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World’s Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In Philadelphia This September

It’s called TEACH FLEET, and its purpose is to get LEGO-loving kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

08/28/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

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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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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

08/27/2014

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The Importance Of STEM In Higher Education

Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is Crucial

Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.

08/27/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

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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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Chester County School Unveils New Multimillion Dollar Science Center

The Westtown School in Chester County will take the wraps off its new multimillion dollar science center Saturday afternoon during a Science Day at its 600-acre campus just outside West Chester.

04/12/2014

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Author Suggests STEM Employers Change Their Ways In Order To Gain Young Workers

The challenges of juggling work and home life are well-known to a lot of us but a study suggests that they are particularly acute in science fields.

02/22/2014

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Hundreds of Students Attend Drexel University Tech Career Fair

Representatives from 120 employers from across the region and beyond gathered résumés and spoke with students face-to-face about co-op positions and fulltime jobs as they approach graduation.

02/20/2014

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High Schoolers Create Satellite

With the help of some graduate students, 50 high school students designed and built a small satellite, recently launched into space.

12/02/2013

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Philadelphia Students Compete at 10th Annual PAIU Regional Science Fair

The School District of Philadelphia is hosting students from 33 high schools and middle schools in our area for an annual computer fair and competition.

03/22/2013

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