STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Worcester Polytechnic Institute Develops App That Detects Alcohol Intoxication

AlcoGait runs in the background on a user’s smartphone and continuously analyzes the user’s walking pattern for anomalies that indicate intoxication level.

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education

A new report out from the Southern Regional Education Board recommends five actions for states and schools to help more young people and underrepresented groups learn computer science skills and explore careers in computing fields.

STEM Company Launches Minecraft Adventure Course to Teach Python

BrainStorm STEM Education has launched Python Temple, a new course intended to teach students how to program using Minecraft and Python.

UCI Launches Coding Boot Camp for Continuing Ed Students

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education is launching its first Coding Boot Camp, designed for working professionals and students.

Stanford Student-Led Program Teaches High School Girls to Code

One student-led program at Stanford University that aims to close that gap is teaching Bay Area high school girls computer science skills in order to engage them in CS early on.



NYC Data Science Bootcamp Launches Remote Program

A New York-based data science bootcamp has launched an online education program for long-distance learners.

International Students Studying STEM in U.S. Jumps 10 Percent

The number of international students studying STEM subjects in the United States grew 10.1 percent from November 2015 to November 2016, according to a recent study published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency.

UMass Amherst Holds Activities for CS Ed Week

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is contributing supplies and volunteer support to help advance computer science education in K–12, as part of national Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5–11).

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

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