Civic Data Design Lab. Video Games and STEM. An explosion in his laboratory has shrunk Harold to nanoscale and flung him to the ceiling.
As Harold journeys through strange new worlds, his lab partner, Nikki, helps him to understand nanoscale forces to get back to full size. Harold must find all the pages of his notebook and all the parts of the broken shrinking machine but first he must stop a tiny alien race, the Nanoids, who have been stealing his technology. This might sound like a plot of a science-fiction film, but it is the storyline for Geckoman, an online video game developed by Northeastern University researchers at the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), with funding from the National Science Foundation and 15 Days LLC, a company founded by Northeastern alumni and faculty. Geckoman teaches the basics of nanotechnology to middle-school students. Image: Northeastern University “Geckoman teaches the basics of nanotechnology to middle-school students.
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HP Catalyst Academy. Academy Fellows to Provide Free, High Quality, Online Learning Experiences to Educators around the Globe An unprecedented global collaboration designed to accelerate STEMx* education was announced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the New Media Consortium (NMC).
The 2013 HP Catalyst Summit in São Paulo, attended by more than 120 educators and policy leaders from 15 countries, marks the launch of the HP Catalyst Academy, designed to accelerate STEMx education, transform teaching practices and continue to close the global skills gap. The HP Catalyst Academy extends the work of the HP Catalyst Initiative, which was launched in 2010 to support innovations in STEMx teaching and learning. To date, 56 organizations in 15 countries have received grants from HP to explore how emerging technologies and great teaching can be combined to create powerful STEMx learning experiences for more than 130,000 students around the globe. 2013 STEMtech Conference. Conference Program Online Evaluation Presentation Materials Participant Lookup The STEMtech conference is an international convening focused on increasing student access, success, and completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Over 400 sessions emphasize improving STEM education, better aligning educational systems, addressing local workforce needs, and exploring technology's role in teaching and learning processes. College and university faculty members, K-12 teachers, administrators, government officials, and community and business representatives involved in STEM education and information technology are invited to share and explore research, best practices, and ideas with their colleagues from around the world. Jack Wilson. 2012 STEMtech Conference. The STEMtech conference is an international convening that emphasizes increasing student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at all levels.
Over 400 sessions focus on improving STEM education, better aligning educational systems with each other and local workforce needs, and exploring technology's role in the teaching and learning processes. College and university faculty members, K-12 teachers, administrators, government officials, community and business/industry representatives, and others involved in STEM education and information technology are invited to explore research, best practices, and other ideas with their colleagues from across the country and around the world. Join us in Kansas City, MO, for this unique and enlightening experience. Click here to register. Sessions at the 2012 STEMtech conference are presented in the following tracks: IT Academy. Mentoring models. Posted: February 18, 2013 Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez, director of the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute presents his research as part of a panel speaking about "Increasing Diversity in Science: Learning from Successful Program Models" at the annual AAAS meeting in Boston.
Photo by: Tom Story Download image Evidence of a shift in U.S. demographics and importance of minorities took center stage during the Presidential election, but how do those growing toward majority acquire representation in our educational and technological communities? Accelerating programs that mentor and move minorities forward to majorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is one method that is gaining traction, said Castillo-Chavez, one of a trio of Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics = Mentors speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston. Apprendre avec le numérique.