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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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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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STEM Education and the Science of Coffee

As we in the States look to improve the quality of STEM education in our schools and universities, one of the precepts which arises time and again is the idea that students are far more likely to become interested in STEM topics when a practical application of those topics is presented. Students learn to hate math—to provide the classic example—because it is often presented to them as a bunch of abstract formulae which don't appear to apply to the real world. When ...

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Sonoma County Office of Education Will Host Maker Education Conference

In an effort to spur STEM education activities in Sonoma County and beyond, the reMAKE Education Summit will bring interested parties together August 3-5 in Sanata Rosa, California. The goal of the conference is to provide training and advice to teachers who wish to bring the Maker Movement into their classrooms. The Sonoma County Gazette provides a bit more detail:

Attendees will engage in hands-on making tutorials, hear from renowned speakers, utilize state-of the-art equipment, and hear what’s working best in classrooms around the ...

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