STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Report: Data Challenges and Retention Offer Barriers to Equity in CS Education

A new report from the Association for Computing Machinery asks whether there's anything to be done for the lack of diversity in the tech field, which seems to arise in high school and college and percolate into the workforce from there. The research project called on university representatives and industry experts to examine questions of diversity in computer science. They offered two big conclusions: First, retention in CS is a major issue; and, second, data collection about retention in CS is poor.

Emphasis on STEM May Be Overkill

A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."

Trump Administration Sets Five-Year Strategy for STEM Education

The National Science and Technology Council has released a new report outlining the nation's goals for STEM education over the next five years.

Coding School Attains Apprenticeship Accreditation

Make School, which proclaims itself to be a "computer science college for the 21st century," has found accreditation for bachelor's degree in an applied computer science. The feat was accomplished in partnership with Dominican University of California through an "incubation relationship" structure made available by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Northern Illinois U Brings Company on Campus to Employ Students in Tech

Northern Illinois University recently launched a new program that gives tech-savvy juniors and seniors the chance to develop technologies for Discover Financial Services, working in a space on campus leased and remodeled by the company.



AWS Launches Intelligent Robotics Service

Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.

Berkeley Setting up Division to Build on Data Sciences Momentum

The University of California Berkeley is setting up a new division dedicated to data sciences to build on the momentum it already has in the discipline. The new Division of Data Sciences connects departments from the College of Engineering, the College of Letters & Science and the School of Information.

University Launches Degree Program Pairing Liberal Arts with Computer Science

A new degree program at Dominican University of California aims to provide students with both the technical and the soft skills they need to succeed in the workplace. The program combines a liberal arts or pre-professional degree with a computer science minor, with curriculum informed by input from employers such as Facebook, Lyft and LinkedIn.

Work-and-Learn for Engineering Students Needs a Redesign

According to a new report, new approaches are needed to help engineering students gain the skills they need for the workplace.

Developing Citizen Science Projects to Help People Learn

A draft report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines citizen science, the concept that non-scientists can perform research that pushes scientific knowledge ahead. In the process, participants can learn scientific practices and content, but "only if the projects are designed to support learning."

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