Funding will establish the Western Pennsylvania Quantum Information Core, a cross-disciplinary effort that will position Pitt and its partners at the forefront of the field.
Tag: STEM careers
Integrating STEM majors won’t end gender segregation at work
Increasing women’s representation in science, technology, engineering, and math majors will reduce—but not nearly eliminate—gender disparities in STEM occupations, Cornell University sociologists report in new research.
STEM-NET: Elevating Research and Collaboration Across the CSU
Faculty and students expand their STEM knowledge and experience through systemwide affinity group focused on research and providing sustainable funding.
The Great Outdoor Classroom
Whitewater rafting down a river, trekking through the jungle, spotting wildlife in its natural habitat. While field studies courses offer students these kinds of adventurous experiences, they also give students a taste of life working in the field and hands-on learning that ensures they are job-ready for a career in research.
How CSU Empowers Women in STEM
UN Women has declared the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equity” to celebrate women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.
Study: Filipino, Vietnamese and Thai students are ‘invisible’ victims of inequality in STEM fields
The findings of the University at Buffalo study highlight the need for higher education leaders to understand the specific needs of underrepresented Asian American ethnic subgroups and develop sustainable reform policies.
UAlbany Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Boost Gender Equity among STEM Faculty
The University at Albany has received a prestigious $1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an academic and research climate where women faculty in STEM fields can thrive and develop their careers to the fullest potential.
A Stronger STEM: UNLV Researchers Team Up to Improve Retention, Graduation Rates in Civil Engineering
UNLV researchers are teaming up to help civil engineering students stay in school and graduate. The project, supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant, will strengthen curriculum, build community among students, and help faculty implement culturally responsive teaching practices.
$3M Department of Defense award to support UIC STEM research program
A multidisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a $3 million, three-year U.S. Department of Defense award to establish an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, areas with a focus on engaging undergraduate student veterans and minority students.
Top students tapped for Los Alamos science experience
As part of a U.S. Department of Energy graduate-student program, 52 students from 43 different universities will be sponsored to conduct research at 12 national laboratories. Seven of them will come to Los Alamos National Laboratory for their research experience for between three and 12 months.
Big Astronomy planetarium show premieres September 26
The Big Astronomy worldwide premiere is coming soon to a smart phone or connected device near you! On September 26 at noon Pacific Time (PT), the new planetarium show Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries will be released for an immersive 360° viewing experience, viewable on either the California Academy of Sciences YouTube channel or the Big Astronomy YouTube channel. Audiences can also tune in to the Big Astronomy YouTube channel for additional screenings at 5pm and 7pm PT as well as one in Spanish at 2pm PT.
ASBMB receives grant to promote faculty diversity
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has won an almost $1.27 million five-year grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to develop and execute a program that will support scientists from diverse backgrounds as they prepare for and launch their careers as independent faculty members.
Meet Christine Ali: Military War Veteran and Chemical Engineer
From setting up fuel stations for the U.S. Army in Iraq to monitoring complex gas-delivery systems at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II, Christine Ali brings a wealth of experience and passion to science. Here’s her story.
IU Kelley School of Business to offer STEM designated MBA degrees in five disciplines
To ensure that the Indiana University Kelley School of Business continues to be responsive to the needs of a 21st-century global economy, the school’s leadership announced that its Full-Time MBA Program will offer STEM-designated degrees in five disciplines. Beginning with those earning degrees this spring, MBAs with majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and supply chain and operations will carry the extra designation of being Science, Technology, Engineering and Math certified.
Class redesign increases student success in math
A significant redesign of two foundational mathematics courses at the University of Georgia has led to remarkable gains in student success, including an increase from 65% to 85% of students who pass precalculus.
Finding the Lost Stephen Hawkings
During a press briefing Friday at AAAS, Dr. Rory Cooper will discuss how people with disabilities are shut off from STEM careers and why inclusivity matters.