Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful? Of course it is! In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.
Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.
The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.
Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.
Innovative Program, Now at Four Universities, Will Be Available in the Future to UTeach Programs Nationwide
AUSTIN, Texas – The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).
November 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company awarded education grants to 19 teachers in seven local school systems through the company's Putting Children First program during an awards ceremony on Monday night. School systems awarded with grants include: Bristol Tennessee City, Hawkins County, Johnson City, Kingsport City, Scott County (VA), Sullivan County and Washington County (TN).
The Chrysler Foundation donates $15,000 to support scholarship program for women
November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Chrysler Group LLC expanded its commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) with a $15,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation to support undergraduates who pursue a course of study that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The announcement of the grant was made Nov. 23 at MCWT’s eighth annual Signature Gala in Rochester, Mich.
Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!
Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!