A National Science Foundation-funded University of Washington study shows how intensive instruction changes brain circuitry in struggling readers
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.
As part of the University of Texas at Austin's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, science teachers from local elementary schools will participate in a seven-week program where they work alongside faculty and graduate students
Why does group categorization matter? Kristina Olson, associate professor of psychology at University of Washington and 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award recipient, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Why is working memory so important to learning? Paul Morgan of Penn State University answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
This week's episode examines an engineering breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes that could help dogs and humans alike; targeted reading programs that rewire the brains reading circuitry; and finally, explores hidden ice history discovered beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Join the laughs as we talk to kids about careers in science, and find out how the National Science Foundation is helping make their dreams a reality!
Training educators to teach community college students important skills for the growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market from laws and regulations to repairs and maintenance
Jo Boaler, National Science Foundation-funded professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, believes children's math mindsets can be changed
In this week's episode, we discover new strategies for learning math, how hot cars can get in the summer sun and, finally, explore how a new material can shift sound
University of Washington social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson wins 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Washington social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson the nation's highest honor for a young scientist or engineer: the Alan T. Waterman Award for 2018
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
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?