Category – STEM

September 30, 2014

STEM engagement begins early

There’s no doubt that STEM is a rapidly growing field. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2018, there will be at least 2.4 million jobs in STEM-related fields . While the U.S. lags behind in STEM fields, ranking…

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August 25, 2014

7 Facts to Know about Women and STEM

In light of Maryam Mirzakhani becoming the first female Fields Medal winner this month, we wanted to share seven facts about women’s participation in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. There’s work to do … Although women make up…

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August 22, 2014

Nine Cool Careers That Use Math Skills

Climate patterns like these are predicted by mathematical models. “GOES-West Satellite Eyes Soggy Storm Approaching California” by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is licensed under CC by 2.0 From the fashion runway to the crime scene, math skills transfer to…

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July 2, 2014

Five Ways to Help Children Who Think They Can’t Do Math

We have all heard a child say, “I can’t do math” or “I’m not a math person.” Teamwork can also help children overcome math anxiety. These statements may indicate something more. According to NYU teaching and learning professor Dr. Rose…

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