STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


U Michigan-Flint Taps Local Makerspace for Learning History

A Michigan institution is taking advantage of proximity to a local makerspace for student learning. The University of Michigan-Flint Department of History has purchased 15 passes for Factory Two, a facility a 10-minute walk from campus, that will allow students to go in and use the space's resources for their projects.

New Process Drastically Cuts 3D Printing Times

A new 3D printing technique developed by University of Michigan researchers is producing results in one-one hundredth the time of conventional printers.

Wayne State and Microsoft to Build Job-Ready Skills in Detroit

Wayne State University is partnering with Microsoft for a new employability skills program that will foster tech skills and help students prepare for careers in Detroit's growing digital economy.

Report: Minority-Serving Schools Well Positioned to Fill STEM Workforce Gap

A group of higher education, government, nonprofit and business leaders believes that minority-serving colleges and universities are well positioned to serve as a "greater resource" for meeting U.S. STEM workforce needs. What's needed is more "attention" and "investment" to steer this diverse set of students to science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Indiana Tech Internship Program Builds Workplace Skills

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is working with TechPoint on "Xtern Semester," which bundles summer internships at Indianapolis companies with senior year part-time jobs as well as special training and networking opportunities.



New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Pursue Careers in Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

More Diversity Needed in Engineering Degrees

A new report finds more work is needed to ensure diversity in engineering bachelor's degrees to meet fast-growing demands in the labor market.

Report: Data Challenges and Retention Offer Barriers to Equity in CS Education

A new report from the Association for Computing Machinery asks whether there's anything to be done for the lack of diversity in the tech field, which seems to arise in high school and college and percolate into the workforce from there. The research project called on university representatives and industry experts to examine questions of diversity in computer science. They offered two big conclusions: First, retention in CS is a major issue; and, second, data collection about retention in CS is poor.

Emphasis on STEM May Be Overkill

A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."

Trump Administration Sets Five-Year Strategy for STEM Education

The National Science and Technology Council has released a new report outlining the nation's goals for STEM education over the next five years.

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