Education secretary highlights importance of STEM
From Valley Central: U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Rio Grande Valley to speak to students at Student Leadership Day at HESTEC in Edinburg. Duncan highlighted the importance of STEM education and reminded students that technology helps mold the future.
Scientists Successfully Create Brain-to-Brain Link
In a University of Washington experiment, subjects played a 20 Questions–style game through a direct brain-to-brain connection. The results? Amazing.
Water on Mars? NASA set for big announcement
NASA's big press conference today appears to be a confirmation of periodically flowing water on the surface of Mars.
Would virtual reality classrooms help STEM education?
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has called for "Internet-based virtual-reality classrooms where we can put the very best teachers in front of a million students." Do you think this approach would give STEM education a boost?
Drones increasingly becoming common part of education
Nebraska educators are using drones for STEM: "It just seemed to be an incredibly compelling way of engaging students, specifically in STEM concepts."
STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum
Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz argue in their Education Week commentary that STEM education is not a narrow focus on four subjects. Rather, it is an integration of subjects and perspectives.