Posts Tagged "education"

Girls Are Beating Boys in Tech and Engineering at School

In news that could (hopefully) bode well for increasing the number of women in STEM fields in the future, eighth grade girls outperformed eighth grade boys on a national test measuring engineering and technology literacy. The exam, called the National

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A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — One robot slammed into some blocks and nearly fell to the floor. Another sideswiped a wall. Yet another spun in dizzying circles. So when the robot built by students from an all-girls school finally navigated the twists

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Educators Discuss Integrating STEM Education Throughout Curricula

BALTIMORE–Science, technology, engineering and math, better known as the STEM fields, need to be integrated throughout a child’s education to be most effective. That was the the key takeaway at the “Shattering Silos: Implementing Interdisciplinary Learning” breakout session at the

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Make STEM education exciting and engaging

Education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a priority for policymakers that want the United States to remain competitive in these fields. While this discussion has gone on for some time, the rapid pace of technological advancement makes

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Tech Helps Disabled Students Soar at Jersey City School

Jonn Villanueva sat inside his Jersey City school with his wheelchair next to his computer and dictated a new chapter of his creative-writing assignment. Mr. Villanueva, a 20-year-old student at the A. Harry Moore School, has muscular dystrophy, a condition

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Lessons from the world’s largest robotics competition

Tens of thousands of roaring fans, intense competitors slugging it out, the sound of metal on metal. This, my friends, is what I’m talking about. Robotics competitions may sound nerdy, but they’re coming of age as a new generation of

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Robot Lessons Help Sick Children Learn Math

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fifth-grader Grayson Zrelak crouches over a pint-sized robot in his Longwood dining room and frowns. The bot looks like a tiny Mars rover and is supposed to follow a strip of blue tape along the floor,

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Robotics-based intelligent therapy for stroke victims

Rana Soltani and Amin Zeiaee, both second-year Ph.D. students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, are developing an intelligent rehabilitation device that will provide automated therapy to stroke patients to expedite their recovery. Sungtae Shin, a

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New technology education program aims to recruit minority middle school boys

A new technology education program at the University of the District of Columbia will help 100 minority middle school boys learn 3-D modeling and app development and will expose them to future career opportunities in the tech sector. The Verizon

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Educators weave technology into curriculum

The days of chalkboards and textbooks may be fading, but educators say students are experiencing more than ever before. Thanks to evolving technology, Sue Schwoerer’s third-grade students at Olympia North Elementary School in Danvers have spoken face-to-face with an oceanographer

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