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The Future of STEM

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How to Improve Science Education: Ideas from Professors, Scientists, and Students

October 29th, 2013

by Monica Fuglei When asked what they want to be when they grow up, young students choose a wide variety of careers, from doctor or veterinarian (I wanted to be a marine biologist) to writer, artist, or teacher. As they grow, their …

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One Man’s Drive to Bring STEM to Disadvantaged Students

October 18th, 2013

Growing up as a foster kid in New York City, Kalimah Priforce wanted to see more and do more. A part of his 8-year-old brain believed that the more he was exposed to, the better his chances. “You emulate what you see,” …

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Teaching STEM with LEGO Education

January 18th, 2012

If you have looked at my work with www.mindsurfers.org or follow me on Twitter, you know that I came to STEM education through my affiliation with LEGO Education. For over 30 years, LEGO Education has been an innovator in the education field, …

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STEM and Girls: The Gender Gap

January 1st, 2012

Getting girls involved with STEM learning has been a constant challenge for educators and a concern for policy makers for a number of years. Belinda Palmer, in her blog post for Fast Company, renewed the call for more focus on supporting girls’ …

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STEM Education Is A Critical Path To Success

December 19th, 2011

If you read the newspaper or follow the blogosphere, you cannot help but notice that STEM education is a front-and-center issue these days, a subject resonating in the classroom and the boardroom, as well as in the Oval Office. President Obama, in …

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