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STEMtistic on Display: STEM Skills Boost the Economy

April 7, 2015

As we continue to fight our way back from the Great Recession, it’s important to remember just how critical STEM skills are to the nation’s future prosperity. In fact, the U.S. would gain an extra $2.5 trillion in Gross Domestic Product between now and 2050 if its students scored at the international average on math and science tests. 

Tags: math, science, jobs & workforce, STEMtistics

BREAKING: Gravity’s All in Your Head

April 1, 2015

Every time you toss a ball, you experience gravity. It pulls the ball back down to the ground. Without gravity, the ball would float off into the atmosphere. Gravity is such a constant presence in our lives, we seldom marvel at the mystery of it. It’s considered a natural phenomenon, an observable event which is not manmade -- sunrise, weather, and earthquakes are similar occurrences. But now we’re learning that gravity is actually just all in your head.

No, STEM Is Not a “Dangerous Obsession!”

March 31, 2015

In last Thursday’s Washington Post, Fareed Zakaria erects, and then topples, an elaborate straw man. STEM, he claims, has become a “dangerous obsession” in the United States, because it elevates “narrow curriculum” and mere “technical training” over “broad-based learning.”  Zakaria seems to think STEM education is something akin to nineteenth-century vocational training. He needs to get out more!

Tags: technology, math, science, engineering

A Big Week at CTEq

March 27, 2015

We're not usually one to blow our own horn, but it's been a banner week here at Change the Equation!  We've had lots going on and news to share.  At Monday's White House Science Fair, President Obama, in addition to being dazzled by the projects and quizzed by a group of pint-sized Supergirl scientists,

Tags: Start with STEM, science, STEMworks

Guest Blog: Dr. Terry Collier of 3M

March 26, 2015

What first sparked your interest in STEM?

Tags: guest blog, science, Start with STEM

Hoops and Mayhem: STEM Meets March Madness

March 25, 2015

Tears flowed and brackets were busted last weekend with the kickoff of  March Madness. Of the 11 million ESPN brackets filled out, not a single person had a perfect bracket after the second round of games. Two of the first three games in the men’s tournament alone ruined more than 99 percent of people’s perfect brackets.

Tags: math, science

Announcing: Start with STEM

March 23, 2015

Timed with today’s White House Science Fair, we have launched a nationwide campaign called Start with STEM, to drive corporate dollars and volunteerism to the nation’s highest quality K-12 STEM programs and schools.

Tags: Start with STEM, STEMworks

Homer Simpson, a STEM Genius?

March 19, 2015

Is Homer Simpson a STEM genius?

Tags: math, science

March Newsletter: Fueling Interest in STEM

March 18, 2015

Our latest newsletter is now online with information on what’s behind the STEM diversity dilemma and the importance of fostering student interest in STEM.

Tags: minorities, women & girls

What Was On the Menu at SXSWedu?

March 17, 2015

We were on the road last week at SXSWedu, and boy was it a treat! With a jam-packed agenda with hundreds of sessions on hot topics like student data privacy, making, and empowering learning, it was hard to narrow the lot.  Drawing big names like Dr.

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