Obama honored at FIRST NYC gala Nonprofit reaffirms commitment to closing STEM equity gap

FIRST, the Manchester-based organization whose mission it is to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, used its third annual fund-raising gala to reassert its commitment to addressing what it calls the STEM equity gap. To highlight is commitment, the organization awarded its “Make It Loud” award to former President Obama, for …

How The San Francisco 49ers Are Using Football To Expand STEM Education In The Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley is known as the world epicenter of the tech industry. Yet, when the San Francisco 49ers relocated to Santa Clara to begin playing at Levi’s Stadium, the team was surprised to learn that a mere three-percent of high school students in the Santa Clara school system passed the AP Calculus examination. Since …

The Students

THE STUDENTS The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College July 6 – December 31, 2017 The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College (MEC) presents The Students: A Study of Color and Light works by Donovan Nelson. This is the inaugural in a 5-year series of exhibitions designed to present contemporary art …

In face of shortage, California colleges to shrink time to become a math teacher

To entice more students to become math teachers — and ease a chronic shortage in California classrooms —  four state universities  will offer preparation programs considerably shortening the time it takes to get a teaching credential. Cal State Los Angeles, San Jose State, San Diego State and Fresno State have each received state grants of approximately …

Your STEM degree could save your life: If you use it to start a fire

A study carried out earlier this year indicates that college graduates are finding the job market increasingly difficult to crack. Several fields of study, including computer science and the arts, are proving degrees don’t carry the clout they used to. Career site Zippia used US Census information to estimate the unemployment rate in people aged 22-25, …

Is Technology Really Going to Destroy More Jobs Than Ever Before?

No Need To Panic You’ve probably heard that a robot is going to take your job. It’s an oft-repeated refrain, heralded in article headlines and speeches from luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. Some experts predict that anywhere from 38 to 57 percent of jobs could be automated in the next few decades, depending on who you ask, and …

Mastercard bringing STEM education opportunities to 200,000 girls by 2020

Mastercard recently set a goal to reach 200,000 girls ages 10-13 around the world with its signature Girls4Tech program by 2020. The commitment was made as the company kicked off a global marathon of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workshops in celebration of the International Day of the Girl. According to the World Economic …

Next week: Hear from the educator bringing hip-hop to STEM education

  In order to better engage with students in the classroom, teachers in urban communities need to understand the context they live in. That’s the main push from educator, author and speaker Chris Emdin, who’s coming to Philly as part of the ExCITe Center’s Learning Innovation Series on Oct. 24. Emdin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science …

Tech companies support Trump’s STEM education plan (updated)

The president also directed Betsy DeVos to prioritize STEM and computer science education. Yesterday, Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum that directed the Secretary of Education to prioritize STEM and computer science education. The directive includes establishing a goal to put $200 million per year towards expanding this type of education in K-12 programs and higher education …