News reports say that 11 of the 12 game balls used by the New England Patriots in their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts were deflated, showing about 2 pounds per square inch (psi) less pressure than the 13 psi required by the rules, so it seems that the most bizarre sports scandal of recent memory is real.
Exciting things are always happening in the STEM world! Click on the news stories listed below to learn more.
Amazon on Thursday released a tool meant to help educators and writers publish e-textbooks.
At Woolslair Elementary in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, building robots is a popular after school activity.
On this particular day, students gather around a long, rectangular whiteboard spread across the floor. Some tinker with last minute adjustments to their 4-wheeled bots. Others practice driving, using the remote control to steer and spin the bots around.
Parents concerned that their kids’ iOS games could be tracking their behavior have a new tool to find good content.
Students Design Systems to feed cities IN the Future
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17, 2015— The Ellis School’s team of middle school students won first place honors in today’s Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition, sponsored by Carnegie Science Center and DiscoverE.
Google today released what it calls “a guide to activating technology in schools” as part of its education efforts. Intended to assist teachers and IT administrators, Google says the new guide based on what other schools processes provides schools with the following frameworks to bring the web into the classroom.
Chartiers Valley High School is one of three finalists for the Florida Educational Technology Conference STEM Excellence Awards.
“It gives us a lot of affirmation that we are going in the right direction,” said Leslie Fields, coordinator of Chartiers Valley School District initiatives. “It is a nod to a lot of hard work,” she said.
‘INTERSECTIONS’ WORKSHOP EMPHASIZES TEAMWORK
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6, 2015 — Local middle and high school students will work together this weekend to transform their ideas about scientific topics into videos – in just a few hours – during Carnegie Science Center’s Digital Video SMASH JAM Workshop. The intensive workshop, held on Saturday, Jan.
These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet. What does 2015 hold for the year in this fast-moving sector?
Still searching for some gift ideas? Robot Turtles, the “first board game for little programmers,” might be a good gift idea to keep those idle little hands busy.
Developed by Seattle software entrepreneur Dan Shapiro, it is reportedly the “most backed board game in Kickstarter history,” raising $630,000 and shipping 25,000 first editions.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials.
Earlier this year Verizon launched #InspireHerMind, a campaign that focuses on the importance of closing the gender gap in STEM.
Proponents of stronger computer science and programming courses in schools generally focus on the usefulness of those skills in today’s world. Some argue that computer programming should be offered instead of a foreign language requirement, while others say it’s crucial to engineering and robotics. Rarely is coding considered a complement to the English curriculum. But what if learning to code could also make students better writers?
But praising their intelligence can make them feel even more insecure. A self-esteem expert offers a way out of the conundrum.
“MAGIC WORDS” offer discount, important message.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2014 – Parents and educators may already know how important math and science are to students’ future careers. But “math” and “science” are also part of an important phrase that can help families save on admission to Carnegie Science Center during SciTech Days.
Hardly a week passes without a news story that touts the benefits of studying a STEM field. There is little doubt that majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline can lead to a cushy gig at a buzz worthy tech company with great perks. In the next decade, President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology predicts that there will be one million technical job openings in the United States.
Chevron Corp. today said $20 million will be poured into a new initiative to improve education and technical training for the region’s workforce.
The Appalachia Partnership Initiative will focus on boosting skills in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math to better prepare students for jobs in the energy and manufacturing sectors.
Lancaster – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today visited Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster to kick off the statewide Governor’s Jobs1st STEM Competition: Building a Stronger Pennsylvania.