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With the holidays upon us as you ponder which video games you'll be placing under the tree or whether to buy that cool drone that will provide some outdoor fun, you might also want to think about the importance of toys in spurring innovation and shaping today's high tech world.
"Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems," says a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college."
Bayer hosted more than 160 fifth graders and high school students from central North Carolina last week in RTP with students touring facilities, talking with Bayer staff and participating in hands-on exercises demonstrating how new crop seeds and ag chemicals move from an idea in someone's mind to a product used in a farmer's field.
President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of economy. dollars to help students learn computer science skills and prepare for jobs in a changing economy. Read a recap plus the full text of his address.
WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.
The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $200,000 to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRM) this week to implement two STEM Learning Centers in NRM Schools.
Every year, NCTA honors the memory of its founding CEO, Betsy Y. Justus, by awarding a scholarship in her name. This year, the scholarship was expanded to provide two students with a $4,000 scholarship and a computer from Lenovo.
North Carolina is now home to a one-of-a-kind children's exhibit that opened Saturday at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh. Kid Grid aims to inspire the next generation of great minds through interaction and energy stimulation.
Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is one of the most treasured educational facilities in the state that many probably have never of - until now.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey are among the tech luminaries promoting the teaching and learning of computer coding in schools through a new video.
STENCIL, or Students and Teachers Employing New Criteria in Learning, offers a cloud-based tool kit to help school officials predict if a student is a drop-out risk.
North Carolina, a state that recognized the growth opportunities of 1950s technologies by creating the Research Triangle Park, is increasing the classroom focus on science, technology, engineering and math -- the so-called STEM fields. The goal is building a workforce with the training needed for high-wage, high-demand careers.