It's no secret that reading to children is essential for their optimal brain development, but a National Science Foundation-funded research team, led by Lisa Scott at the University of Florida, has discovered that reading books that name and label people and objects are even better
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.
What advice do you have for women wanting to study science and engineering? Gloria Kolb, chief executive officer of Elidah, answers your question in this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Most people see a vegetable when they see a spinach leaf, but in this lab, they see the potential to create heart tissue
An innovative Discovery Research preschool-through-grade 12 program helped these Morehouse College students fulfill a dream they had since they were high school juniors and seniors: become K-12 STEM teachers
STUDIO is an afterschool program for low income and immigrant youth that offers programming to build interest, motivation and identification with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to learn more about STEM college and career pathways
Calling all sixth to 12th graders! We need your help to create a new superhero powered by science
One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found
The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, TCUP, began in the early 2000s as a way to address the lack of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering programs and faculty at tribal colleges
How might professional development (PD) be designed to help elementary mathematics teachers develop knowledge and skills that are usable in practice?
We asked Tom Kurfess, professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, what is the future of manufacturing?
The University of Delaware's Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation, engages students from across the U.S. in exploring the frontiers of brain research
"PBS NewsHour" wanted to know the best way to reach early career adults--those between 18 and 35 who are out of school--with science information
We asked Mark Mote, a graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Robotarium, what is coding?
This behavioral and neuroimaging study investigates the effects of spatial education embedded in a science class on the core spatial abilities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics-relevant spatial thinking of high school students
Through its Growing Convergent Research at NSF, one of the foundation's "10 Big Idea for Future NSF investments," the foundation seeks to highlight the value of convergence, the deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation
he world's largest scientific archive of animal signal recordings, the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, is partnering with other institutions to co-curate and digitize an enormous archive of animal audio and video recordings from their vaults
Optical scan technology is helping researchers at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, preserve audio of 78 indigenous California languages, most of which were recorded more than a century ago
This project is studying how two groups of urban youth collect data about and map their communities using mobile and location-aware technologies, and how these data support educators to better understand the places in which students live
The Playing with Data project is designing a set of interactive "educative materials" to help middle grade science teachers use data from gameplay to make decisions about formative assessment and differentiation
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Washington's I-Lab explore ways to spark girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and computers at a young age