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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.
Opinion: With the 21st Century well underway, the Tar Heel state is positioned to play a leading role in the reinvention of American education. This is particularly important given the strong connection between education reform on the one hand, and jobs and economic growth on the other.
Tom Rogers, a science teacher in South Carolina, and his students use some old Android phones, a bit of outside funding, mentoring and support from Clemson University and a lot of their own grit to build a robot project: AndSAM.
The three-year program is a collaborative educational initiative underwritten by a $300,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation and guided by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's Greater Charlotte Office and the North Carolina Motorsports Association.
Success in Algebra 1 is critical to future science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) careers, according to the world's largest privately-owned software company.
North Carolina is one of five states receiving early childhood education improvement grants valued at $1.3 million in cash and technology services from Big Blue.
Alice, Scratch and Lua-based platforms help make programming more prevalent among elementary and middle school students and teach them problem-solving skills that translate to other languages such as Python, Java, Ruby and C++, says Brook Osborne, director of outreach at Duke University's department of computer science.
A recent UNC graduate has launched an educational software startup to provide a cloud-based solution to what has been called the biggest crisis in American education.
Efforts to create an online portal of North Carolina's education resources have been enhanced by a $25,000 grant from Cisco Systems to the NC STEM Learning Network.
Mobile software startup 52apps has an ambitious goal: create a new application for the iPhone or iPad every week. Just as ambitious: Do it with college students in South Carolina, far from the engineering hotbeds of Silicon Valley, New York or Austin, Texas
Monsanto has presented a $10,000 grant to the N.C. School for Science and Mathematics Foundation to help fund the school's Labs for Learning program in school districts in Northeastern North Carolina.