For two days in September, Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia that inspired young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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It's a competitive world in which science, technology, mathematics and engineering impact our economy, health, societal well-being and policy. Scientists, engineers and educators provide the ideas and knowledge base for U.S. leadership in science and engineering. Learning how people learn, while also supporting the very best ideas and students are also essential goals in today's changing world.
This episode of Prized Science features celebrated chemistry professor Diane Bunce, winner of the ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.
This week's episode of Science Now highlights the University of Minnesota's mind controlling robot that could potentially help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases, PolarTREC's FishSpy camera capturing life beneath the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica, a shake table test on the world's largest shake table and finally the discovery of the earliest European fort found in the foothills of North Carolina.
Kids get to participate in research, while parents learn more about how science works
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, talks about education and how to encourage underrepresented groups into entering careers related to mathematics and statistics.
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln teaches fellows about real-world policy applications in the natural resources arena and enable the transfer of knowledge in a way that is useful to policymakers in responding to the challenges created by demands for diminishing resources, and the need to maintain and build resilience in stressed watersheds.
FLATE builds skills for high tech careers
R/V Sikuliaq launched and expected to begin work in Arctic waters in 2014
Advanced Technological Education program produces skilled workforce for the front lines of cyber defense
Roboticists create multi-functional toy blocks that teach the basics of robot-building to kids.
Is science a step-by-step process? Actually, it kind of works like a pinball machine. Check it out!
December 9th is the birthday of computing pioneer, Grace Hopper. In commemoration, her birthday every year marks Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) intended to spotlight the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels.
A cutting edge center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus provides important tools for nano-science discoveries.
Supported by a five-year, $7.4 million National Science Foundation grant, experts at The Johns Hopkins University are partnering with teachers and administrators in Baltimore City Public Schools on a program to enhance teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math in city elementary schools by making STEM a community affair.
Successful launch of the U.S. academic research vessel, the Sikuliaq
Researchers transform a bridge into a resource for civil engineering laboratory development and learning.
Education researchers study how to improve reading comprehension for children.
Joint Science Education Program brings high-school students to Arctic research sites to experience hands-on science.
Students move out of the classroom and into the lab to turn ancient inventions they have been studying about into real-life working mechanisms.