January 08, 2010
MONTGOMERY, AL - President Barrack Obama announced Monday that he intends to nominate an Alabama State University alumni to the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation says officials from ASU.
December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009--National Science Foundation-- Seven institutions received funding in fiscal year 2009 through Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I3-an effort intended to link institutions' existing National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded projects in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to leverage their collective strengths. Awards were for up to $1.25 million over four years.
October 22, 2009
NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for 80 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.
September 29, 2009
Education Week--By Sean Cavanagh --Every school year, teachers across the country set out to make the work of scientists understandable and appealing to students, who might otherwise find it indecipherable and dull.
September 25, 2009
Education Week Magazine--By Kathleen Kenedy Manzo--Philadelphia--As it was conceived, the School of the Future was to be a study in contrast to the typical big-city high school.
September 23, 2009
(Media-Newswire.com) - In the mathematical sciences field, it's hard enough attracting talented students into graduate school. But drawing underrepresented students into mathematics doctoral programs is almost as hard.
September 16, 2009
Eurekalert--Contact: Denis Medeirosemail@example.com--Kansas State University--Kansas State University has been awarded $1.1 million to renew its successful Kansas Bridges to the Bachelor's program. Because of the program's success, the National Institutes of Health has extended funding for five years. For the past six years, K-State has partnered with Kansas City Kansas Community College, Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan., Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College and Seward County Community College in Liberal to build "bridges" for students to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in the bio-behavioral or biomedical sciences.
September 11, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $396,648 grant to St. Philip’s College to help the school recruit, retain and educate more minority students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
September 10, 2009
Education Week --By Sean Cavanagh--Engineering studies, or lessons on how products are designed and built, have the potential to bolster student engagement and understanding in math and science, despite the topic’s relatively modest and undefined presence in the nation’s schools.
September 09, 2009
Do you have an innovative solution to protect the environment? Planet Connect can help make it happen!
Planet Connect is a new online network for High School students to learn about the environment plus green college and career options.
September 04, 2009
September 4, 2009 ( PowerHomeBiz.com ) - The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), today announced a sweeping plan that would create greater opportunities for students to receive engineering degrees and bolster American competitiveness in science-related professions.
September 01, 2009
Mathematic Association of America--David Bressoud--September 2009--On Tuesday, September 22, I will be joining Sylvia Bozeman of Spelman College and Carlos Castillo-Chavez of Arizona State University to appear before the Congressional Diversity and Innovation Caucus to make a presentation on "Diversity and the Future of STEM: Filling the Undergraduate Mathematics Education Pipeline."
September 01, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ---The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, released the results of an informal survey of its members to gauge their views on the current state of science education. More than 3,500 science education professionals from across the country answered questions about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), national assessments, professional development and other areas that affect science education.
August 31, 2009
The American Geological Institute (AGI) invites you to take part in Earth Science Week 2009! Being held October 11-17, Earth Science Week 2009 will encourage people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences.
August 24, 2009
Education Week is holding a web chat about mobile technology use in classrooms. Because of their low cost and ubiquity, an increasing number of educators are considering the use of mobile devices, such as cellphones, netbooks, GPS systems, digital recorders, and MP3 players, in the classroom.
August 24, 2009
After struggling with poor fundamentals, a majority of high school students opt out of math and science courses beyond the required basics. College students do not matriculate into science, technology, engineering or math-related fields, and as a result, fewer professionals are entering the workforce as scientists, health care providers and other science or math-related professions.
August 20, 2009
PolarTREC - a program of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) - pairs K-12 teachers with researchers to improve science education through authentic polar research experiences.
August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009--Greencastle, Ind. — Depauw University--Local high school science scholars with their sights set on becoming first generation college students will benefit from a new program at DePauw University, made possible by a National Science Foundation grant. NSF has awarded $552,000 to DePauw for support of the Percy Lavon Julian Scholarship program.
August 17, 2009
by MICHELLE J. NEALY--Aug 17, 2009--Once a beacon of hope for thousands of Black students denied access to higher education by predominantly White institutions, historically Black colleges and universities have educated generations of Black scientists, doctors, lawyers, educators and social activists. But today, these institutions face serious challenges. Questions of relevance have reached a fever pitch as today’s Black colleges work to address declining enrollment, low graduation rates and financial instability. Despite the challenges, however, HBCUs for many Black students – and others – remain the last best hope of succeeding in the higher education arena. As the age-old debate for and against Black colleges rages on, Diverse has identified five threats facing HBCUs and five opportunities that could define their futures.
August 07, 2009
ARCUS/ PolarTrec Expeditions--Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.