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Featured STEMtistic - Only 18%

May 30, 2014

Women and minorities are historically underrepresented in engineering fields. In particular, though, women face a shortage of opportunities and resources as girls that are critical to establishing the skills, knowledge, and passion to pursue engineering degrees and fulfilling engineering careers.  As a result, only 18 percent of bachelor's degrees in engineering are earned by women.

Tags: STEMtistics, engineering, women & girls

This Day in STEM - May 29

May 29, 2014

With the end of another school year upon us, we here at CTEq are planning our summer adventures.  But our hiking trips, picnics on the beach, and lazy fishing days pale in comparison to the activities of some thrill-seekers.

Tags: This Day in STEM, technology

To Infinity and Beyond

May 28, 2014

Last week, we learned that rocket science isn’t rocket science. That is, it is not an abstract, narrow field reserved for an elite group of devoted brainiacs who don’t get out much. Quite the opposite: it’s one of the coolest fields there is.

Tags: engineering, Commitment to Excellence

High quality, high reward: STEMworks just got better!

May 23, 2014

This week, Change the Equation is recognizing four STEM education programs as among the nation’s best.  Engineering Adventures, The Power of Data Project, the STEM Equality Pipeline, and VISTA will join 38 other programs that have gone through our very rigorous review process to win a coveted place in our STEMworks

Tags: STEMworks

CTEq Members Announce Commitment to STEM Excellence

May 21, 2014

Needless to say, things have been very exciting around CTEq during the past few weeks!  Aside from the launch of our redesigned website and our National STEM Summit, we've got another huge development that we're thrilled to announce: the Commitment to Excellence in STEM.

Tags: Commitment to Excellence, video

We've Got a New Look!

May 5, 2014

Notice something a little different?  Our website has gotten a facelift! 

The new site is designed with the best user experience in mind.  We've added responsive design, so that whether you're at your desk or on the go, using your phone or tablet, you'll be able to easily access all of our content right at your fingertips! 

U.S. Students Score Above-Average in Assessment of Problem Solving Skills

April 1, 2014

It's no shock that U.S. students have fallen behind other developed nations in international assessments of reading, math, and science (we issued a Science S.O.S. earlier this year on the topic), but there is surprising news out today regarding an area in which they show strength. 

Tags: math, science, jobs & workforce, Common Core, Next Generation Science

Millions of High Schoolers Still Lack STEM Opportunities

March 21, 2014

Only half of the nation's high schools offered Calculus in the 2011/2012 school year, and less than two thirds offered physics. The result? Millions of American young people don't have access to courses that open the doors to critical and rewarding careers like engineering and computer science.

Tags: math, science, Common Core, minorities, standards

This Day in STEM: birth of Joseph Fourier

March 21, 2014

 

Here at CTEq, we're taking a moment on the first Friday of spring to celebrate the birthday of Joseph Fourier, who was born on this day in 1768!

Tags: This Day in STEM, math

This Day in STEM: Catch STEM Fever at Spring Training!

March 7, 2014

Whether it seems like it or not, relief from this record-breaking winter is less than two weeks away, and here at CTEq, we've got one thing on our minds:  spring training!  Baseball is arguably the most STEMtastic sport and the start of spring training is cause to celebrate the long and rich history of America's favorite pastime.  In fact, today marks a very important milestone in baseball history: on March 7, 1857, the nine-inning baseball game was officially established.  What you may not know is that those nine innings are packed with hard-hitting STEM fundamentals.&n

Tags: This Day in STEM, video

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