Tag Archives: education

A Presidential Pat for Young Scientists

New York Times — Praising the work of young scientists and inventors at the third White House Science Fair, President Obama on Monday announced a broad plan to create and expand federal and private-sector initiatives designed to encourage children to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics. After browsing the 30 or so projects on display […]

Lockheed Martin works with STEM students in Prince George’s County

Washington Post — Lockheed Martin, the Prince George’s County school system and the county’s Office of Information Technology have entered into a private-public partnership that will allow students and teachers at three high schools to learn from and share information with each other in a secure, cloud-based environment, county officials announced Wednesday. The partnership, which […]

Fostering Tech Talent in Schools

New York Times — (SEATTLE) Leandre Nsabi, a senior at Rainier Beach High School here, received some bluntly practical advice from an instructor recently. “My teacher said there’s a lot of money to be made in computer science,” Leandre said. “It could be really helpful in the future.” That teacher, Steven Edouard, knows a few […]

Space Ref l Northrop Grumman, George Mason University to Support STEM Education With Virginia Elementary School Educators

Northrop Grumman Corporation today awarded a $1 million grant to George Mason University to support the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) program. The funding is the largest corporate donation to the program to date. The five-year VISTA program focuses on high-need schools to improve science teaching and student learning throughout Virginia. VISTA […]

The Lantern l Women in engineering struggle with equity, happiness in the workplace, study suggests

Female faculty members make up between 20 and 30 percent of science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM), according to department chair estimates, and a recent report shows workplace culture needs to change if this number is to increase. Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State, a program funded by a 2009 National Science Foundation grant, focuses […]

New York Times l Giving Women the Access Code

When Maria Klawe became president of Harvey Mudd College in 2006, she was dismayed — but not surprised — at how few women were majoring in computer science. A mathematician and computer scientist herself, she arrived at Harvey Mudd (the smallest of the five so-called Claremont Colleges) in the midst of a nationwide downturn for […]