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

Girls Speak Out on STEM

February 26, 2014

To those in the know, especially our dedicated readers, the fact that women are outnumbered in STEM fields is no surprise. According to our latest Vital Signs data, women earned only 35 percent of all STEM degrees and certificates in 2012.

Tags: women & girls, engineering

Engineers Week STEM Salon on Capitol Hill

February 21, 2014

National Engineers Week 2014 may be coming to an end, but we're still energized by our recent STEM Salon on Capitol Hill! In coordination with our latest data release, Engineering Emergency: African Americans and Hispanics Still Lack Pathways to Engineering, CTEq hosted guests for a discussion about the challenges and solutions to encouraging minority students to explore engineering career opportunities.

Tags: engineering, Vital Signs, STEM Salon, video

Engineering Emergency!

February 18, 2014

This month, STEM enthusiasts across the country are celebrating National Engineers Week.  Here at CTEq, we’re excited to be part of the festivities (we’re hosting a STEM Salon tomorrow on Capitol Hill!

Tags: engineering, Vital Signs, infographic, minorities

STEM & Sochi: the Science Behind the Winter Olympics

February 5, 2014

Like millions of spectators worldwide, we here at Change the Equation are sharing in the excitement of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, which officially kick off tomorrow in Sochi, Russia.  Once every four years, athletes from countries across the globe gather to compete for gold and glory in winter sports like alpine skiing, ice hockey, and curling.  And while the incredible feats of these Olympians may look natural and effortless, there are STEM principles at work behind every jump, spin, and skate (you had to know we’d manage to bring STE

Tags: science, video

STEM of the Union

January 29, 2014

No, that’s not a typo.  We definitely meant to say STEM of the Union.  But we’ll get to that in a minute.  President Obama’s State of the Union last night mentioned many of the things we all expected: the economy, defense, minimum wage, and getting Americans back to work. It’s that last point that particularly hit home with us. 

Tags: jobs & workforce

This Day in STEM: A Show about Nothing?

January 23, 2014

In this week's edition, rather than a scientific first or a technological discovery, we thought we'd recognize a different sort of notable event in STEM: on this day in 1991, famed TV comedy Seinfeld debuted on NBC. 

We know what you're thinking: Get out!  You might be surprised to learn that the notorious "show about nothing" actually explored many aspects of STEM, albeit veiled in memorable banter and situational hilarity. 

Tags: This Day in STEM, video

This Day in STEM: January 16

January 15, 2014

The Winter Olympics are just around the corner and, although the games date back to ancient times, one piece of modern technology has completely changed the way many athletes compete for glory.  On January 16, 1936, the

Tags: This Day in STEM, technology

Science S.O.S.!

January 7, 2014

With the New Year now upon us, it’s the perfect time to look inward and identify ways to improve, strive, and broaden, even in STEM.  In this spirit, Change the Equation is challenging states to make (and keep) a resolution: enrich the school days of U.S. students by encouraging schools to spend more time on science in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: science, Vital Signs, infographic, STEM & the states, Next Generation Science


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