Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Parents Muddled on STEM Tie to Manufacturing

Misperceptions about manufacturing careers surfaced in a survey run by the Alcoa Foundation and nonprofit SkillsUSA.

University Deans Pledge To Grow Engineering Diversity

Just as the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment drew attention to the goal of achieving carbon neutrality on campus, a new initiative hopes to pressure schools to accelerate their work diversifying students and faculty.

New School-Based Fab Labs Creating Maker Communities in California

A high school in Richmond, CA will be the site of a new "Fab Lab" as part of a Chevron-funded initiative to bring the maker movement into the communities where the energy company has operations.

Cornell Receives Grant for K-12 'Classroom in a Test Tube' Program

The Advancing Secondary Science Education with Tetrahymena program at Cornell University has received a five-year, $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Fayetteville State Signs Up for Science Contract Mentoring

An institution in North Carolina will be implementing a mentor-protégé program specifically focused on science.

Carnegie Mellon Wins Fifth International RoboCup

The CMDragons, a robot soccer team developed by computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), have won the 2015 Robot World Cup Initiative (RoboCup), which was held on July 22 in Hefei, China.

STEM Teaching Needs Reboot

A group of research-active science faculty members has called for "immediate change" to improve the quality of university STEM education.

Texas A&M and Texas CCs Team Up to Boost to Engineering Degrees

A Texas university and four community colleges are working together to draw students into engineering and keep them on track to graduation.

Digi-Key, ARM Partner on Labs-in-a-Box

Digi-Key Electronics is partnering with ARM's University Program to help make the latter's Lab-in-a-Box available to universities.

Rochester Institute of Tech Expands Kids on Campus Summer Offerings

A well-known summer program for children at the Rochester Institute of Technology has expanded its offerings this year to include such courses as video production, 3D digital graphics and even traditional art.