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January 17, 2013
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  Education 
  • Colo. school districts revamp science, math curriculum for STEM focus
    About 200 teachers in five Colorado school districts are getting special training in science, technology, engineering and math this year as part of an effort to bolster STEM education. One result of the program will be a new sequence of science classes, starting with physics in the ninth grade at Northglenn High School. "We really hadn't thought about having physics first, but it makes sense in order to start making a richer curriculum," science teacher and instructional leader Lori Egan said. The Denver Post (1/16) Email this Story
  • The language of STEM needs to resonate with students
    Speaking about science, technology, engineering and math education in dry, technical language may be keeping students from being inspired by the opportunities and excitement that can be associated with STEM innovation, author Angela Maiers writes in this blog post. She offers three specific steps educators should follow when talking about STEM, including clearing up ambiguities and painting a vivid picture of what students can do in STEM fields. The Huffington Post/The Blog (1/16) Email this Story
  • TTCI works with university on new MSE program
    Professionals at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., have collaborated with engineering faculty at Colorado State University-Pueblo to develop a Master of Science in engineering degree that focuses on railroad engineering and mechatronics. The program will begin in the fall, with two course offerings, Vehicle Dynamics and Railroad Structures. RT&S online (1/14)
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  Business 
  • Chicago looks to increase diversity in STEM jobs, education
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a diversity council specifically tasked with boosting the numbers of minorities in the technology industry and those pursuing educations in science, technology, engineering and math. Part of the focus is for tech and science industries to work more closely with the schools to help minorities see their potential in such fields. GovTech.com (1/16) Email this Story
  Trends 
  • Women in tech succeed when taking calculated risks
    Risk-taking is part of anyone's climb to the top of their field, but some recent examples of women leaders in technology show that a bold but measured approach to career risk-taking may be best for women following in their footsteps. In this blog post, Shellye Archambeau notes, for example, that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer turned down more attractive offers and took a chance by joining Google when it still was a new company in 1999. Xconomy (1/14) Email this Story
  • Company expands its focus on college tech internships
    InternMatch, which helps employers and students find each other for internship opportunities, is broadening its focus to also work with recent graduates seeking employment. InternMatch co-founder Nathan Parcells explains that students are using the Internet much more than college career fairs to find internships, but businesses may not have fully caught up to this trend yet. TechCrunch (1/16) Email this Story
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  SmartQuote 
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object; unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view."
--Joseph Addison,
British writer and politician



 
 
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