• Flipping with Short Lab Videos Can Help Students Learn in Science Courses

    Flipping a science course, by having students watch videos first to learn basic concepts and step-by-step procedures for doing lab work, can improve the outcomes. That's the finding of an experiment run at DeSales and Clemson Universities in a research project sponsored by a journal publisher that produces such videos. The project was undertaken by TERC, a nonprofit STEM education research and development organization, on behalf of the Journal of Visualized Experiments. 01/31/2018 Read More

  • STEM Students Create Health-Related Products in 20-Hour 'Inventathon'

    In a recent "inventathon" that took place at the Houston Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center, hundreds of students competed to design and create health-related products. After 20 hours of effort, a team of four middle and high schoolers swept the competition (and won $500) with their invention: the AquaWheel, a 3D-printed device that uses the rolling motion of a wheel to power an internal UV light to purify water. The idea was to help people in developing countries who have to walk many miles to get water for drinking and cooking. 01/29/2018 Read More

  • Study: Personalized Text Messages Boost STEM Student Persistence

    In a randomized trial this past summer, community college students in STEM fields who received personalized text message "nudges" to keep them on track stayed in school at a rate 10 percentage points higher than those who did not receive nudges. The study, a joint effort by Jobs for the Future and Persistence Plus, followed about 2,000 students at four U.S. community colleges to gauge the impact of text message communications on college completion and student success. 01/29/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 29, 2018)

    The deadline for the Gates Foundation's Networks for School Improvement grant is just weeks away. Upcoming events include T.C.E.A. 2018 and the CUE 2018 National Conference. 01/29/2018 Read More

  • Video Showcase Highlights STEM Research Projects

    Video Showcase Highlights STEM Research Projects

    The Stem for All Video Showcase is inviting those engaged in federally funded projects that are focused on improving science, technology, engineering, math and computer science to submit short videos profiling their projects and then hang out online, discussing their projects with others, including teachers and the general public. 01/26/2018 Read More

  • $1 Million DoD Grant to Improve Math Achievement, STEM Career Readiness

    $1 Million DoD Grant to Improve Math Achievement, STEM Career Readiness

    Much of the funding will go toward professional development, interventionists and counselors, to help students look ahead toward their careers, as well as summer STEM programs. 01/24/2018 Read More

  • SAM Labs Introduces 3 New STEAM Kits for Classroom Use

    SAM Labs Introduces 3 New STEAM Kits for Classroom Use

    SAM Labs is launching three new STEAM kits designed to encourage student interest in coding and computer science. 01/24/2018 Read More

  • 2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

    2018 to See More Emergency Hiring to Cover STEM Teacher Gap

    According to 100Kin10, the "highest-leverage root causes" for the current STEM teacher shortage are linked to school culture and, in particular, to the culture of professional development, collaboration and accountability. According to a teacher survey, 69 percent of respondents said their principals give "little to no time for them to collaborate and learn from other STEM teachers in their school or district." 01/22/2018 Read More

  • After-School STEM Program Gets $3.9 Million Boost

    After-School STEM Program Gets $3.9 Million Boost

    United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley has won a five-year $3.9 million grant from the United States Department of Education for a city-wide after-school STEM initiative, dubbed BoSTEM. 01/22/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 22, 2018)

    The deadline for the Gates Foundation's Networks for School Improvement grant is just weeks away. F.E.T.C and B.E.T.T. are taking place this week. Upcoming events include T.C.E.A. 2018 and the CUE 2018 National Conference. 01/22/2018 Read More

  • Chicago Schools and Colleges to Deliver Coding Ed to 500K Students

    The city of Chicago wants to introduce its students to coding by expanding its use of Apple's "Everyone Can Code" program in K-12 and community colleges. 01/19/2018 Read More

  • STEM Majors More Likely to Be Confident About Job Prospects

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