Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Young Picasso or Beethoven Could be the Next Edison

Good news for parents: Those pricey piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough. That’s according to new Michigan State University research linking childhood participation in arts and crafts activities to patents generated and businesses launched as adults. In the study, which is published in…

Solving the STEM Dilemma

Science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) is a national priority to insure American competitiveness in the 21st century.  Critical to preparing this STEM workforce of the future is having excellent STEM teachers that can set our nation’s children up for success. This infographic shows how recruiting and maintaining a steady supply of classroom STEM…

Five Claims about Effective Propagation

From the TUES Project, “Increasing the Impact of TUES Projects through Effective Propagation Strategies: A How-To Guide for PIs” Change takes time – it is a process, not an event. Developing awareness of an innovation is only the first stage in adoption decisions. Different types of changes require different change strategies. Faculty beliefs and values…

Former U.S. Congressman discusses need for STEM and humanities to work together

BY DANIEL SEIDL | OCTOBER 16, 2013 5:00 AM While the University of Iowa has stressed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) studies recently, former Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, says that the humanities, including arts, should work hand-in-hand with these studies. Leach’s presentation was the first in the Distinguished Speakers Series hosted by the UI College of Education….