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America’s Knowledge Economy: A State-by-State Review – Council of State Governments Knowledge Center

Written on May 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm, by

The Council of State Governments (CSG) and Elsevier are proud to partner on this report to analyze the research strengths of the United States. Using a variety of data sources, including Scopus—Elsevier’s proprietary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature—this report assesses where states have a comparative advantage in research and how they can capitalize  Continue Reading »

Young Scholars and Summer STEM Applications Update

Written on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm, by

Congratulations to all of those accepted to the Summer STEM Program and Young Scholars Program! You will be receiving paperwork for both programs shortly, along with additional information. Please e-mail us if you have any questions.

Cambridge Science Festival and STEMARTS Youth Summit

Written on April 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm, by

On Saturday, April 18th, Northeastern students participated in 2 community events – the Cambridge Science Festival’s Carnival, and the STEMARTS Youth Summit. Thousands of students and families descended upon the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School from the Greater Boston area and engaged in hands-on activities and demonstrations with NU students at the Cambridge Science Festival.  Continue Reading »

Boston Public Library – 2014-15 Program Recap

Written on April 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm, by

In Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, the Center for STEM at Northeastern took weekly trips to both the Hyde Park and Mattapan Boston Public Library branches to do STEM activities with 4th-10th grade students there. During the fall semester, students participated in the Future City program and engaged in activities and lessons which were based  Continue Reading »

2014-2015 RE-SEED Conference Proceedings

Written on April 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm, by

Program Review During the 21st Annual RE-SEED Conference at Northeastern University yesterday some of our country’s finest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Retirees – from such companies as Raytheon, Draper Laboratory, Hewlett Packard, Bell Labs and more – were recognized for their years of volunteer service in elementary, middle and high school classrooms where they  Continue Reading »

Revisiting the STEM Workforce

Written on April 22, 2015 at 11:58 am, by

Revisiting the STEM Workforce, a new report by the National Science Board (NSB), offers insights about long-standing workforce debates and seeks to catalyze constructive policy discussions about this critical and dynamic component of the nation’s economy. The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and  Continue Reading »

Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education

Written on March 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm, by

Broad changes to undergraduate teaching practices of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education “can no longer wait,” said The Coalition for Reform of Undergraduate STEM Education (CRUSE).  To start the path toward these changes the CRUSE organization released, Achieving Systemic Change: A Sourcebook for Advancing and Funding Undergraduate STEM Education. “The coalition members share  Continue Reading »

BPS Citywide Science Fair Award Winners

Written on March 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm, by

Congratulations to all of the Middle and High School Boston Public School students who participated in the 2015 Citywide Science Fair!   JUNIOR DIVISION RESULTS FIRST PLACE Ashley Chou Boston Latin School Cynthia Hydes Timilty Middle School Olivia Ferguson Timilty Middle School Katie Emery Washington Irving Middle School Ava Baldassari Boston Latin School Kaiah Jno-Finn John  Continue Reading »

Citywide Science Fair – How One Student Went From Illiteracy To The Top Of Her Class

Written on March 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm, by

By: Peter Balonon-Rosen | March 5, 2015 BOSTON — This Saturday’s 69th Annual Boston Citywide Science Fair will feature the best and brightest of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) budding student scientists. Roughly 350 students will publicly present projects related to science, technology, engineering and math. The students will be vying for prizes in the form of scholarships, grants, a chance  Continue Reading »

Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work

Written on March 3, 2015 at 4:04 pm, by

Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work  Authors Nicholas M. Donofrio; Kate S. Whitefoot; Committee on Foundational Best Practices for Making Value for America; National Academy of Engineering Description Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed  Continue Reading »