STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


White House Memo on STEM Ed Followed Up by Corporate Commitments

Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."

Cengage Launches Assessment Platform for Math Placement

Cengage today introduced PlaceU, a new assessment platform designed to ensure correct placement in college-level math courses.

Ohio U to Offer Free Training in Coding, Tech Skills

Ohio University students and alumni will now have access to intensive online and on-site training in coding and other tech skills, thanks to a partnership with technology talent development company Revature.  

BYU Researchers Aim to Stop Robots from Eating Tables with Wikipedia

A team of researchers from Brigham Young University is using Wikipedia to make sure a future android won't try to tickle a refrigerator, drive a teapot or eat a table.

Cal State Dominguez Hills Rolls Out 4 Mobile Fabrication Laboratories

The fab labs were created by the public university with help from Toyota, the W.M. Keck Foundation and Motivo Engineering to address several issues described as “the heart of the STEM crisis” by the organizations.



Babson to Build Interdisciplinary Collaborative Space

The 9,800-square-foot facility will include flexible classrooms, maker spaces and resources for programming and prototyping.

U Maryland Opens Netted Outdoor Lab for Drone Research

The University of Maryland has opened an outdoor flight laboratory designed to help researchers studying unmanned aircraft systems.

Cal State LA Grant to Improve STEM Diversity

The three-year, $464,977 grant will go toward expanding the university's first-year program for undergraduate students in its College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

NSA Opens Annual Codebreaker Challenge for Students

Last year, the competition drew more than 3,300 students across 481 educational institutions worldwide, with the most participation coming out of Georgia Tech, Dakota State and Carnegie Mellon.

Elsevier Launches Engineering Academic Challenge

The five-week challenge encourages engineering faculty and librarians to integrate real-world problem solving with STEM education by posing a series of cross-disciplinary questions.

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