LESS GIRLS IN STEM… HOW THIS AFFECTS THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

“You’re in engineering!?! Wow, you must be super-smart…” It has been over 10 years since I was a first-year engineering undergraduate student; but when I remember the time a fellow female student made this comment, I can still feel a visceral, bodily reaction: my muscles tense, my heart rate increases, my breath quickens. Comments like [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:38+01:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, social, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

EXPOSING STUDENTS TO STEM EDUCATION FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Better Futures for the Next Generation It’s no surprise that careers are becoming more focused in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. According to Edutopia, 80 percent of the fastest growing careers in the US require employees to have some form of STEM education. The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported that over the past ten [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:48+01:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

ROLE OF STEM EDUCATION IN ERADICATING POVERTY

STEM education is increasing in popularity—more schools are incorporating STEM into their curriculum and making it a key part of what they teach. STEM can help students learn to think logically, improve math test scores, and give students career training. But STEM education can also help bring an end to poverty. Generational poverty is typically [...]