STEM

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce today but hold only a quarter of the science and engineering jobs. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of …

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Dr Sheila Donegan named National Businesswoman of the Year in STEM

The Maths Week Ireland co-founder was recognised for her contributions to the promotion of STEM in Ireland. On Monday (30 September), it was announced that Maths Week Ireland co-founder Dr Sheila Donegan has been honoured with the Network Ireland National Businesswoman of the Year Award in STEM. Donegan, who is also the director of Calmast …

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Why efforts to get kids into STEM could be making education inequality worse

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a priority for governments around the world. For example, the UK’s current commitment to increasing investment in research and development to 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027 means that we need to train 260,000 more researchers to carry out this work. There has long been a perceived …

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Biotech Company 3D-Prints a Miniature Human Heart From Stem Cells

It’s not science fiction anymore: 3D-printing a human heart is now a reality. A company called Biolife4D has developed the technology to print human cardiac tissue by collecting blood cells from a patient and converting these cells to a type of stem cell called Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells. The technology could eventually be used …

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Sphero Scores with Two Robot Kits to Hone Kids’ STEM and Soccer Skills

Sphero knows how to make STEM programming fun, and the company’s latest robotics kits are no exception. Kids can find their STEM inspiration through sports using the new soccer-themed robotic kit, which contains a mini robotic ball that looks just like a soccer ball. Sphero also is releasing a comprehensive mini kit with a variety …

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Building Strong Women and Communities in STEM Industries

Only two or three decades ago, the trend in both primary and secondary schools was to offer boys metal shop, and girls home economics. It was assumed that the boys would need to know how to fix a car engine as adults, and the girls would need to maybe sew something. If you were a …

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Swift shifts in marketing spend aren’t enough to stem the Amazonian tide

After decades of trying to fill their brands’ proverbial leaky buckets — continually flooding them with new customers won through acquisition dollars instead of plugging the holes with retention spend — marketers are finally turning the tide. According to a recent Gartner survey of CMOs, marketing leaders are now allocating two-thirds of their budgets toward customer …

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The Untold Story Behind the Quest to Train 100,000 STEM Teachers

Talia Milgrom-Elcott went to Harvard Law School with the idea of making the world a better place. An early role model was Charles Nesson, a professor at Harvard who devoted his career to defending the downtrodden. One of his cases, involving a famous lawsuit, even became the subject of a hit feature film, A Civil …

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