Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students

Before the start of the fall semester, several new West Virginia University students are already asking research questions and trying to answer them with guidance from WVU scientists while, in certain cases, getting their feet wet.

New study shows transcendental meditation reduces emotional stress and improves academics

Students who participated in a meditation-based Quiet Time program utilizing the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months had significant improvements in overall emotional stress symptoms, quality of sleep, and English Language Arts (ELA) academic achievement according to a new…

Association between COVID-19 exposure, self-reported compliance with public health guidelines among essential employees at an institution of higher education

What The Study Did: This study at an institution of higher education in Colorado evaluated the association between self-reported protective behaviors and how common SARS-CoV-2 infection was among essential in-person employees during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic…

NO “VACATION” FOR GREEN BRONX MACHINE THIS SUMMER

For Green Bronx Machine, summer vacation is growing season – for plants, people and the organization itself. GBM spends June, July and August tending multiple community gardens and running asummer camp, as well as tackling food insecurity and promoting sustainable food systems with national and international leaders, and preparing for the return of in-person student learning this fall and all of the issues that will entail.

Revealing the values in mathematics education through a variety of cultural lenses

Mathematics educators, mathematicians, teachers, and students come together to discuss the values that are espoused and developed through mathematics education today in different cultures

UCLA research finds the US lags 79 other nations in preventing child immigration detention

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified calls to end the detention of migrant children, as cases surge among children held in crowded conditions; yet immigration detention’s threats to children’s fundamental rights did not begin with the current public health crisis. Unlike…

How experiencing diverse emotions impacts students

Experiencing a variety of positive emotions–or emodiversity–may benefit high school students, according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology . Positive emodiversity was associated with greater engagement (which has cognitive, behavioral, and emotional components) and academic…

PSU to do internal deep dive to identify systemic inequalities among STEM faculty

The numbers don’t lie: Women and minorities have historically, and continue to be, underrepresented in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and it’s no different at Portland State. Beyond the numbers is a more complicated picture of…

Greater investment and innovation in educating children about environmental issues needed to help future generations respond to the climate emergency, experts urge

Environmental education provision needs greater investment and innovation if future generations are to be able to respond fully to the climate emergency, experts have said. The deepening environmental crisis will continue to worsen if there is not significant support and…