STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

New Vernier System Allows Students To Perform Physics Experiments

The Vernier Dynamics Cart and Track System aims to bring concepts like kinematics and dynamics to life.

New Site Serves STEM News for Students

Students studying science, technology, engineering and math subjects now have a new resource to turn to for news of the latest discoveries in fields that interest them.

MIT Hosts Hackathon for Management Students

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management will compete in the inaugural Management Practice Hackathon this week.

U Illinois Expands STEM Mentorship Program

The University of Illinois is expanding a mentorship program, Tech Wizards, designed to teach local students aged 8-17 about STEM topics.

UCLA Researchers Receive Grant for STEM Ed Study

Researchers from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study a professional development program to help middle and high school science educators teach their students to argue scientifically.

Penn State Campus Teams with High Schools on STEM Exposure

A Pennsylvania university is reaching out to local high schoolers to participate in a workshop that will introduce them to STEM-related careers and education.

High Schoolers Take Top Spot at Cornell MakeaThon

Over the course of a weekend, 14 teams made up of college students and high schoolers identified problems, created working prototypes, pitched the audience on their ideas and did demos of their solutions as part of Cornell University's Make-a-Thon.

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Report: 8 Ways to Shorten the Bridge Between Developmental Education and Graduation

The idea that a single placement test should determine a student's readiness for college courses is getting a makeover with the release of a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. So is the value placed on standard developmental or remedial coursework in student success.

STEM Teacher Prep Gains New Commitments

The White House goal of training or retraining 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021 is gaining momentum.

3D-Printable Fossil Database Adds 400 Monkey Skulls

MorphoSource, a database of downloadable files for printing fossils, has added scans of 400 skulls, along with other bones, from 59 different species of monkey.

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