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Newswise: Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Released: 6-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for primary, middle and secondary students from all over the world. It is also an opportunity to include an element of STEM education for so many students in need of enriching curriculum while being away from school due to coronavirus concerns.

Newswise: Steven J. Miller Selected as 2020 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Released: 3-Apr-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Steven J. Miller Selected as 2020 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Steven J. Miller, professor of mathematics at Williams College, has been selected as the 2020 Council on Undergraduate Research-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. The award consists of a plaque and $5,000 for the awardee’s research program and/or undergraduate researchers.

Newswise: Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl
Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Teamwork Triumphs at 2020 Illinois Regional Middle School Science Bowl
Argonne National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Educational Programs and Outreach hosted the 2020 Illinois Regional Science Bowl Competition, where 15 different schools competed in trivia across a wide range of STEM topics.

Released: 23-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Explore Our Virtual Learning STEM Resources
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Did you know that we have free education resources you can use from home to engage students in science? Explore our Science Education Partnership Award Program projects and Pathways resources to find STEM learning opportunities for pre-K through grade 12.

Newswise: The future of Science Hill
Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
The future of Science Hill
University of Georgia

The plan will renovate, rebuild and modernize University of Georgia's STEM research.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Cactus Communications partners with global institutions to address academic mental health
Cactus Communications

The Cactus Foundation global survey on mental health in academia, launched in October 2019 by Cactus Communications, a global scholarly, medical communication, and technology solutions company, has already received over 5,000 responses.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Underrepresented college students benefit more from ‘active learning’ techniques in STEM courses
University of Washington

Switching from passive techniques, such as lectures, to inquiry-based "active learning" methods in college STEM courses has a disproportionate benefit for underrepresented students, which includes low-income students & Latinx, African-American, Native-American, Native-Hawaiian/Pacific-Islander students.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:35 PM EST
Pathways: The Circadian Rhythms Issue
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Scholastic, Inc., have collaborated to bring Pathways, STEM and ELA resources, to educators and students. The third magazine issue and accompanying teaching materials explore circadian rhythms, including how they affect our lives every day and some inspiring scientists who are researching them.

Newswise: IU Kelley School of Business to offer STEM designated MBA degrees in five disciplines
Released: 2-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EST
IU Kelley School of Business to offer STEM designated MBA degrees in five disciplines
Indiana University

To ensure that the Indiana University Kelley School of Business continues to be responsive to the needs of a 21st-century global economy, the school's leadership announced that its Full-Time MBA Program will offer STEM-designated degrees in five disciplines. Beginning with those earning degrees this spring, MBAs with majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and supply chain and operations will carry the extra designation of being Science, Technology, Engineering and Math certified.

Newswise: Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think
27-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think
University of Washington

New research from the University of Washington finds that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge.


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