19 avril 2014

STEM degrees: partnerships that deliver experience

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Lucy Hodges. Kate Seymour, 21, did a foundation degree in Aerospace Engineering, run by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, in partnership with Kingston University. She is currently completing a one-year BSc in Aircraft Engineering at Kingston. Read more...

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UK: Fall in International STEM Students Threatens Quality

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/images/audit/audit_baner_pionowy_1.gifThe Science and Technology Select Committee of the upper house of the British parliament, the House of Lords, has investigated the number of international students in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in British universities and the impact of immigration policy. Over the last two years the number of international students fell by 10%.
Tightening immigration rules, high visa fees and restrictions on working after graduation were deterring students who were now more attracted to the USA, Australia and Canada.
Source: House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee 4th Report of Session 2013–14. More...

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13 avril 2014

Number of students studying Stem courses in UK at record high

The Guardian homeBy New figures show a 12% increase in those studying computer science – the highest total in a decade. More students than ever have been accepted on to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) courses, according to new figures published by the Higher Education Funding Council (Hefce). Read more...

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Fewer international science students come to 'unwelcoming' UK

The Guardian homeBy Enrolments on Stem courses have dropped 10%, says House of Lords report. An "unwelcoming UK" has seen a drop in the number of international students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem subjects), according to a House of Lords report. The report says the policy on immigration has had a negative impact on international student enrolments on UK Stem courses, which have fallen by more than 10% in the past two years. Read more...

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The STEM Enrollment Boom

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Policy makers regularly talk about the need to encourage more undergraduates to pursue science and technology fields. New data suggest that undergraduates at four-year institutions in fact have become much more likely to study those fields, especially engineering and biology. And while much of the public discussion of STEM enrollments has suggested a STEM vs. liberal arts dichotomy (even though some STEM fields are in fact liberal arts disciplines), the new study suggests that this is not the dynamic truly at play. Read more...

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12 avril 2014

Assess Inquiry in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education

ASSIST-ME is research project, investigating formative and summative assessment methods to support and improve inquiry-based approaches in European science, technology and mathematics education. ASSIST-ME. More...

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06 avril 2014

More Financial Aid + Less Need to Work = More STEM Graduates?

By . Students who major in the sciences often spend more time in out-of-class work—in labs or field research—than other students do. That means less time to earn money while in college, and sometimes it’s the reason financially needy students switch out of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, the STEM fields. Would an extra $1,000 a year in financial aid help some of those STEM-inclined students stick with it?
That’s the essence of a new study getting under way next fall at 11 Wisconsin colleges. More...

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04 avril 2014

Returning to STEM

Returning to STEM: gendered factors affecting employability for mature women students
Argues the case for a life course perspective to be taken on employability, and for a deliberate acknowledgement of gender in higher education and employability initiatives. Read more...

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23 mars 2014

Move over, Stem: why the world needs humanities graduates

The Guardian homeBy Paul Smith. Global problems can't be resolved without a humanities perspective, so academics need to get out into the world and make the case for their subject. Business leaders called last week for subsidies for UK science and maths degrees to boost graduate numbers. Supporters of the humanities may be alarmed – but they need to work harder promote the unique skills of their graduates, the British Council's director in the US argues. Read more...

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What should mathematics majors know about computing, and when should they know it?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. Yesterday I got an email from a reader who had read this post called What should math majors know about computing? from 2007. In the original article, I gave a list of what computing skills mathematics majors should learn and when they should learn them. The person emailing me was wondering if I had any updates on that list or any new ideas, seven years on from writing the article. More...

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