STEM http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Teachers Learn To STEM-itize Their Lessons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/teachers-learn-stem-itize-their-lessons <p>Even though Barbra Pener teaches science and robotics, she likes to start the school year with a quick history lesson.</p><p>She points to a picture of the famous late 19th&nbsp;and early 20<sup>th</sup>-century scientist Marie Skłodowska-Curie that hangs on her classroom wall.</p><p>“Her husband Pierre is in the photo, and she’s holding the baby,” Pener said. &nbsp;</p><p>She then rattles off for her eighth-grade students Skłodowska-Curie’s list of accomplishments, including multiple Nobel Prizes and the discovery of two radioactive elements.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:29:57 +0000 Tim Lloyd 38083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Teachers Learn To STEM-itize Their Lessons Report Says STEM Jobs In St. Louis Are Hard To Fill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-says-stem-jobs-st-louis-are-hard-fill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent </span><a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2014/job-vacancies-and-stem-skills/?utm_campaign=Metropolitan+Policy+Program&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=13360079&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8CtsPwR_TWHrNHHL6eVKN2DEShmGE8EGzVNUy9SM6kEkTQXo0Dk0avitIK5oJFDKxbLgGlQo2H2XlHpGK3pkQp02mNPw&amp;_hsmi=13360079#/M10420" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Brookings Institution report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at millions of job openings across the country to see how hard it is to fill science, technol Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:20:51 +0000 Jess Jiang 37777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Says STEM Jobs In St. Louis Are Hard To Fill STEM Degrees In Hand, International Students Face Uncertain Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stem-degrees-hand-international-students-face-uncertain-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yinzi Liu sat in the </span>café<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Washington University’s Medical School and nervously fiddled with the sleeve on her coffee cup. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The 28-year old will graduate tomorrow with a doctorate in developmental, regenerative and stem cell biology.&nbsp; While earning her degree she spent countless hours glued to a microscope, peering into zebrafish embryos for clues that could one day lead to the early detection of human birth defects.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:02:45 +0000 Tim Lloyd 36117 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STEM Degrees In Hand, International Students Face Uncertain Future All-Girls STEM Charter Could Open In 2015 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-girls-stem-charter-could-open-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six years ago Mary </span>Stillman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;attended a lecture by Ann </span>Tisch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at Washington University.</span></p><p>“That was my ah-ha moment,” Stillman recalls.&nbsp; “Here she is talking about this group of public schools for girls who wouldn’t otherwise have this model of education and it’s working.”</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 33011 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All-Girls STEM Charter Could Open In 2015 New UMSL Undergrad Science Education Facility To Promote Interactive Learning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-umsl-undergrad-science-education-facility-promote-interactive-learning <p>The University of Missouri-St. Louis has begun construction on a new science teaching facility.</p><p>The four-story addition to the Benton-Stadler science complex will house laboratories, lecture halls, and a central meeting space for students and faculty.</p><p>The dean of UMSL’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ron Yasbin, says science education used to mean students going to lectures on campus, and then working through homework problems on their own, outside of class.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:14:21 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New UMSL Undergrad Science Education Facility To Promote Interactive Learning New Program Aims To Encourage More Women To Consider STEM Related Careers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-program-aims-encourage-more-women-consider-stem-related-careers <p>Companies from across the St. Louis region are launching a new program on Monday that’s aimed at steering women toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, related fields.</p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:12:12 +0000 Tim Lloyd 31126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Program Aims To Encourage More Women To Consider STEM Related Careers Report: STEM Jobs Make Up Big Part Of St. Louis Region’s Economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-stem-jobs-make-big-part-st-louis-region-s-economy <p>Jobs that require at least some STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, knowledge make up a big chunk of the St. Louis region's economy.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.&nbsp;</p><p>Usually, researchers consider a plant scientist or electrical engineer as someone with a STEM job.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27208 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: STEM Jobs Make Up Big Part Of St. Louis Region’s Economy Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saying-i-m-not-math-person-can-be-harmful-efforts-improve-math-literacy <p>For years, the three R’s of a basic education have been <em>r</em>eading, w<em>r</em>iting and a<em>r</em>ithmetic.</p><p>While there are some indications that American students are faltering in reading and writing, especially worrisome is arithmetic.</p><p>Among the world’s industrialized nations, the United States is far down the list on math proficiency and math literacy, well behind such countries as Liechtenstein and Slovakia.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:34:41 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy