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Dr. Judith Rodin

Making Innovation Work

Here's an article from CNN Money in which Dr. Judith Rodin, head of the powerful Rockefeller Foundation, talks about taking innovation out of labs and boardrooms and into the real world.
Student Looking at Molecules

How to Encourage Women to Consider STEM Majors

This article from U.S. News features an interview with Alicia Abella of AT&T labs in which Abella discusses "the challenges surrounding inclusivity in STEM fields, and how the effort to get more women involved may take a multifaceted approach in order to be successful."
Take a quiz to see if you're scientifically literate.

Are you scientifically literate? Take the quiz

From the Christian Science Monitor: You may have an opinion on climate change, evolution education, stem-cell research, and science funding. But do you have the facts to back up your opinion? This quiz will test your basic scientific literacy.
Cover of the Summer 2012 EdLife Magazine

University of Missouri: EdLife, Summer 2012

The latest edition of EdLife from the University of Missouri features an insightful article on how Troy Sadler's video game is transforming the teaching of science. As stated in the article, Mission Biotech "uses accurate labs, real viruses and plausible scenarios to make science come alive" for high school students.
Let's Solve This: National Math and Science Initiative

Let’s Solve This: National Math and Science Initiative

It's encouraging to see a huge corporation like ExxonMobil throw their support behind the National Math and Science Initiative. After all, it's huge companies like ExxonMobil that depend on bright, young minds to maintain their relevancy in the marketplace.
A student standing in front of the periodic table of elements.

Report: 8th-grade students still lag in science

One of the main catalysts behind the creation of Innovate Kentucky was the fact that American students are lagging behind the rest of the world in math and science. A recent article from ECN Magazine claims that seven out of 10 of eighth-graders are not considered proficient in science.
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