanding of Calculus Concepts

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Image: triseum.com Created by the game developer Triseum, which grew out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, the learning game Variant: Limits is designed to assist high school and college students with the intuitive understanding of calculus concepts, which they must apply to save a planet from powerful geomagnetic storms. The game features an immersive 3D…

What It’s Like to Go to Space Camp—as an Adult

Image: Natioanal Geographic The debut of NASA’s Adult Space Academy means you’re one small step closer to achieving your space-travel dreams. There’s only one place in the solar system where you can wear a flight suit, experience weightlessness, and work on rockets, all without entering orbit: Space Camp. And, until recently,…