STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Report: Rethinking Developmental Math in Texas CCs

An experiment to remap developmental math in four Texas community colleges resulted in a higher pass rate and a larger number of developmental math credits earned by the students who participated. The preliminary results suggested "potential benefits" of the Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) approach, which was formerly known as the New Mathways Project.

Shippensburg University Professor Named National Science Teachers Association President-Elect

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.

IBM Community College Partnerships Support Next-Gen IT Training

IBM is partnering with community colleges across the United States to help prepare students for "New Collar" career opportunities, defined as well-paying jobs in which "in-demand technology skills are valued more than credentials, and a traditional four-year college degree may not always be required."

Community Colleges Announce Plans for Apple Swift Courses

Ohio's Columbus State Community College, Texas' Houston Community College and Arizona's Mesa Community College are the first institutions to introduce the use of Apple Swift curriculum into their academic programs.

GE Donates 3D Printers to Hundreds of Schools, Colleges

More than 400 schools and eight higher education institutions across the United States will receive free 3D printers, metal printing machines and other supplies retailed at hundreds of thousands of dollars. GE is donating the supplies to help students build skills in computer-aided design and additive manufacturing.



Maine Department of Education to Host VR Expo for Educators

The department is hosting an expo to familiarize educators with tools that facilitate immersive learning experiences.

Winners Selected for Destination Imagination’s Global Finals

The 17th annual Global Finals hosted by Destination Imagination (DI) ended Saturday in Knoxville, TN (May 24-27). Thousands of K–12 and college students from 17 countries participated in the international competition, according to information from DI.

Udacity Boosts Projects in Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program

Amid news that coding bootcamp graduates are finding work, Udacity has tweaked the formula for its popular introductory course in programming by adding three new projects.

Jad Abumrad Reflects on Radio, Race, Technology and Education

Jad Abumrad doesn’t do things by the book, and he’s been rewarded for it. He’s co-host and creator of “Radiolab,” a popular public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations across the United States and has been downloaded as a podcast over 9 million times per month. He’s a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” fellow, and his radio program won the George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 and 2015.

U of Michigan Awarded Google Grant to Expand After-School Robotics Program

More students in Detroit Public Schools will be participating in after-school programs in science and engineering, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Google to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a makerspace project of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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