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 …

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 …

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 …

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Silicon Valley’s $300M donation to STEM education is not what it seems

The largest tech firms are donating $300 million to STEM education. They stand to reap far more than that Many educators cheered the news, announced earlier this week, that a consortium of tech firms had pledged a collective $300 million towards bettering STEM education in the United States. A New York Times article on their donation spoke of it …