math and science education
Our message to parents of girls: keep close watch on them in middle school and DON'T let them give up easily. Your ability
I hear it every day from my own students. "You don't teach us," they mutter under their breath, or sometimes brazenly out loud. "No one gets this," individual students remark beneficently on behalf of everyone. And so I struggle. Every day. Every class. Every interaction.
There's a belief in the United States that there are two types of people -- those who are good at math, and those who aren't. And yet, studies have shown very few, if any, genetic differences between a strong mathematician and someone "not good at math."
Thomas Edison's Secret Lab: Secret Lab Meeting is a fun, educational adventure that had me humming songs about science for
Conversations with William Winter: on education, racism, millennials' obligation to social justice, and Mississippi's place in America
I had long known of his legacy, but I first, personally, met Governor Winter two years ago, shortly after I returned from graduate school to my home, Mississippi.
As a female math major, I am all for minorities and women in STEM, but I feel like voicing out about the complexities with this issue and why it's far from a straightforward fix. So, while mathematics strives for simplicity and directness, the problems with getting more women and minorities involved in this subject is far from simple or straightforward.
Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers
It's no secret there is an incredible middle-skills jobs gap right now, with not enough qualified workers to fill open positions in the U.S., especially in STEM fields, energy and manufacturing industries.
Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.
Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.
I can honestly -- and naively -- say that it never once occurred to me that I couldn't grow up to be anything I wanted. It wasn't until I started my current role that I realized that a woman who was encouraged to pursue STEM as a child can be a rare thing indeed.
A new set of science standards released by Achieve, an educational nonprofit, could transform American science education -- if politicians can keep their distance. The "Next Generation Science Standards" took two years to create, and are the result of a drafting committee of 41 members -- including Nobel Prize laureates, National Research Council members, science education researchers and standards and policy experts.
The "Next Generation Science Standards" took two years to create, and are the result of a drafting committee of 41 members