STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

Racial STEM Gaps Shrink When Faculty Buy into Growth Mindsets

When college instructors believe intelligence is unchangeable, students are "demotivated" and have more negative experiences in class. These findings from a recent research project suggest that faculty who believe some students have strong, innate intellectual abilities will produce the very outcomes that support their biases, particularly in underrepresented students. The research was undertaken by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington and published in the journal Science Advances.

STEM Degrees Earn Highest Starting Salaries for New Bachelor’s Grads

Graduates who achieved their bachelor's degrees in STEM subjects will be the highest earners for starting salaries for the class of 2018. That projection came from a survey undertaken by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.

GitHub Classroom Adds Multi-Class Support

An online open source program originally designed to help software developers collaborate but then modified to help teachers manage computer science-oriented workflows in their classrooms has added a function intended to simplify its use across the school.



8 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

From artificial intelligence to STEM education, these technologies and topics are worth paying attention to this year.

Why Build a Boot Camp?

Ever-increasing numbers of universities and colleges are teaming up with boot camps to deliver tech training. Does your campus need one too?

U Michigan-Flint Taps Local Makerspace for Learning History

A Michigan institution is taking advantage of proximity to a local makerspace for student learning. The University of Michigan-Flint Department of History has purchased 15 passes for Factory Two, a facility a 10-minute walk from campus, that will allow students to go in and use the space's resources for their projects.

New Process Drastically Cuts 3D Printing Times

A new 3D printing technique developed by University of Michigan researchers is producing results in one-one hundredth the time of conventional printers.

Wayne State and Microsoft to Build Job-Ready Skills in Detroit

Wayne State University is partnering with Microsoft for a new employability skills program that will foster tech skills and help students prepare for careers in Detroit's growing digital economy.

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