The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.
The Pennsylvania State University system is kicking off a major initiative to spur economic development. President Eric Barron has announced a multi-year $30 million investmen
Funding for institutional research rose ever so slightly in the most recent data, though the amount covered by the federal government once again took a dip.
When asked to indicate how much they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, "I like mathematics/science," or "Mathematics/science is one of my favorite subjects," male high school graduates were more likely to agree than female graduates.
A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.
A new program beginning this fall at Mount Holyoke and Smith College aims to develop women professionals in the field of data science.
A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.
A new online multiuser game — the first of two developed by two universities and NASA — is designed to help persuade middle and high school students to immerse themselves in science.
As administrators shift priorities away from the mission of education, the role of faculty-as-teacher is diminishing, and the consequences for the profession look to be getting rapidly more severe.
A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.