The latest in national STEM news:
- African-American Teens Missing Out on Digital Innovation (Education Week)
- African-American students embrace computers as integral to their futures, but they may be missing out on key opportunities to learn to code, develop apps and software, and innovate with technology, concludes a new national survey.
- Study: Interest in STEM Fuels Growth in Number of International Students in U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
- Engineering was the most popular field among international students in 2015-2016, a new report shows.
- New Survey Focuses on Best Practices in STEM Teacher Training, Retention (Education Week)
- 100Kin10, a nonprofit comprised of a network of organizations that are working to recruit, train, and retain 100,000 highly qualified STEM teachers by 2021, released its Annual Partner Survey, which found that the best programs that are training and developing STEM teachers focus on content such as the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core math, and how to teach that content.
- The Key To America’s Future? Science (NPR)
- In a commentary for NPR, Marcelo Glesier, professor of natural philosophy, physics and astronomy, and director of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth College, argues that America’s might is crucially dependent on its scientific base.
Check out the latest research and reports in the STEM field:
- Diplomas that Matter: Ensuring Equity of Opportunity for Students with Disabilities (Achieve and National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO))
- Infographic: How today’s students learn science (NGSS@NSTA Hub)