Category Archives: STEM

What You Need to Know about How Failing Could Fix the STEM Pipeline

The pipeline to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has leaks. This leaky STEM pipeline is seen as the reason women and many minorities are underrepresented in STEM careers. Numerous suggestions for how to patch these leaks have included introducing STEM education at a young age, relying on curricula that emphasize hands-on learning… Continue Reading

This Is How the Latest Research Could Revolutionize How We Teach Math

Mathematics teaching has changed significantly in recent years. Digital tools for teaching mathematics emphasize problem solving, game playing, and hands-on learning. Also, collaboration and critical thinking have gained importance. Now, the latest research in mathematics education could further revolutionize the way we teach math to children . . . ┬áby having them use their fingers.… Continue Reading

Students Excel on National Technology and Engineering Exam

In recent years, many educators have designed special programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for middle school students. For example, one exciting STEM initiative in North Carolina brings middle school students on a tour of local businesses and academic institutions focused on STEM fields. Efforts such as these seem to be paying… Continue Reading

3 Young Women Earn Top STEM Honors at the 2019 ISEF: What You Need to Know

One of the most prominent sponsors of educational programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is Intel. The company sponsors a mobile Tech Learning Lab that has traveled the United States bringing high-tech STEM education to students. Intel also sponsors the renowned International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). In 2019, three of the top… Continue Reading

Hands-on Agricultural Experiences and STEM: What You Need to Know

Hands-on Agricultural Experiences and STEM: What You Need to Know

The most effective lesson plans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education are interactive, meaning they provide opportunities for hands-on learning. In this kind of education, students learn through experience, rather than passively absorbing information. One US city has taken a unique direction with experiential and interactive learning in STEM. In Birmingham, Alabama, seven… Continue Reading