Jasmine Hall , Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Megan Prass, Gelsey Jian and Heritage Weems are 11th grade students from South River High School in Edgewater, MD, who share a drive and passion for technology. When their course loads allow, they join competitions, whether it is building a robot or entering a project in the science fair. While this might not seem “typical” for girls in high school, they are not alone. Their school is home to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program that offers chances for both girls and boys to excel in STEM fields.
How Technology Transformed One Struggling School in the Bronx
Just a year ago, the tiny Bronx Academy of Promise charter school was struggling to keep its doors open. Given a Grade F rating from the New York City Department of Education in 2011, it was on the verge of closure, jeopardizing the futures of more than 300 elementary and middle school students.
Thanks to VILS training, teachers at Assabet Vocational High School engage students in an entirely new way.
Alexia Forhan helped bring cutting-edge technology to Assabet Vocational High School in Marlborough, Massachusetts and helped push her students to new heights — all because of a fight over a phone.
During the past school year, Forhan saw two students on the verge of a hallway fight. Tempers flared, but a simple threat shut down the fight: “I’m going to take your phone and crush it,” said one. The student with the phone immediately backed down.
High tech lessons spark passion and confidence at Niemes Elementary School
Meg Jimenez knew that education was changing, and she was determined to propel Niemes Elementary School into the technological age. As a member of the first 12 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Jimenez, principal of the Cerritos, California school, was prepared to help her teachers adapt the way they taught. New tools would require a new approach. But what she came to learn was that new technology did more than change the lessons. It changed the kids.
Some new initiatives indicate that social networking and crowd-sourcing can be effective tools in the fight to preserve the planet’s species, with the help of science and technology.
For example, a consortium known as International Barcode of Life (iBOL) invites citizens around the world to gather samples to help universities, natural history museums and research institutes to create a database of species. With the samples, scientists can identify them by sequencing a section of its DNA, known as barcoding.
Company teams with more than 35 universities in 20 countries
NEW YORK, January 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Accenture today launched its Future Technology Leaders initiative, a global effort to support undergraduate interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and increase both the number of students with STEM degrees and their employability.
IT companies are making enterprise technology available to citizen projects that could benefit both the environment and business
Sujeevan Ratnasingham is on a race to identify all living species on earth. With the tally anywhere between 10 million to 100 million – and one-third estimated to become extinct by the next century – it's a Herculean task in the least.
Boeing & NMSI name Aberdeen High School as NMSI School of the Year
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Boeing is proud to give the students at Aberdeen High School a head start in STEM-related careers through our partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the creation of jobs that require a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) background will grow by 17 percent over the next 10 years. These jobs will outpace general job creation, which will only grow at a rate of 9.8 percent.