Latest STEM Education Reports

Recruiting More Women Engineers | Getting Girls Involved in STEM

The classes girls select early in school can affect their career trajectory years down the road. During more than a decade guiding thousands of girls toward science, technology, engineering, and math careers, Tamara Hudgins has seen the influence of early education on young students.

The Ultimate Resource Guide for STEM Students With Autism – UT Austin Boot Camps

In an ideal world, any child who has a passion for science and the will to pursue it would be able to do so. But for countless children with autism, opportunities to explore such interests are often frustratingly few and far between.

Women breaking the glass ceiling in clean energy fields | Choose Energy®

Dr. Chen emphasizes there is still much more work needed to increase female researchers, especially in her field.

Women in STEM & the Gender Gap | Maryville Online

Historically, women have been systematically excluded from higher education. Although we’ve made great progress in opening education to women in recent decades, there is still a great deal of work to be done. This is especially true in the STEM fields, which see a great imbalance of male to female students compared to other college degree programs. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Resources for Women in Computer Technology

Working women have had an interesting relationship with careers in computer science (CS) and information technology (IT) over the last 50 years. The field was dominated by men; then from the 1970s to the mid-1980s, there was a steady increase in women entering the field, then a leveling off, and then a decline.

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STEM Education in the College Affordability Act

Promoting Transformation of Undergraduate STEM Education Workshop Summary Report

AAU released a report of key findings and recommendations resulting from a workshop that convened experts involved in leading, researching, evaluating and funding efforts to transform undergraduate STEM teaching across all sectors of higher education. The February 2019 workshop was designed to identify critical themes necessary to understand when examining both the outcomes and the change process of a reform effort.

ERIC – EJ1201183 – A Meta-Summary of Qualitative Findings about STEM Education, International Journal of Instruction, 2019-Jan

The purpose of this meta-summary study is to determine the preponderance findings about the contribution of STEM education to the dimensions of the science curriculum and the learning-teaching process, its limitations and applicability by bringing together the studies that examine the views of teachers and students participating on STEM education.

State of STEM – STEMconnector

Why Now? Over the last 20 years, the perceived ‘gap in STEM-ready workers’ has been a focus area for employers, educators, job-seekers, students, and more. Despite this, there is still dissonance about the nature and scope of the STEM talent gap.

ERIC – EJ1204301 – Students’ Interest towards STEM: A Longitudinal Study, Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019

Background: Previous studies have reported the impact of integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based programmes on students’ interest towards STEM, however, only few have tracked the longitudinal impact of such programmes across the years. Purpose: This study examined the long-term impact of the “Bitara-STEM: Science of Smart Communities Program” (“Bitara”-STEM) on middle school students’ interest towards STEM.

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Educators and Employers Could Align Efforts to Fill STEM Jobs

Middle-skills STEM workers are in high demand in the oil and natural gas industry, but they need the proper training and credentials. Better collaboration between employers and colleges could bridge the gap between the skills and knowledge employers seek and what instructors emphasize.

Science Investigations and Engineering Design for Grades 6-12 | National Academies

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