We are already passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but what's the best way to spark that fire in the next generation? How can we help them become the innovative machine builders and control engineers of the future? "STEM to the Core" explores the initiatives and ignites the debate about how to do STEM right. Join the conversation.
PBS offers educational programs to the public and it also offers programming that encourages children to be interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). PBS's various programs (Nova, Nature, Cyberchase, Curious George and Sid the Science Kid) are encouraging children to choose STEM careers.
It all starts with TOYS! Debbie Sterling Lewis, inventor, engineer, and CEO of GoldieBlox, says that she felt she needed to do something to encourage young girls to go into the engineering field. Right now 89% of professionals in engineering are male, yet 50% of the world population is female.
Better educating our youth in STEM may be the key to staffing the 600,000 unfilled manufacturing positions in the United States. Microsoft urged Congress to increase the focus on STEM subjects not only to improve education, but also to better prepare the skilled workforce and make American firms more competitive.
When I was growing up most of the Legos I played with were meant for boys. They only came in boy colors or in set packages to build cars, planes, spaceships, battle scenes and such gender-specific objects.
The future of the American economy is in the hands of our children. Yet, right now we have to make sure we educate children well in order to ensure the future of the country - and why not the world as well.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Griffin-Spalding County School System a five-year, $7.3 million grant to enhance middle and high school education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The project is called Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping Integrated to Unlock Potential (AMP-IT-UP).
The Washington Post interviews Bobak Fedowsi, NASA mission controller, via web cam. The Post asks 'Mokawk Guy" how he plans to use his recently acquired fame to motivate future generations to get interested in science. See what he has to say.
The Mars Science Lab successfully delivered the car-sized Curiosity rover to the surface of the red planet at 1:32 a.m. EDT. NASA's $2.5-billion mission involved the work of more than 5,000 people from 37 states. Curiosity is expected to revolutionize deep-space science, not only searching for indications that Mars is...