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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation
P.O. Box 369, Cochranville, PA 19330
Phone: 610-593-8038 Fax: 610-593-7283
Email: NAPE@napequity.org
Funded by the National Science
Foundation HRD-0734056 and HRD-1203121

September 2009

ARTICLES

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 companies.
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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.
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K-12 Education Should Include Engineering, Experts Say

(ScienceDaily)
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.
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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 own answers.
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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.
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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.
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Minority Students Needed in Math and Science to Combat 'Brain Drain,' Professors Say

(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.
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PUBLICATIONS

Advancing STEM Learning Across the Educational Pipeline: Statewide Efforts in Ohio

(AYPF)
This issue brief is focused on state efforts to improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math - collectively known as the "STEM" disciplines.
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RESOURCES

Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET) at Florida State University
AES Engineers 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 achieve success.
Cybermentor is an online mentoring program aimed at girls 11-18 to influence them at a formative stage in their development. The program matches girls with women students at Alberta universities who are studying science and engineering, or with professional women scientists and engineers.

SAVE THE DATE

ASTC Annual Conference

The Art of Science, Creating a Better Future
Fort Worth, TX
October 31-November 3, 2009

Infinite Possibilities Conference

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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