STEM http://wrvo.org en Gillibrand pushing for more STEM opportunities http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushing-more-stem-opportunities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Kirsten </span>Gillibrand<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-NY) has recently been touring New York state, outlining her education plan to provide more opportunities to students across the region in the science, technology, engineering and math or STEM fields.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:23:57 +0000 Carlet Cleare 57373 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushing for more STEM opportunities Will a free ride to college boost STEM study in N.Y.? http://wrvo.org/post/will-free-ride-college-boost-stem-study-ny <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his 2014 agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed giving college scholarships to high school students as a way to boost study of science, technology engineering and math, or STEM.</p><p>But some educators say a scholarship may not be the best way to get more kids involved in these subjects.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:52:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50834 at http://wrvo.org Will a free ride to college boost STEM study in N.Y.? Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station http://wrvo.org/post/experiment-developed-upstate-students-heads-international-space-station <p></p><p>High school students in upstate New York watched as a rocket carrying one of their science experiments was launched Thursday. Its destination is the International Space Station orbiting the earth over 200 miles above us.</p><p>Vicki Aman and Cheyanne Jeffrey are in their senior year at Rochester Early College International High School (RECIHS). The team is hoping their research will contribute to our growing knowledge of life in space.</p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49741 at http://wrvo.org Experiment developed by upstate students heads to International Space Station SUNY Oswego's new science building promotes STEM ideas http://wrvo.org/post/suny-oswegos-new-science-building-promotes-stem-ideas <p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:24:04 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45097 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Oswego's new science building promotes STEM ideas Robotics camp promotes hands-on approach to math and technology http://wrvo.org/post/robotics-camp-promotes-hands-approach-math-and-technology <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:53:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42207 at http://wrvo.org Robotics camp promotes hands-on approach to math and technology Innovative math workshop gets grant to expand program http://wrvo.org/post/innovative-math-workshop-gets-grant-expand-program <p></p><p>A math workshop designed in upstate New York has received a $120,000 grant to advance the model nationally.</p><p>The Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Summer Mathematics Institute Teachers’ Workshop aims to share strong stories about math in the real world to high school teachers.</p><p>The workshops bring together teachers to hear how professionals use math in a variety of careers ranging from baseball to counter-terrorism, engineering and cancer research.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:21:12 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41802 at http://wrvo.org Innovative math workshop gets grant to expand program Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says http://wrvo.org/post/definition-stem-economy-needs-be-broadened-report-says <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/research/files/reports/2013/06/10%20stem%20economy%20rothwell/thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> from the Brookings Institution argues that more resources for training workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) should be directed at non-degree education providers.</p><p>The need for more STEM grads is a familiar cry from industry leaders and politicians alike. But, this new report argues there’s a large potential workforce being ignored because STEM jobs are being too narrowly defined.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:15:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39469 at http://wrvo.org Definition of STEM economy needs to be broadened report says Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-program-hopes-boost-math-and-science-teacher-performance <p>It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/05202013-20-nys-master-teacher-program">The Master Teachers program</a> also hopes to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.</p><p>More than 250 current math and science teachers will be chosen from the Mid-Hudson, North Country, central New York and western New York regions to participate in the program, where they’ll mentor undergraduate education students and early career teachers.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 38874 at http://wrvo.org Statewide program hopes to boost math and science teacher performance Tech industry calls STEM jobs report flawed http://wrvo.org/post/tech-industry-calls-stem-jobs-report-flawed <p>A recent report claiming there are enough qualified Americans to work in the tech industry without &nbsp;expanding current work visa programs, has drawn criticism. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36957 at http://wrvo.org Report finds little evidence to support expansion of guest worker programs http://wrvo.org/post/report-finds-little-evidence-support-expansion-guest-worker-programs <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) says there is little evidence to support the expansion of high-skilled guest worker programs, like those proposed in the immigration bill being debated in the Senate. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:26:43 +0000 Kate O'Connell 36797 at http://wrvo.org Report finds little evidence to support expansion of guest worker programs Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? http://wrvo.org/post/canada-woos-entrepreneurs-visa-program-should-us-follow <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Canada is aiming to woo bright young entrepreneurs with a <a href="http://startupvisa.ca/" target="_blank">startup visa program</a>. The plan offers immediate permanent residence to foreign nationals who are able to secure business funding from Canadian investors. But, there are mixed feelings in the U.S. about the benefits of following suit. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35899 at http://wrvo.org Canada woos entrepreneurs with visa program; should U.S. follow? Hanna promotes STEM competition for students http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-promotes-stem-competition-students <p>Rep. Richard Hanna is hoping a competition for students studying science, math, and engineering will encourage them to go into the field after they complete school. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35171 at http://wrvo.org New York, IBM partner in STEM education program http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-ibm-partner-stem-education-program <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that IBM and New York state are teaming up to provide science and technology education, otherwise known as STEM, to high schoolers. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sarah Harris 34052 at http://wrvo.org New York, IBM partner in STEM education program Immigration legislation could help those with STEM degrees http://wrvo.org/post/immigration-legislation-could-help-those-stem-degrees <p>New legislation would allow 55,000 thousand green cards to be earmarked for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math has made it through the House of Representatives. But the bill still has an uphill battle ahead. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:25:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30148 at http://wrvo.org Proposed diplomas meant to prepare students for jobs http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-diplomas-meant-prepare-students-jobs <p>The New York State Board of Regents is considering a proposal to create two new education tracks that would better prepare high school students for jobs in the manufacturing and technical sectors. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says adding these diplomas would help increase graduation rates in New York state as well as bolster the economy. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:36:34 +0000 Bethany Palmer 29125 at http://wrvo.org Proposed diplomas meant to prepare students for jobs Summer school for science teachers http://wrvo.org/post/summer-school-science-teachers <p>Educators across the country agree schools need more students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Yet hooking students on these subjects remains a challenge, especially for generally low performing schools with few resources. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:15:43 +0000 Daniel Robison 27652 at http://wrvo.org Summer school for science teachers Closing the gender gap in STEM education http://wrvo.org/post/closing-gender-gap-stem-education <p>In the latest Innovation Trail report for <a href="http://nynow.org/" target="_blank">New York NOW</a>, we're taking a look at STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the Capital Region. High-tech multinational companies have moved into the area and <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/globalfoundries-announces-23-billion-expansion" target="_blank">they're hiring</a>. Meanwhile some local school districts are struggling with graduation rates around 50 percent. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 11:43:13 +0000 Marie Cusick 26475 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says STEM education just as important for boosting economy http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-stem-education-just-important-boosting-economy <p>Fixing the tax code and overhauling regulation is important for boosting small businesses, says Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barnevald), but he says in the long term, increasing science and math education is the key for the economy.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:14:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 23980 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says STEM education just as important for boosting economy NY makes moves to improve STEM education http://wrvo.org/post/ny-makes-moves-improve-stem-education <p>President Barack Obama has proclaimed that STEM education is a national priority.&nbsp; STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.</p><p>New York state is looking at ways to improve the STEM education the state&#39;s children receive. This kind of education has &nbsp;become more important in recent years, because that&#39;s where the jobs are. However, recent statistics show U.S. achievement in these skills lags behind much of Europe and Asia.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:59:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20444 at http://wrvo.org