Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work
K-12 & Education
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.
Media project teaches young people to investigate science stories as reporters, develop apps as programmers
What makes a superhero a superhero? Learn about how some real-life superheroes at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are using their special powers to save people and make their lives better everyday.
Kate talks to Cara Simonsen, a marine biologist, about stalking fish in the name of science
Barobo, Inc. shows how their robot that helps teach children algebra in a completely new way
Students and amateur astronomers in small western U.S. communities help scientists measure Kuiper Belt objects out beyond Neptune
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.
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.