STEM Education in Afterschool Programs is on the Rise

Introduction Approximately 10 million children are involved in some sort of afterschool program. This number has been on the rise in recent years and, now, 1 in 4 families have a child in some form of a school program. So what are these children doing during this time?  A recent study done by Afterschool Alliance…

STEM Jobs in Sports

When you ask a kid what they want to be when they grow up, what do they say? Often you hear the answers: professional athlete, astronaut or President of the United States. As adults, we love and appreciate their high aspirations and ability to dream big.  As kids age, the answer may begin to shift…

DRL Makes Ex-NBA Star Chris Bosh, ‘A Big Supporter Of STEM,’ The Dean Of Its Academy.

This was originally posted by Forbes. Former NBA star Chris Bosh is adding another title to his impressive resume that includes: two-time NBA champion, 11-time NBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, ACC Rookie of the Year, McDonald’s All-American, and Texas Mr. Basketball. Bosh today has been appointed dean of the Drone Racing League Academy. The DRL Academy was developed in…

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When STEM and Sports Collide: The Atlanta Falcons Will Use Drone Technology to Disinfect Mercedes-Benz Stadium

This was originally posted by Joe Lemire by Sports Techie. Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium will welcome the din and the roar of fans for the first time this fall for the Falcons’ next home game on Sunday, Oct. 11, but a buzz will still fill the venue this weekend as a pair of drones canvas the…

Chandler 8th grader a finalist in national STEM competition

This article was originally published on KTAR News.  PHOENIX — A serious eye problem may have forced a Chandler teen to give up playing football, but he’s using an interest in science and engineering to make a difference in the game he loves. JT Mulvihill, a 14-year-old student at Arizona College Prep in Chandler, is…

Top STEM Magnet Schools in the United States

Introduction  K-12 education is an important part of children’s lives. From a social standpoint, this is when they develop soft skills, emotional intelligence and start to engage with their peers. On the education side, this is when they start to find what subjects they are passionate about and decide their goals for higher-education.   Magnet schools…

Report: Up to 4 months of ‘COVID slide’ learning loss expected in K-5

This article was originally published by Education Dive Dive Brief: An analysis from Illuminate Education found coronavirus school closures will likely cause a “COVID slide” of two to four months of learning loss, but the gaps are expected to be less pronounced in students who frequently interacted with teachers than in those who did not….