Despite finite resources and less racial diversity, colleges that historically cater to African American students could offer lessons on how to train successful, confident scientists.
Children's science media is shifting away from books, but it can still be effective as long as it hinges on narrative.
Role models portrayed as superhuman don’t always motivate students—instead, they risk discouraging kids who feel they can't live up to the lofty standards.
The government wants 60 percent of high school graduates to specialize in science, technology, engineering, and math by 2020.
How are universities working to curb the prevalence of harassment against researchers?
"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."
Three years after the start of its new Science Without Borders program, Brazil isn't the only country benefitting.
Transforming a lecture into a more active experience is one possible way of fixing STEM's diversity dilemma.
Some critics say the recent obsession with science and tech compromises other parts of kids' education.
A new leader at the American Museum of Natural History talks about motherhood, goals, and having fun in your career.
Does race influence whether girls pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math?
Virtual classrooms are reshaping higher education. But what does that mean for more hands-on, scientific fields?
Dropping out could end up being a great decision—or not.
How educators are taking STEM education out of traditional classrooms
Greater emphasis on humanities means more well-rounded decision making
In districts where distances are wide and budgets are tight, even the most basic chemistry lab may be out of reach.
The K-12 classroom doesn’t look the way it used to.
A recent study indicates that success in certain subjects may be a matter of nature, not just nurture.
They may not be doing algebra, but pre-K kids can master scientific concepts that will make a big difference later on.
But praising their intelligence can make them feel even more insecure. A self-esteem expert offers a way out of the conundrum.
Knowledge of STEM subjects isn't just essential for physicists or computer engineers. Fashion designers, zookeepers, and deep-sea divers also use it every day.
Today's young adults see new discoveries both as a source of awe and a means for innovation.
One of the Internet's most popular science stars explains why kids watch his lessons for entertainment.
How did two daughters of New York immigrants enter a male-dominated field in the 1940s and go on to win the Nobel Prize?
A popular Cornell professor tries to help language-arts types learn how to "make math" instead of just studying it.
At a time when many of healthcare's greatest challenges are business problems, more and more doctors are adding three extra letters after their names.
Even hard scientists and engineers sometimes care more about understanding than real-world applications.
Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.
American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there's a surplus of jobs in those fields.
"When people see companies like Google and Facebook being founded by relatively young people, they feel empowered and think: I can do that."
On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.
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