Mythbusters: Who Says Women Can't Do Math And Science?
(Hilary Stout, Forbes)
Women executives with science degrees are now leading some of the world's largest
Study: Game Boosts Understanding of Finance and Math
(Debra Viadero, Education Week)
Research results suggest that a game based on the stock exchange not only teaches
children about the workings of the market but also increases their math skills.
A study of 600 classes at all grade levels by Learning Point Associates found that
students who played the Stock Market Game, developed in the 1970s by a New York
City financial association, performed better than their peers on financial knowledge
and math tests.
K-12 Education Should Include Engineering, Experts Say
The introduction of K-12 engineering education has the potential to improve student
learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness about what
engineers do and of engineering as a potential career, and boost students' technological
literacy, according to a new report from the National Academy of Engineering and
the National Research Council.
Transcript: Teaching Innovation
(Morgan Brennan, Forbes)
Entrepreneur and inventor Dean Kamen shares his perspective about U.S. math and
science education. Kamen says he believes creativity can't be taught, but that it
can be squashed by an education system focused on rote learning. A good education,
he contends, leaves off at a point where children have a foundation to find their
Noble Prize Winner Makes Science Fun for Kids
(Shannon Colavecchio, Herald/Times. Tallahassee Bureau)
An FSU professor has turned to video lessons and the Internet to revolutionize the
way schoolchildren learn science and math.
Science Teachers: Give Us a National Curriculum-and More Training!
An informal survey of the nation's science teachers shows that a majority like the
idea of a national curriculum-and crave more professional development. Alas, at
the elementary school level, the help they seek appears to be in short supply.
Minority Students Needed in Math and Science to Combat 'Brain Drain,' Professors
(Libby Nelson, Chronicle of Higher Education)
Mathematics-education experts on Tuesday urged the federal government to get more
involved in recruiting underrepresented minority students to STEM majors, saying
such efforts are key to increasing the number of Americans working in those fields.
They also recommended that Congress increase spending on undergraduate scholarships
and for the National Science Foundation, which they said provides data that are
"critical" to understanding minority underrepresentation in math and science.
Advancing STEM Learning Across the Educational Pipeline: Statewide Efforts in Ohio
This issue brief is focused on state efforts to improve education in science, technology,
engineering, and math - collectively known as the "STEM" disciplines.
Scholarship The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing
its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.
WAMC's Women in Science Program
Access to Advancement, features the stories of women with disabilities working and
learning in science fields and the programs and practices that have helped them
SAVE THE DATE
The Art of Science, Creating a Better Future
Fort Worth, TX
October 31-November 3, 2009
The Infinite Possibilities Conference aims to promote, educate, and encourage minority
women interested in math and statistics.
Los Angeles, CA
March 19-20, 2010
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