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UND miniature satellite approved by NASA for spring launch

By david.demuth In standard16th July, 2015 UND miniature satellite approved by NASA for spring launch

July 15, 2015 10:40 am  •  DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press Jeremy Straub, a computer science Ph.D. candidate who is coordinating the CubeSat project at the University of North Dakota, holds one completed CubeSat and one starting to be built in Grand Forks. Enlarge Photo FARGO — A miniature satellite that University of North Dakota students

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ENGINEERING: Reaching Out for Opportunities

By david.demuth In standard30th May, 2015 ENGINEERING: Reaching Out for Opportunities

Ryan Ackerman takes a philosophical approach toward the debate over who is responsible for training today’s engineering students for the workplace. “I can throw my hands up and say that the education system needs to do better or I can face reality — that we as an industry need to change,” he says. Founded in

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ND STEM Delphi Study

By david.demuth In standard15th May, 2015 ND STEM Delphi Study

Researchers at Valley City State University seek to identify effective STEM programs throughout North Dakota. A select group of experts have been invited to participate in this research study examining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Dakota. This study is being conducted by the Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State

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FIRST Robotics Competition Boosts STEM Participation For Girls

By John Boucha In standard27th April, 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Boosts STEM Participation For Girls

Young women participating in FIRST are four times more likely to go on to studies in science and engineering, and more likely to attend college and major in science and engineering. The First Championship robotics competition has released a video featuring some of the young girls participating in the competition: http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/9257 Originally published on Tech

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Girls And Minorities In STEM

By John Boucha In standard22nd April, 2015 Girls And Minorities In STEM

Educators at a local conference are trying to find ways to get girls and minority students interested in STEM subjects. The 2015 North Dakota STEM Strategies Conference aims to help educators prepare students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. One of the problems some educators face is that they don’t see enough

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Local Educators Talk STEM

By John Boucha In standard22nd April, 2015

With a high demand in this job field, officials say focusing on STEM disciplines may help students in their future careers. Teachers at the event share some of best approaches in teaching students STEM education. Paul Keidel who’s a STEM coordinator said, “Everybody gets a chance to take a look through a different lenses as

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Building STEM Education in ND

By John Boucha In standard20th April, 2015 Building STEM Education in ND

A group of nearly 70 Educators from around North Dakota are meeting in West Fargo for a three-day conference focused on STEM Education in North Dakota. Reporter Todd McDonald interviewed ND STEM Network manager Ryan Aasheim, listen here: http://news.prairiepublic.org/post/building-stem-education-nd This story originally published by Prairie Public Broadcasting.