STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Google Machine Learning Boot Camp Targets Women's Colleges

Google is helping people who want to launch their computer science careers by delivering a free machine learning "boot camp" at five colleges around the country.

Michigan Tech Prof Posts 3D Printing Course to Wikiversity

The course is built around a set of "progressively more challenging exercises" intended to teach students how to work with free 3D design tools OpenSCAD, FreeCAD and Blender, "so they can solve just about any 3D printing design challenges."

Reverse Career Fair Puts Student Projects on Display

Instead of students wandering around a hall introducing themselves to potential employers that were showing off their companies, the employers did the moving and introduced themselves to engineering students who were displaying their maker projects.

Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

Racial STEM Gaps Shrink When Faculty Buy into Growth Mindsets

When college instructors believe intelligence is unchangeable, students are "demotivated" and have more negative experiences in class. These findings from a recent research project suggest that faculty who believe some students have strong, innate intellectual abilities will produce the very outcomes that support their biases, particularly in underrepresented students. The research was undertaken by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington and published in the journal Science Advances.



STEM Degrees Earn Highest Starting Salaries for New Bachelor’s Grads

Graduates who achieved their bachelor's degrees in STEM subjects will be the highest earners for starting salaries for the class of 2018. That projection came from a survey undertaken by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.

GitHub Classroom Adds Multi-Class Support

An online open source program originally designed to help software developers collaborate but then modified to help teachers manage computer science-oriented workflows in their classrooms has added a function intended to simplify its use across the school.

8 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

From artificial intelligence to STEM education, these technologies and topics are worth paying attention to this year.

Why Build a Boot Camp?

Ever-increasing numbers of universities and colleges are teaming up with boot camps to deliver tech training. Does your campus need one too?

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