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How to use Music to promote STEM Education

Getting students inspired enough to stay engaged during math and science classes can be difficult at times. Current teachers and their former students now active in the scientific fields note that the educational material in the STEM disciplines trends towards the boring. Finding ways to make the learning process fun helps students do better in these classes,…

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The Shortage of Scientists and Engineers continues to Grow

A shortage of scientists and engineers remains on the upswing, placing an emphasis on the development of more students able to thrive in one of the STEM disciplines. This country’s standing in the international community is at risk without enough talented people working in science and technology. Improving the educational prospects of those underrepresented in…

201312.11
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3D Printing to Dominate STEM Education

A recent report from the NMC Horizon Project — a collaborative effort between the Austin, TX-based New Media Consortium (NMC), the IEEE, and two Spanish educational entities — included 3D printing among 12 other technologies slated to influence STEM education over the next one to five years. 3D printing is especially intriguing as it holds…

201312.05
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Companies Begin to Receive Praise for STEM-Related Initiatives

Fostering STEM education remains an important task for this country. A few companies recently earned accolades for their role in encouraging innovation through a variety of STEM-related disciplines. Innovate+Educate, an organization focused on pairing STEM education with workforce development, awarded five companies with the first ever HIRE awards. At the Nexus of Science Education and…

201310.28
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The Modification of STEM to STEAM

Since its genesis from the mind of NSF assistant director, Dr. Judith Ramaley, in the days of the early 21st Century the STEM acronym stood for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — essentially a collection of related educational and ultimately work disciplines. While the acronym remains known mostly to those in the educational sector, it…

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What does the Future hold for STEM Professionals?

If you are a current employee, or a soon to be graduate in any of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics-related disciplines — your job prospects continue to look bright. In fact over the last decade, job growth in the STEM-related professions topped all other professions by a rate of over three to one (7.9…