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Can STEM Education Help Create Jobs in Developing Nations?

Yes, STEM can have a substantial impact on moving people in developing countries out of poverty. Developing countries working to educate the next generation in STEM receive many benefits from these classes as students receive valuable experience and skills that translate to the workforce. Unfortunately, setting up STEM lessons and classes can be difficult because of monetary costs, finding teachers, and moving past traditions.

Obinna Ukwuani, a MIT graduate, started the first STEM school in Nigeriain 2012. The program is a robotics academy geared towards ...

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Siemens STEM Day Acts as Catalyst for Increasing STEM Activities in Classroom

Last month, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education launched Siemens STEM Day – an innovative and augmented version of the Siemens Science Day website, including a new K-12 online STEM experience. Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are the leading investors in digitally utilized STEM education programs in the K-12 classrooms. The advanced Siemens STEM Day now provides high school resources intended on supporting STEM curriculum and institution with digital content as well as 130 original elementary and middle school activities.

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Explore, Adventure, & Experience: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Virtual Reality is becoming more and more revolutionary in shaping the future and the way we experience and look at life. The bigger it gets the more influential it is on industries such as education, entertainment, and medicine. Every year VR is adding new, innovative features that increase user functionality and detail. Industry leaders such as Facebook and Google are investing and prioritizing many VR-related projects. One of Google’s projects, the ‘Expedition Pioneer Program’ is focused on providing VR headsets to schools to help ...

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Slum Innovation Project wins Google Rise Award

The Dharavi Diary Project has just received the Google Rise Award for its community based work to help children in slums create solutions through technology. The project was originally started by filmmaker Nawneet Ranjan, who shot a documentary detailing the struggle of living in the slums of Mumbai, India. Ranjan realized children needed to learn how to solve community issues through innovative solutions and technology. Smaller classes of 15 eventually grew into classes with over 200 kids, as children were able to learn coding, computer ...

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Spark Inspires Students To Succeed in High School and Beyond

During middle-school and early high-school years, children from underprivileged communities are at the highest risk for academic disengagement. The dropout rate in these neighborhoods can rise as high as 35%! Created in 2004 by teachers and social entrepreneurs to curb these alarming possibilities, Spark connects underserved youth with professional mentors outside the classroom. Through connecting these at-risk students with adults in the workplace, Spark both strengthens and gives back to the community at large.

Students are paired with professionals at leading workplaces such as KPMG ...

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