5 Suggestions for Better STEM Education, From Students
Although demand for workers with STEM qualifications has only grown in recent years, a minority of students elect to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in high school and college. To spark a discussion about how US schools can motivate more students to The USA Science and Engineering Festival brought together its youth advisors for a Twitter chat on April 17th.
Study finds lectures are boring, ineffective
A new study finds that undergraduate students in classes with traditional stand-and-deliver lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than students in classes that use more stimulating, so-called active learning methods.
Meet Code Hunt, an educational Web game for learning programming
Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing.
Canvas Network offers free STEAM Camp course
This MOOC is designed for teachers who may be interested in creating their own STEAM CAMP based upon a proven model created by Jennifer Miller and Sandra Wozniak. Their STEAM CAMP incorporated NASA MMS Challenge curriculum, authored by Jennifer Miller, Sandra Wozniak, and Tom Chambers, along with other NASA MMS fabrication resources.
Developing New STEM Teaching Methods
As universities continue a national push toward investing in STEM education, administrators and faculty are witnessing firsthand the challenge for teachers.
Papa John’s Founder to speak at National Small Business Week event
Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter will lead a panel discussion on May 15 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Washington, D.C. leg of National Small Business Week hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).