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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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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

National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week

For more on Discover Engineering in Greater Philadelphia, visit: http://www.DiscoverEngPhila.org This is the website for students, parents, educators interested in learning more about Engineering. It also allows groups to promote their programs for students in […]

02/19/2013

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University Faculty Mentors Science Students Online

Some prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.

10/01/2012

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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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Is School Work Too Easy?

Nearly one-third of 8th grade math students nationwide report that their math work is often or always too easy and almost a third of those in 8th grade read less than 5 pages a day or write lengthy answers to test questions.

08/07/2012

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Mentoring: As Good As It Gets

Education Week reports on the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Washington, DC, part of national ACE, which exposes high school students to STEM areas — science, technology, engineering and math.

03/29/2011

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Why Other Countries Beat Us In Science

China ranked first in science in 2009, averaging 73 points more than American kids, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more of our students lose interest in science before college.

03/15/2011