Posts tagged “STEM education”
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.
Educators' bet on tablets mirrors a trend in the broader consumer-electronics market, where consumers are buying iPads instead of traditional personal computers. PC sales in K-12 fell 8 percent in the U.S. last quarter, the third straight decline, according to research firm Gartner.
Even without Common Core Standards being adopted throughout most of the U.S., Internet connectivity and consumption in education will continue to increase - already doing so in North Carolina ever year for the last five years.
Success in Algebra 1 is critical to future science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) careers, according to the world's largest privately-owned software company.
Marbles Kids Museum and ABB, a company focusing on power and automation technology, announced a multi-year investment in the downtown Raleigh museum to develop a new exhibit called a "Kid Grid," which will feature playful activities in a pretend power grid. It's the first of its kind in the country.
Lenovo and other companies that are part of the Global Business Coalition for Education say they want to improve education worldwide.
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
Olympic sports keep pushing athletes to find new and nuanced ways to condition their bodies. The same is true with their equipment, as in the case of the Australian Olympic Kayak team who worked with Creaform and 3D modeling company Geomagic prior to the start of the London summer games.
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.