Technical Education, STEM and Embracing On-the-Job Learning

The U.S. News and World Report – Alan Neuhauser “Giving students the opportunity to enter the workforce — and blurring boundaries between academic education and technical training — can not only help shepherd more workers to technical fields, but also make...

Spanish-Language Spelling Bees Catch On Around the U.S.

Education Week – Jacob Bell “The nation’s best spellers—en Español—will go head-to-head later this month in Albuquerque, N.M., to battle for the national championship title in the Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, or the National Spanish Spelling...

Girls and STEM: How We Can Up the Numbers

The Huffington Post – Beth Cone Kramer “Drew Jarvis, daughter of 2015 National Hall of Fame Inductee and blood bank pioneer Dr. Charles Drew, shares America needs STEM professionals and that there are plenty of places at the table for women who want to...

Educators hope U. engineering camp sparks girls’ interest

Deseret News – Nkoyo Iyamba “Hundreds of high school-age girls are attending an engineering camp this summer at the University of Utah. It’s just one way to get more girls interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The...

10-Year-Old Wins National Chemistry Challenge

Education Week – Jessica Brown “An Ohio 10-year-old made history this week, by becoming the youngest student ever to win the national You Be The Chemist Challenge. Daniel Liu, a 7th grader at Ottawa Hills Junior High School in Ottawa Hills, Ohio, took home...

Let’s Get Engaged: Encouraging Kids To Embrace STEM Studies

Forbes – Karl Gouverneur “According to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of U.S. high school students are both proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career. To meet the numbers of new workers this country will demand—both in...