With the help of some graduate students, 50 high school students designed and built a small satellite, recently launched into space.
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.
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.
Some prominent universities – MIT, Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, among them — recruited faculty volunteers for six-weeks of mentoring students online.
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.
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.
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.
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.