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Bill Aims to Boost Participation in STEM

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is looking to invest in STEM education starting in high school and continuing into workforce development.

Arizona State Adopts AI-Powered Calculus Learning Platform

Arizona State University is expanding its use of an online calculus application with built-in artificial intelligence. Currently, two courses — Calculus for Business and Calculus for Engineering — are using Gradarius from Castle Point Learning Systems, which personalizes the learning based on topics already understood and those still to be learned.

Olin College Awards Grants for 'Bold' Ideas in Remaking Ed

Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts has awarded grants to several external projects working to re-envision education. The grant program was introduced during "Remaking Education," an event convened by Olin and Emerson College last November.

Drone Training Curriculum Tested in Community College

The curriculum teaches students to fly drones and prepares them to take the FAA Part 107 pilot exam.

University of Wisconsin Adds Tech Bootcamp as Continuing Ed

A Wisconsin university has signed on with an online bootcamp to provide crash courses in in-demand tech skills to address the state's job training needs. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education is working with coding school Thinkful on the initiative.



U.S. College Seniors Beat Peers from China, India, Russia on CS Exam

Undergraduate seniors in the United States showed much higher levels of skill in computer science than their peers in China, India and Russia. A research project led by Stanford University's Prashant Loyalka in the Graduate School of Education made the discovery after testing students on a two-hour standardized exam given in the same languages their classes were delivered in.

New Online Math Homework System Aims to Disrupt Courseware Industry

Ed tech startup Derivita today launched its new online homework system, a computer algebra tool designed to provide an affordable alternative to traditional course materials.

UC Davis to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.

Math Field Least Expensive to Teach, Electrical Engineering the Highest

A new working paper has examined the cost of educating students in various fields. Apparently, education is more expensive to teach than just three other subjects: mechanical engineering, nursing and electrical engineering.

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