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NASCAR coming to a school near you – maybe yours! It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like the Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment to promote "STEM" inside classrooms and out. STEM ... - Posted on February 25, 2015
Students claim more school, more stress than parents Today's high school seniors aren't partying and socializing as much as their parents' generation. They're too busy trying to get into college. And when they get there, some don't feel good about themselves, a survey reports. It's an annual survey of college freshmen. It was ... - Posted on February 18, 2015
Camps to code instead of canoe? Are you thinking of going to summer camp? If your dream camp involves more coding than canoeing, more technology than tennis and more science than swimming, then STEM summer camps are popular and plentiful. The camps include private half-day camps for younger children... - Posted on February 12, 2015
Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Coach motivates her girls, both on and off the court The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a room off the gymnasium. A basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and firm. As usual, it's ab... - Posted on January 12, 2015
Students push lawmakers to protect turtles The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off. They've gotten state legislators to introduce a bill making it illegal to catch or take diamondback terrapins from the wild. It would require the sta... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Technology's great, but it could eliminate snow days One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students. Snow days are becoming more rare. The state's Department of Education will allow many schools to hold online learning days. They would be used in cases of inclement weather. Students won't miss ... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Dakota students need more than Lady Gaga to graduate If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota. The state's first lady has joined educ... - Posted on December 8, 2014