Posts tagged “STEM education”
The Haw River runs through the town of Saxapahaw, N.C.--past farms, past the old cotton mill that has been renovated into an arts and music center. And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit.
IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.
"We've found that many of our most innovative and brilliant young scientists, researchers, and technologists, our STEMpreneurs, can benefit from the business experience and practical knowledge of specialists in areas that support their endeavors", said Joe Magno, COIN's Executive Director.
To use a sports analogy, North Carolina doesn't "hit its weight" when ranking the state's economic performance across a broad range of high-tech economy indicators. The nation's ninth largest state in terms of population, ranks in the top 10 only twice across 20 statistical categories cited in a new think-tank report.
WebAssign, an online assessment and homework solution focused on STEM education based at NCSU's Centennial Campus, has been acquired by Cengage, an education and technology firm based in Boston. There have been no layoffs and the new owners plan to keep an office in Raleigh, a WebAssign executive says.
Chelsea Clinton tells a crowd at HQ Raleigh calls for more teachers in STEM, support of entrepreneurs through a "College Compact" helping students with loans, and praises people working in "the public interest."
"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.
Despite significant progress, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, according to Wellesley College researcher Linda Carli. Her study suggests this contributes to discrimination and prejudice against women in those fields.
Talking STEM jobs or how to code is not enough to excited students about future careers. "Technology represents an amazing opportunity for young people, but instead of trying to build their interest by telling them it will help them get a job, I think it's more effective to emphasize the empowerment and opportunity that technology education offers them," says Justin Richards, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of Youth Digital. This is Engineers Week, and in a two-part interview Richards shares his passion about how to excite students about the potential of technology for their futures.
Just offering students opportunities to learn coding is not enough, says the CEO of Chapel Hill-based Youth Digital. In the second part of a Q&A, Justin Richards talks about the roles of parents, teachers and schools - and how to get more girls as well as minorities on STEM career tracks.
North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.
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.
A social media campaign from IBM intended to encourage more women to become in STEM fields is backfiring. Numerous websites, especially in the U.K., lit up Monday morning with criticisms charging sexism in a "patronizing" campaign.
Neuro+, based in Durham, recently launched their technology, designed to help children--and adults--develop attention skills. The technology was designed with children diagnosed with ADHD in mind, yet is applicable and accessible to anyone that seeks to improve their attention skills.