Thanks to a fully funded DonorsChoose project, Mrs. McNair is now able to use styrofoam pool noodles to teach her students about chromosomes Read more
Findings from the Student Research Foundation’s Research into Engineering Careers . . .
In this and upcoming blog posts, we will take a close look at how members of Generation Z are preparing for their careers. Each of our posts about Gen Z will focus on one study. Read more
How Mrs. Carnahan’s “More Power to Learn Science” Project Nurtured Her Students’ STEM Skills
Sometimes classrooms are lacking all kinds of sophisticated technology to teach STEM skills – expensive equipment like whiteboards, 3D printers, and computers. But that is not always the case. When Mrs. Carnahan, a grade 9-12 science teacher at Infinity Early College High School in Potter, Texas, looked around her classroom with open eyes, she saw that what her students really needed were simple power strips and long extension cords, so they could keep their laptops charged up in class. Read more
Research Partner Profile . . . the American Association of Physics Teachers
The Student Research Foundation is proud to have established research partnerships with a number of outstanding educational organizations and foundations. Read more
Many new technologies have changed the world over the last 30-40 years. The Internet was one. Smartphones, cloud storage, social networking, computer simulations, and graphing calculators are only a few others.
But despite those changes, elementary-school kids still make some of the classic statements about their dreams that they were making 30, 40 or more years ago. From a practical perspective, the following statements offer educators opportunities to capitalize on student interests and direct them to STEM studies that align with their goals. Read more
Many high school students have discovered that robots are fun. Some students build combat robots and enter them in slam-bang competitions. Others join high school robotics clubs and build peace-loving robots. Still other students build robots at home. Read more
Are You Teaching a Course on Cybersecurity?
With more and more American colleges offering courses about cybercrime and letting students major in the subject, you would think that American businesses will soon be able to protect their systems and data with ironclad reliability. Read more
PayScale’s Salary Report Shows Earning Potential for Engineering Careers
When you start to look at Best Schools for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential, a report from PayScale, the first thing you are apt to think is, “Boy, an awful lot of American colleges and universities offer engineering degrees today.” And a lot of them do. The PayScale report, in fact, offers salary data for graduates of no fewer than 409 American institutions that offer undergraduate engineering degrees. Read more