A hands-on, up-close-and-personal laboratory experience can be transformative – boosting student grades and keeping undergraduates interested in a future career in scientific research, according to an analysis at 20 participating universities nationwide, including Virginia Commonwealth University. Retention of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students at universities nationwide lags significantly compared to non-STEM students.
Over the course of the next two weeks, all eyes are on Sochi as the greatest athletes in the world compete for the ultimate goal in the world of sports: a gold Olympic medal. Even though all of these athletes have put in countless hours of hard work as well as possess incredible natural talent, they also need physics and engineering on their side in order to achieve the intense speeds, high jumps, and precise turns needed to compete at this level.
For a long time we've been fascinated by dinosaurs. Makes total sense, they're awesome, some were huge, some were tiny, and they certainly rile up the imagination. But, are there still new species being discovered? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
On January 13, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education marked the successful completion of a pilot program designed to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Attendees at the event, held at NASA Headquarters in Washington, included senior officials from both agencies as well as invited guests.
As we move into the future with more powerful technology and a better understanding of the past we are starting to piece together the past as accurately as possible. Our origins have fascinated us for nearly all of recorded history and continue to do so today. With this better understanding we can finally start to answer some of the big questions about our existence on Earth as the dominant species. So, how did we become who we are?
Across the world, Ornithologists conduct research on over ten thousand known species of birds. But because birds are constantly moving around huge areas, how can scientists track them accurately? That’s where you – a Citizen Scientist- come in.
While science surely is interesting, will knowing the parts of a cell or the intricacies of a thunderstorm help you in your everyday life? The problem is for most of us, it won’t. Science education scholar Noah Feinstein has set out to research the fundamental issue of how science is represented in our society.
The Steward School in Henrico County is turning the student-teacher dynamic upside-down, placing babies at the head of the class. Health teacher Meredith McGuire recruited Dr. Charles Terry, a local pediatrician and Steward School board member, along with a group of babies and toddlers to lead lessons on human development.