STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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.

Texas A&M System to Help Minority Doctoral Candidates in STEM Fields with $2.8 Million NSF Grant

The program will develop individualized plans for participating students as they move through their dissertations to postdoctoral scholarship and into faculty positions.

Teachers and Researchers Team Up to Teach NGSS-Style Science

The idea is to allow students to become practicing scientists by setting up scenarios that let them explore the natural world.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Bridge Program Speeds Prep for Non-Engineer STEM Masters Studies

The Tandon School of Engineering at New York University is trying a new tack to woo non-STEM students into STEM degree programs.

Udacity Intros Flying Car Nanodegree

Lessons will train participants in smart transportation, including the software skills needed for building autonomous flight systems.

New Online Bootcamp Comes to the States; Offers Free Access to 'Dreamers'

A new bootcamp is coming to America, this one by way of France. OpenClassrooms is an online program that offers certification tracks in development, product management and, soon, design.

U Michigan to Study Flexible STEM Classrooms

Researchers at the University of Michigan are using a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to look into the difference between teaching and learning in traditional lecture halls and more flexible classrooms.

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