24 novembre 2014

What do uni engineering departments need most? People in overalls

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anonymous teacher. Preoccupied with research and snobbish about industrialists in overalls, university departments no longer recognise their responsibility to produce the next generation of engineers. More...

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12 novembre 2014

Are STEM mentors really helping students?

eCampus NewsBy . Growing institutional pressures on faculty time may be causing STEM graduate students to complete programs without accurate assessments of their skills. More...

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STEM’s international college appeal

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The American higher education system still holds a global appeal, attracting nearly 1 million international students as of July, and more than one-third of these students are traveling stateside to study STEM fields. That’s according to the latest quarterly report from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, “SEVIS by the Numbers.” More...

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11 novembre 2014

Teenagers turned off 'difficult' subjects such as science

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . A new campaign – Your Life – is launched to promote the benefits of studying subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths to a high standard. Read more...

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04 novembre 2014

IT ranks 1st in study of the top 50 STEM majors

eCampus NewsRanking #1 for employment opportunities nationally, and in the top ten for program availability, Information Technology was determined the best Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) major by WorldWideLearn.com in their study of the 50 STEM Majors with the Best Value 2014. More...

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How to navigate the real driver behind the STEM gap

eCampus NewsBy . My own “eureka” moment about the challenges I face as both a woman and a minority in the STEM fields did not come until I began to read more about women in other industries. More...

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STEM programs difficult to judge

By Alice Culp. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education set a goal that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025. It based its goal on a Georgetown University study, which suggested that more than 60 percent of expected Indiana job vacancies in 2020 would require postsecondary education. More...

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28 octobre 2014

Why tech giants are investing in STEM programs for students

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Jennifer Lewington. At 13, Duru Uluk thinks she might become a lawyer, an entrepreneur or a future minister of defence. Whatever her career, she knows she needs computer science to get there. Read more...

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27 octobre 2014

Adaptive technologists develop online STEM course of the future

eCampus NewsBy  - . A recent recipient of the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Courseware ChallengeCerego says its future course, StatsPL, will allow for such personalization of STEM learning that the course could reach more than 1 million low-income students by 2018. More...

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15 octobre 2014

7 STEM apps designed by students

eCampus NewsBy  - . A college student created an an interactive app that teaches human effects on the environment…Does this sound like American innovation is in decline?
Many reports suggest that the U.S. needs to place a greater emphasis on STEM education to remain competitive globally, and countless other commentary notes the lack of diversity in the field. More...

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