STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Research: Improve Gender Equity in STEM by Emphasizing Environmental Protection

New research from Cornell University suggests that colleges and universities might be able to improve the representation of women in STEM fields by playing up the relation of those fields to the environment.

NASA BIG Ideas Challenge Seeks Concepts for Solar Power on Mars

NASA has launched the BIG Ideas Challenge asking college students to submit ideas for efficient, reliable and cost-effective solar energy systems that can work on Mars day and night.

UC Merced Hosts Summer STEM Academy for Central Valley Students

In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.

Rochester Institute of Tech Gets $1 Million to Train Hard-of-Hearing Science Undergrads

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.025 million grant to RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf to develop training programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students to become future scientists.

Stanford Team Develops 4D Camera for Use in Robots, VR, Autonomous Cars

The camera uses a technique called light field photography, originally described by Stanford professors Marc Levoy and Pat Hanrahan in 1996, that captures information about the direction and distance of the light that hits the sensor.



State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers

Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

Oregon State U to Create Adaptive Chemistry Lab Simulations

Online students at Oregon State University will soon be able to perform lab experiments virtually, thanks to a new project with adaptive learning and instructional design company Smart Sparrow.

Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring

The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.

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