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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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John Urschel Shined At PSU, Now With Ravens

Former Penn State football player John Urschel showed a great example of how to balance academics and athletics while in college.

07/28/2014

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New Study Points To Problems And Solutions Training Next Generation For Tech Jobs

STEM is one of the buzziest acronyms in education, but there’s a lot to all the talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A new study finds some critical shortfalls in the Philadelphia area, but also points to some solutions.

04/29/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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Top Ways To Celebrate ‘Pi Day’ In Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, we’ll be celebrating Pi Day in some slightly irrational ways, with many more desserts and circular foods than usual.

03/13/2014

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Retailer Pulls Controversial T-shirt From Shelves After Inciting Social Media Firestorm

The girl’s shirt reads, “My Best Subjects” at the top and has boxes checked off next to the words “Shopping,” “Music” and “Dancing.” A box next to the word “Math” is left blank, with the phrase “Well, nobody’s perfect” underneath.

08/07/2013

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Brotherly Love: Teaching Tech To High School Kids

President Obama has been encouraging high school students to major in engineering, science, or math. Now, a group of minority tech professionals has decided to take that one step further by giving weekend lessons to the next generation.

02/19/2013

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Calcul8 App

Ok, yes, Calcul8 is, technically, another calculator app – but instead of worrying about things like square roots, it helps you solve real world math problems quickly.

02/05/2013

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Professor Attempts To Prepare Students For High Tech Future

Many leaders, including Bill Gates, have warned that America is at risk of losing high-tech dominance if we don’t do a better job of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, sometimes called STEM.

08/18/2012

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Author Pens Book On Math And How It Can Be Applied To Sports

If you think the only math you need to know for sports is the score and the spread, think again.

05/26/2012

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Philadelphia PAL Hosts Challenge For Youth Mathletes

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia held its annual Stradley Ronon 24 Math Challenge on Wednesday.

03/08/2012

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Helping Kids Love And Achieve In Math

Khan Academy is a free website that offers ‘startling clear’ mini-lectures on math, combined with software that generates exercises, feedback and encouragement inspired by the video-game world.

10/03/2011

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