Robot conference shows need for STEM education
As many Americans are scrambling to file their tax returns this week, thousands of high school students from across the country will gather in Louisville to tax their brains and scramble to beat the competition. The 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship — an annual four-day competition — will bring together more than 800 teams and 15,000 students from the U.S. and more than two dozen countries. Students will bring their strategically built robots — representing nearly a year of designing and fine-tuning — to compete for the world title.
The Most Secretive Book in History
A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful code-breaking computers, and been written off as a masterful hoax. Can the hive mind finally unlock its secrets?
Happy “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!”
In fact, today is "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." Since only 14% of American engineers are women, it's important to shine a light on the engineering pathway and provide female role models for women and girls so that they imagine themselves in STEM careers and know they too can succeed.
MOOCs Aim To Strengthen Computer Science And Physics Teaching
From Forbes: When massive open online courses (MOOCs) took off three years ago, many educators had high hopes that these courses could expand and diversify access to education. Early aspirations were soon replaced with criticism: studies showed that MOOCs weren’t reaching those who needed access the most. Further data revealed that completion rates were strikingly low, even among students who intended to complete courses and not just browse or sample lectures.
Small entrepreneurial companies spell big success for Kentucky’s economic development
From Kentucky Living: When the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development brought a group of Kentucky entrepreneurs together with journalists recently, the room seemed packed to bursting with ingenuity.