STEM

A Diverse Student Body Needs Diverse Approaches to Learning

A Diverse Student Body Needs Diverse Approaches to Learning

No surprise:  research suggests that higher education isn’t a “one-size-fits all” concern.  A recent piece in the Atlantic describes some of the latest thinking in this regard: The results of [a study by Kelly Hogan, a biology professor at the University of North Carolina, and Sarah L. Eddy, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of […]

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Louisiana Creates $40M Fund to Create Incentives for STEM Education

Louisiana Creates $40M Fund to Create Incentives for STEM Education

This from the State Science and Technology Institute: A project underway between IBM and Louisiana State University’s School of Engineering aims to better meet employer needs by tripling the number of computer science graduates in five years. Hoping to generate more partnerships like these, lawmakers approved legislation supported by Gov. Bobby Jindal that allows colleges […]

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Why is there a shortage of STEM majors?

Why is there a shortage of STEM majors?

This is an interesting follow up to yesterday’s post on how to help young men do better academically: The New York Times ran an article recently on the shortage of students in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering & math) in colleges and universities.  Recent research suggests that the problem isn’t that nobody signs up for […]

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