05 octobre 2014

Les élèves ont perdu une année entière d’enseignement des sciences par rapport à la fin des années 90

http://orientation.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/08/Edhec-Olivier-Rollot-208x300.jpgBlog "Il y a une vie après le bac" d'Olivier Rollot. L’Union des professeurs de classes préparatoires scientifiques (UPS) regroupe 2800 enseignants dans toute la France. Avec sa présidente, Sylvie Bonnet, elle s’engage régulièrement pour la promotion des sciences. Retour avec elle sur les débats du moment. Suite...

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Doctorates in science, engineering and health on rise

By Wachira Kigotho. The labour market for doctoral graduates in science, engineering and health fields in the United States has improved steadily in the last four years, according to the National Science Foundation. And a survey revealed that the number of doctoral recipients in these fields rose from 805,500 in 2010 to 837,000 – an increase of 4%. Read more...

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Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!
Baratunde Thurston, TED Blog, 2014/09/30
Sorry about the super-long title. It's typical of this post, which in turn is typical of the TED approach to education. Which is sad, and (as we see in this video) disappointingly patronizing. More...

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Was 2014 a better year for STEM job placement?

eCampus NewsBy . It’s not a new revelation that STEM industry jobs need skilled graduates; but again, it’s not a new issue. And according to recent data from 2014, it seems that though more students want to find a job in high-profile STEM jobs, they’re still not getting them. More...

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04 octobre 2014

Choosing a Dissertation Lab

By Lesley McCollum. We are well into the fall semester now, and many first-year students in STEM fields are partway through their first laboratory rotations. So this is a great time to revisit two must-read posts from the GradHacker archives on choosing a lab rotation and picking a good mentor, both written by Katie Shives. Read more...

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28 septembre 2014

Bill to bridge university STEM research to practical applications

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . The six Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), began in a push by the Obama Administration to enhance U.S. innovation competitiveness by supporting development of STEM technologies that could help the country compete in the global marketplace. More...

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27 septembre 2014

Gender Stereotypes in STEM

HomeBy Kaitlin Mulhere. The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields has been well-documented through various studies and reports. And increasing gender diversity in the so-called STEM fields is a key goal of groups spanning the education, government and labor market sectorsRead more...

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Black Women May Face Unique Barriers to Obtaining STEM Degrees

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Ethnic Variation in Gender-STEM Stereotypes and STEM Participation: An Intersectional Approach”
Publication: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association
Summary: Although black women show more interest in majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics than white women entering college, they are less likely to earn a degree in those fields, the paper’s authors found. Black men and women are also less likely than their white peers to subconsciously associate the so-called STEM fields with masculinity. More...

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14 septembre 2014

Gamification skills quickly becoming a priority in STEM industry

eCampus NewsBy . Gamification offers a career boost for geospatial professionals as the desire to create more realistic virtual worlds is requiring the application of geographic information systems (GIS). The gaming industry is relying on GIS for real-world datasets, which increases the need for trained GIS professionals. More...

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23 août 2014

University figures out how to keep STEM undergrads in STEM

eCampus NewsBy . To improve students’ chances of completing introductory biology courses and decrease poor grades, the University of Houston (UH) implemented a comprehensive student success program, employing various interventions for students at risk for failure. More...

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