STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


More and Different Data Needed to Track Quality of STEM Undergrad Education

Improving STEM undergraduate education will require tracking student demographics, instructor use of evidence-based teaching practices, student transfer patterns and other yet-unmeasured dimensions of science, technology, engineering and math education.

Students Immersed in Petascale Computing as Part of Blue Waters Mission

The educational work involves more than the use of computational time and storage. Projects can also include in-class, interactive exercises and assignments, workshops, longer "institutes," semester courses and support of internships and fellowships.

Undergrad STEM Ed and Research Gets $4.8 Million Lift

A multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation is helping the Association of American Colleges and Universities redesign how schools evaluate their STEM education efforts.

Low-Code Development Company Launches Academic Program

A company that has earned a reputation for producing "low-code" development tools for creating mobile and web applications without a great deal of programming knowledge and a robust app store has opened up an academic program, allowing colleges and universities to use the software in their courses.

College of San Mateo Program Aims to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields

A new program at the College of San Mateo in California's Bay Area hopes to increase graduation rates for Latino and low-income students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.



UC Riverside, Riverside CC Win $800,000 to Support Students Underrepresented in STEM

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC) have partnered on an initiative designed to support RCC students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in STEM majors.

A Strayer Is Born: Cinematic-Caliber Videos Boost Outcomes at Online School

Taking a lesson from Hollywood, an institution dedicated to adult learners has brought in Emmy-winning filmmakers, producers, editors and cinematographers and put them to work creating story-oriented videos their students will see in class.

New U-M Tech Can Cut 3D Printing Time in Half

The software can be used on consumer 3D printers and even a variety of large industrial-grade printers, and the algorithm can be integrated with printer firmware in the future.

Exams and Test Anxiety Disadvantage Women in Introductory Bio Courses

"Other studies have shown that students' performance on high-stakes exams is not a good predictor for whether they're acquiring the skills that STEM professionals need," said one of the report's authors. "And if psychological barriers prevent women from performing optimally on exams, it may be time to reconsider exams as a primary method for evaluating students' knowledge."

Meredith College Wins Nearly $1 Million to Support Women in STEM

The college will use the grant money, estimated to be $997,077, to launch the Advancing Women's Education in STEM (AWE-STEM) Scholars Program, which will aim to offer additional scholarship and programming support for women in STEM majors beginning next fall.

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