STEM Careers

A Student's Guide to Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Author: Paul Greer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911067603

Category: Engineering

Page: 144

View: 1737

An array of exciting career paths is open to those with STEM-based qualifications. Currently, there is a national shortage of STEM skills within the UK workforce. This guide offers advice and labour market information on STEM opportunities - with a wealth of potential job ideas and entry routes at all levels.
Posted in Engineering

The Latino Student's Guide to STEM Careers

Author: Laura I. Rendón,Vijay Kanagala

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697928

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 1154

This book is an essential resource that Latino/a students and families need to make the best decisions about entering and succeeding in a STEM career. It can also serve to aid faculty, counselors, and advisors to assist students at every step of entering and completing a STEM career. • Offers current, fact-based information about the importance of Latinos/as entering STEM fields of study • Provides a comprehensive array of information on diverse STEM majors that Latino/a students and families can use to make informed decisions about entering a STEM field of study • Presents current qualitative and quantitative research findings on what has been shown to influence Latino/a student success as well as personal testimonials of Latino/a students' success in STEM
Posted in Social Science

Improving Urban Schools

Equity and Access in K16 STEM Education

Author: Chance W. Lewis,Mary Margaret Capraro,Robert M. Capraro

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623962323

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 2113

Although STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) has been diversely defined by various researchers (e.g. Buck Institute, 2003; Capraro & Slough, 2009; Scott, 2009; Wolf, 2008), during the last decade, STEM education has gained an increasing presence on the national agenda through initiatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Educational Sciences (IES). The rate of technological innovation and change has been tremendous over the past ten years, and this rapid increase will only continue. STEM literacy is the power to “identify, apply, and integrate concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to understand complex problems and to innovate to solve them” (Washington State STEM, 2011, Internet). In order for U.S. students to be on the forefront of this revolution, ALL of our schools need to be part of the STEM vision and guide students in acquiring STEM literacy. Understanding and addressing the challenge of achieving STEM literacy for ALL students begins with an understanding of its element and the connections between them. In order to remain competitive, the Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy has recommended that the US optimize “its knowledgebased resources, particularly in science and technology” (National Academies, 2007, p. 4). Optimizing knowledgebased resources needs to be the goal but is also a challenge for ALL educators (Scheurich & Huggins, 2009). Regardless, there is little disagreement that contemporary society is increasingly dependent on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and thus comprehensive understandings are essential for those pursuing STEM careers. It is also generally agreed that PK12 students do not do well in STEM areas, both in terms of national standards and in terms of international comparisons (Kuenzi, Matthews, & Mangan, 2006; Capraro, Capraro, Yetkiner, Corlu, Ozel, Ye, & Kim, 2011). The question then becomes what might PK12 schools do to improve teachers’ and students’ STEM knowledge and skills? This book will look at equity and access issues in STEM education from PK12, university, and administrative and policy lenses.
Posted in Education

Successful K-12 STEM Education

Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on Science Education,Committee on Highly Successful Schools or Programs for K-12 STEM Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309213002

Category: Education

Page: 44

View: 9024

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of our lives as citizens, consumers, parents, and members of the workforce. Providing all students with access to quality education in the STEM disciplines is important to our nation's competitiveness. However, it is challenging to identify the most successful schools and approaches in the STEM disciplines because success is defined in many ways and can occur in many different types of schools and settings. In addition, it is difficult to determine whether the success of a school's students is caused by actions the school takes or simply related to the population of students in the school. Successful K-12 STEM Education defines a framework for understanding "success" in K-12 STEM education. The book focuses its analysis on the science and mathematics parts of STEM and outlines criteria for identifying effective STEM schools and programs. Because a school's success should be defined by and measured relative to its goals, the book identifies three important goals that share certain elements, including learning STEM content and practices, developing positive dispositions toward STEM, and preparing students to be lifelong learners. A successful STEM program would increase the number of students who ultimately pursue advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields, enhance the STEM-capable workforce, and boost STEM literacy for all students. It is also critical to broaden the participation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Successful K-12 STEM Education examines the vast landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying some conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. The book also looks at where further work is needed to develop appropriate data sources. The book will serve as a guide to policy makers; decision makers at the school and district levels; local, state, and federal government agencies; curriculum developers; educators; and parent and education advocacy groups.
Posted in Education

A Teaching Guide to Revitalizing STEM Education

Phoenix in the Classroom

Author: Daryao Khatri

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610484495

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 4851

A useful guide for both high school teachers and postsecondary faculty, this book explains how to organize, arrange, and streamline STEM content so that it is approachable, understandable, and applicable for students. Likewise, this guide discusses important classroom management skills and pedagogical techniques that will help students master these critical subjects. Providing and explaining over a dozen lesson plans, A Teaching Guide to Revitalizing STEM Education will encourage educators to effectively optimize the recent emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math education.
Posted in Education

The Everything STEM Handbook

Help Your Child Learn and Succeed in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Author: Rihab Sawah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440589801

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 8430

Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States--and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If you want to make sure your children are prepared for the future in these fields, here's how you can help: Make it fun! Expose them to hands-on, real-world, and fun activities so they'll become engaged, motivated, and successful students later on. Look inside for ideas and activities to stimulate your child's interest in these fascinating subjects, including: Racing juice cans Setting up a circuit Observing potato osmosis Building a mousetrap race car Creating a Cartesian treasure map Going on a geometry scavenger hunt Building a bridge Exploring food chemistry With easy-to-understand examples, problem-solving tips, and hands-on projects your family can create together, this guide gives you the tools you need to help your kids excel and foster a lifetime love of learning.
Posted in Education

Full STEAM Ahead: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in Library Programs and Collections

Author: Cherie P. Pandora,Kathy Fredrick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144085341X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 5481

Written by librarians who have experience with integrating technology into all subject areas and working with teens and young adults, this book is a toolkit for youth and young adult librarians—school and public—who wish to incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) into their programs and collections but aren't sure where to begin. • Provides school and public librarians with the resources and clear guidance they need to implement STEAM programs and collections at their libraries • Places librarians in a key position—based on knowledge and ability—with STEAM initiatives in their school and community • Connects STEAM programming to national standards • Explains how to secure funding and find partners to collaborate in STEAM
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Motivate Yourself to Impress How to Make ‘Em Love Ya’ and Pick Ya’!

College Students’ Guide to Getting Hired

Author: Katrika Sterling-Hamilton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514459574

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

View: 3292

Motivate Yourself to Impress Have you ever felt lost about what to say on a job interview? Have you thought you knew what to say but had a nervous breakdown during the interview process? Studies show that one out of two individuals on job interviews made poor mistakes that cost them the position. Another 19 percent of applicants felt they slipped up when writing their resumes and cover letters. Look no further! If you are one of the millions of individuals that struggle with interviewing skills, this book is for you! How would you like to know the secrets to getting hired the first time on a job interview? This volume is packed with real-world examples from a range of clinical settings and sample interactions to help you land your dream career. This book teaches you the following: How to sharpen your interviewing skills How to write strong resumes and cover letters How to improve your communication skill productivity by 500 percent with how and what to say at your next job interview How to answer those tough interview questions If you are ready to learn and dominate your next job interview, this book is a must. Let me be your guide to you hearing the two words you want to hear from your next job interview: Youre hired!
Posted in Self-Help

Collaborative Grantseeking: A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors

A Guide to Designing Projects, Leading Partners, and Persuading Sponsors

Author: Jeremy T. Miner,Lynn E. Miner,Jerry Griffith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 8980

This book offers a detailed analysis of the strategies and methodologies of successful collaborative grant writing, as well as practical guidance on the interpersonal leadership requirements of managing grantseeking projects. • Four samples of funded collaborative grants, complete with annotations and reviewers' comments, provide a starting point for developing your own collaborative proposals • Includes a collection of 179 sample questionnaire items useful for generating a customized Collaboration Rating Form for your specific situation • Includes a comprehensive Meeting Evaluation form containing 15 points of attitudinal information from collaborators • A bibliography contains more than 70 significant books, journals, theses, websites, and other resources for grantseeking • A helpful index facilitates cross-referencing important subjects
Posted in Business & Economics

Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education:

Summary of Two Workshops

Author: Planning Committee on Evidence on Selected Innovations in Undergraduate STEM Education,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309187230

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5321

Numerous teaching, learning, assessment, and institutional innovations in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emerged in the past decade. Because virtually all of these innovations have been developed independently of one another, their goals and purposes vary widely. Some focus on making science accessible and meaningful to the vast majority of students who will not pursue STEM majors or careers; others aim to increase the diversity of students who enroll and succeed in STEM courses and programs; still other efforts focus on reforming the overall curriculum in specific disciplines. In addition to this variation in focus, these innovations have been implemented at scales that range from individual classrooms to entire departments or institutions. By 2008, partly because of this wide variability, it was apparent that little was known about the feasibility of replicating individual innovations or about their potential for broader impact beyond the specific contexts in which they were created. The research base on innovations in undergraduate STEM education was expanding rapidly, but the process of synthesizing that knowledge base had not yet begun. If future investments were to be informed by the past, then the field clearly needed a retrospective look at the ways in which earlier innovations had influenced undergraduate STEM education. To address this need, the National Research Council (NRC) convened two public workshops to examine the impact and effectiveness of selected STEM undergraduate education innovations. This volume summarizes the workshops, which addressed such topics as the link between learning goals and evidence; promising practices at the individual faculty and institutional levels; classroom-based promising practices; and professional development for graduate students, new faculty, and veteran faculty. The workshops concluded with a broader examination of the barriers and opportunities associated with systemic change.
Posted in Education

Doing Good Science in Middle School, Expanded 2nd Edition

A Practical STEM Guide

Author: Olaf Jorgenson,Rick Vanosdall,Vicki Massey,Jackie Cleveland

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1938946634

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 4016

“We are among those who have come to enjoy the blossoming intellects, often comical behaviors, and insatiable curiosity of middle schoolers—and choose to work with them! With more than 130 years of combined experience in the profession, we’ve gathered a lot of ideas to share. We know from our interactions with educators around the country that precious few quality resources exist to assist science teachers ‘in the middle,’ and this was a central impetus for updating Doing Good Science in Middle School.” —From the preface This lively book contains the kind of guidance that could only come from veterans of the middle school science trenches. The authors know you’re crazy-busy, so they made the book easy to use, whether you want to read it cover to cover or pick out sections to help you with lesson planning and classroom management. They also know you face new challenges, so they thoroughly revised this second edition to meet the needs of today’s students. The book contains: • big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them; • a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction, aligned with A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards; • 10 new and updated teacher-tested activities that integrate STEM with literacy skill-building; • information on best instructional practices and professional-development resources; and • connections to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. If you’re a new teacher, you’ll gain a solid foundation in how to teach science and engineering practices while better understanding your often-enigmatic middle-grade students. If you’re a veteran teacher, you’ll benefit from a fresh view of what your colleagues are doing in new times. Either way, Doing Good Science in Middle School is a rich opportunity to reaffirm that what you do is “good science.”
Posted in Education

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Author: Christy Oslund

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700817X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 2594

The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. This is a preparation guide for students and their families that explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.
Posted in Psychology

A School Board Guide to Leading Successful Schools

Focusing on Learning

Author: Stephanie Hirsh,Anne Foster

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452290431

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3129

The go-to resource for school board members’ greatest challenges! This invaluable guide addresses the top challenges experienced by nearly every school board, and shows how professional learning can support positive change throughout a school system. Effective for individual study or group learning, this resource helps board members to: Learn from case studies focused on 12 critical board-level decisions, including hiring a new superintendent, resource allocation, compensation planning, and more Know when, where, and how to use professional learning to improve individual and districtwide performance Benefit from best practices and tools developed to support effective decisions and successful implementation of major initiatives
Posted in Education

Beginning a Career in Academia

A Guide for Graduate Students of Color

Author: Dwayne A. Mack,Elwood Watson,Michelle Madsen Camacho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666763

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 5121

This practical guide prepares graduate students of color for their first job in academia and offers strategies for succeeding in the early years of a tenure-track position. Through the voices of faculty who have experienced the rigors of the job search and a career in academia, Beginning a Career in Academia offers advice for graduate students of color on how to transition from graduate school to an academic position. This inclusive volume shares perspectives that vary based on gender, racial, ethnic, generational, and disciplinary backgrounds, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on successful strategies for career readiness and for dealing with marginalization. The authors provide recommendations and tips to enhance the job search, identify campus fit, prepare for the interview and negotiation process, address dynamics of of racial and gender politics, find work-life balance, and demystify the promotion and tenure process. This must-read provides candid advice and mentorship for any graduate students of color embarking on a carreer in academe.
Posted in Education

College Majors & Careers

A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning

Author: Paul Phifer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816076642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 9231

Offers straightforward advice to anyone who is exploring career options. More than 60 majors are covered and are linked to more than 350 career paths.
Posted in Business & Economics

Field Guide to Covering Local News

How to Report on Cops, Courts, Schools, Emergencies and Government

Author: Fred Bayles

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483305074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 343

In the latest installment of the Field Guide series, Fred Bayles takes you step-by-step through the process of identifying and covering the events and issues that matter most to your community. For the five local beats—cops, courts, emergencies, schools, and government—you'll learn where to go for information and how to organize and present the stories your neighbors want and need. An overview of tools and techniques include tips on how to find sources, conduct interviews, work with editors, tap the power of the crowd and think multimedia. Then, for each beat, you'll get specifics on: People: The best official and unofficial sources of info, and what to ask them. Places: Where to go on the beat, and what to look for while you're there. Documents: Where to find records in offices and online, how to decipher and use them. Stories: Overview of common story types and how to go beyond them. Resources: Glossary of key terms, checklists, helpful web links.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Guide to Teaching Elementary Science

Ten Easy Steps

Author: Yvette F. Greenspan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463003673

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 2999

Nationally and internationally, educators now understand the critical importance of STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Today, the job of the classroom science teacher demands finding effective ways to meet current curricula standards and prepare students for a future in which a working knowledge of science and technology will dominate. But standards and goals don’t mean a thing unless we: • grab students’ attention; • capture and deepen children’s natural curiosity; • create an exciting learning environment that engages the learner; and • make science come alive inside and outside the classroom setting. A Guide to Teaching Elementary Science: Ten Easy Steps gives teachers, at all stages of classroom experience, exactly what the title implies. Written by lifelong educator Yvette Greenspan, this book is designed for busy classroom teachers who face tough conditions, from overcrowded classrooms to shrinking budgets, and too often end up anxious and overwhelmed by the challenges ahead and their desire for an excellent science program. This book: • helps teachers develop curricula compatible with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards; • provides easy-to-implement steps for setting up a science classroom, plus strategies for using all available resources to assemble needed teaching materials; • offers detailed sample lesson plans in each STEM subject, adaptable to age and ability and designed to embrace the needs of all learners; and • presents bonus information about organizing field trips and managing science fairs. Without question, effective science curricula can help students develop critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for science. Yvette Greenspan received her doctorate degree in science education and has developed science curriculum at all levels. A career spent in teaching elementary students in an urban community, she now instructs college students, sharing her love for the teaching and learning of science. She considers it essential to encourage today’s students to be active learners and to concentrate on STEM topics that will help prepare them for the real world.
Posted in Education