Minneapolis Students Flock To Classrooms On Spring BreakWhile most kids are on Spring Break having fun in the sun, some are spending their days in a classroom. More than 4,000 Minneapolis Public School students opted to spend their time off attending "Spring Break Academy," a week-long adventure hosted at more than two dozen schools.
Middle School Shop Class Transformed Into High-Tech STEM LabFrom tinkering with robots, designing and building bridges to testing green energy, you might think you're at the Science Museum. But the new and improved shop class in Litchfield Middle School is giving students the chance to learn high-tech skills they can someday use in real-world jobs.
Students Test Out Careers In Science, Math During STEM ExpoThousands of middle school students spent Wednesday with robots and rockets as part of the STEM Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM EducationAfter school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
‘Youth CareerConnect' Grants Fund STEM Focused ProgramsCareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A DifferenceWith their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.
Engineering A Love For Science In KidsKevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training ProgramsMore than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
State Fair STEM Program’s Goal? Get The Family Interested In Science The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.
Urban League Honoring Woman For Breaking Barriers, Becoming A ScientistThe Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League's annual gala.
Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student AthletesDot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She's in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she's trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.