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February 19, 2013
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STEM News for Educators

  • Pa. teachers gather to learn more about STEM education
    Teachers from across Pennsylvania recently participated in a conference where speakers stressed the necessity of preparing students for the ever-changing, high-tech job market. Conference speakers spelled out the importance of helping students grasp complex concepts in science, technology, engineering and math through collaboration and hands-on learning. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/19) Email this Story
  • School farm offers Kan. students unique learning environment
    Students enrolled in a rural charter school in Kansas are learning about math, science and basic economics by working on the school's farm, where students count and sort fresh eggs and manage money made from sales. Officials say the unique focus of the program has contributed to growth in the small town and resulted in a waiting list for enrollment. Reuters (2/16)
  • Helicopter remote inspection robots win prize
    Small robotic helicopters whose video capabilities enable inspection of structures in hazardous places are the winning entry for a team of University of Michigan graduate students in a contest sponsored by the school and DTE Energy. SkySpecs LLC is now developing the technology, and the robots can be used to check such sites as bridges and wind turbines. The Detroit News/The Associated Press (2/18)
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  • Online service matches mentors, students
    Finding mentors to help students break into their chosen fields can be a challenge for many students, but a new service is helping to smooth out that process. Former medical school student Stephanie Bravo created, which has so far matched 6,000 professionals with 10,000 students, mostly online. "It's 90 percent online, computer to computer," Bravo said. "We're millennials. We grew up using technology. Everyone is on a gadget of some sort." San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (2/19) Email this Story
  • Networking heats up around campus grill
    Kettering University engineering and science students have found a way to break into networking with others by firing up a grill once a week on campus. The cookouts attract other students and faculty and have led to the group being asked to cook at various events. "We've broken away from the social-networking craze. We're out there talking to people," says Justin Arnold, a biochemistry senior and president of the Grilling Club. USA Today (2/17)
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  • A New ACTEonline
    Keep your eyes peeled! Later this week, ACTE is launching its redesigned website. All your old favorites will still be there, and we'll be continually adding new features over the next few months. With a sharper new design, a new emphasis on social integration and an easier navigation, you'll want to visit again and again!
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