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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?

While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.

08/27/2014

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Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?

American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.

08/27/2014

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STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is Crucial

Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.

08/27/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

File photo: Lawrence Technological University online engineering master's degree programs has been ranked as one of the best in the country. (Source: Lawrence Technological University.)

Lawrence Tech Receives $300K STEM Grant

Lawrence Technological University was the only university in Michigan to receive a grant to increase diversity in the STEM disciplines.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2014

Wayne State's Joseph Dunbar

Five Michigan Universities Get NSF Grant To Boost Minority STEM Success

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.32 million grant to five Michigan universities for a project that will increase the academic success of underrepresented minority graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM (science, technology , engineering, and mathematics) fields, as well as women graduate students in gender-imbalanced fields.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2013

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Wayne State’s GO-GIRL STEM Education Program Taking Applications

Wayne State University’s GO-GIRL (Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life) program, designed to help girls build confidence, capacity and career awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, is now accepting applications for the winter 2014 semester.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2013

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

LTU Hosts Nov. 19 Microsoft YouthSpark STEM Education Event

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Detroit area civic and business leaders will meet at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to discuss ways to get more young people involved and active in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2013

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