Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Hidden STEM Economy

by Jonathon Rothwell Workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields play a direct role in driv- ing economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s (BA) degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those with less than…

GPSEC Year End Summary 2013

GPSEC Quarterly Activities Preamble: In 2010, Valley City State University established the Great Plains STEM Education Center (Center) to help create the path toward broadly implementing STEM Education in North Dakota. A goal for the Center is to demonstrate leadership in STEM education through professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators, promote high-impact and effective learning opportunities…

Computer Science education is critical knowledge

BY ALBERTO M. CARVALHO DADESCHOOLS.NET Steve Jobs once said, “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you how to think.” Statistically speaking, Jobs had it right. Studies have shown that students who learn introductory computer science demonstrate improved math scores. But the reality is that computer science courses are…

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