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Resource Roundup: STEM

Resource Roundup: STEM

STEM is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The term STEM was coined by Dr. Judith Ramaley when she was assistant director of the education and human resources directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2001 to 2004. Ramaley’s concept of STEM situates learning in the context of solving real world problems or creating new opportunities—pursuit of innovation.”   Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09041/947944-298.stm.

Reading:

STEM Education is branching out  - From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

STEM – description, ideas and resources for educators - From Educational Technology Guy

Critcal STEM components - An infographic from Researchers Without Borders

Girls are smarter than boys, so what goes wrong in math and science? – An infographic from Fast Co.

Why science majors change their minds - From the New York Times

It’s time to bust the myth that girls don’t like science - From GOOD Education

Quality STEM education takes on new importance - From the Monster Teaching Community

Resources:

STEM Education

The National Science Foundation

Stem Teacher Resources

PBS STEM Education Resource Center

NASA for educators