The Answer Sheet: STEM

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014

The science behind figure skating, the half pipe and other Olympic sports

Videos explain the engineering behind the half pipe, the physics behind figure skating, and more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  STEM

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 06/16/2013

How one father helped educate his engineering daughter

A college student talks about the influence her engineering dad had on her education.

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Tags:  Influences, STEM

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Obama hosts young inventors at 2013 White House Science Fair

Some 100 students from more than 40 states are attending the 2013 White House Science Fair, which began today with President Obama hosting the initiative designed to stress the importance of the STEM subjects.

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Tags:  A Link To Watch It, STEM subjects, Stresses STEM Subjects, White House Science Fair, You Can Watch It

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Yes, students should take chemistry. Here’s why

A doctoral student rebuts a post that said students shouldn't take chemistry if they don't want to: "People don't have to become scientists if they don't want to, but they should have a fundamental understanding of scientific concepts. That way, people like myself need not be terrified that an ignorant public will vote to slash funding for scientific research and understanding. That way, iconic moments such as the landing of Curiosity on Mars will not be overshadowed in viewership by shows such as Honey Boo Boo."

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Curriculum, STEM

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Math class: What’s the right order?

In what order should students take math? Should Geometry come before or after Algebra II? Here are some of the ways schools around the country are experimenting.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Math | Tags:  STEM, algebra 1, algebra 2, algebra II, calculus, geometry, high school, high school math, math classes, order of math class, pre-caculus

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 10/26/2010

In STEM era, humanities get new attention

Given all the attention STEM-related subjects get, you could be forgiven for thinking that math, science, technology and engineering are the only things college students can take. In this STEM era, the humanities are getting new attention at colleges and universities.

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Categories:  Curriculum, Curriculum | Tags:  STEM, brandeis university, engineering degrees, humanities, iran, mandel center, math education, new york times editorial, president obama, science fair, social sciences, south korea, stem education, the humanities, university of connecticut, university of pittsburgh, white house

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/23/2010

Why aren’t there more women in STEM?

A new report says that social and environmental factors still play the biggest role in the gender gap in science and engineering fields.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Science, Science, Science, Science | Tags:  AAUW report, gender gap in STEM