Friday, September 22, 2017

S.T.E.M.

S.T.E.M.

Girls receive conflicting career messages from media, new research shows CORVALLIS, Ore. - Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs...

Gary McDowell, Tufts University    The STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and...

UI researchers hope their study will influence interactive education apps - UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Can babies use iPads? If you've ever viewed YouTube videos of infants and toddlers using iPads, then you know the answer is a...

David Miller, Northwestern University “It’s OK – not everyone can do difficult math.” Believing such messages may deter both boys and girls from later majoring in physical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to...

Anne-Marie Imafidon is in a rush to get on with life. Perhaps that is why she passed a GCSE in computer science aged 10, became the youngest graduate to attain a masters degree, aged...

Lehigh Carbon Community College recently announced a $1.58 million endowment for technology scholarships from donors Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman. The college also announced the naming of the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center. The...

How does the presence of mobile phones in schools impact student achievement? Richard Murphy, University of Texas at Austin and Louis-Philippe Beland, Louisiana State University This is an ongoing debate in many countries today. Some advocate...

Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College - I’ve been passionate about increasing women’s participation in computer science for more than 25 years. While the number of undergraduate women pursuing some STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields like...

A growing interest in the startup culture has focused attention on company founders who often take great risks to launch new ventures. But what about the people who join these founders to help them...

Helicopter Taxi If your children are into transportation and making things go,  Helicopter Taxi is a must-have app. Using augmented reality, this app  uses the device’s camera to create an effect of a helicopter flying ...

Courtesy Science Daily.  A social computer game designed by researchers in computer science and educational psychology at the University of Illinois can identify bullies in elementary school classrooms and help scholars better understand peer...

According to the second annual Halifax Insurance Digital Home Index, a study offered by banking chain Halifax, one-third of 7 to 8-year-olds, two-thirds of 9 to 11-year-olds, and nearly nine in ten of 12...