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Roberts, Julia Link – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
What role can specialized schools with focus on mathematics, science, and technology have in sparking innovation? Such specialized schools can be and in some cases currently are leaders in promoting high-level content knowledge, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving--the basic ingredients of innovation. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Creativity, Innovation, Talent Development, Specialization
Harper-Taylor, Jeniffer – NCSSSMST Journal, 2010
For more than 12 years, the Siemens Foundation has found unique ways to partner with organizations to support educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the United States. Its focus is clear--to educate the next generation of innovators by supporting math and science education from grade school to grad…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Science Education, Outreach Programs, Corporate Support
Williams, Arthur S. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2009
At the 2009 Professional Conference of the NCSSSMST, humanities types were gratified to find eight sessions devoted to the arts and humanities as well as several others with a civic or humanistic component. Integration and inclusion, it seemed, were in the air, embracing not just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but philosophy,…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Fine Arts, Scientific Concepts, Engineering
Atkinson, Robert D.; Hugo, Janet; Lundgren, Dennis; Shapiro, Martin J.; Thomas, Jerald – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
If America is to succeed in the innovation-powered global economy, boosting math and science skills will be critical. This is why a wide array of task forces and organizations has recently raised the clarion call for more and better scientists and engineers. While the policy proposals offered are wide ranging, one key policy innovation has…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Attendance, Global Approach, High School Graduates
Post, Jan F. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
With clockwork regularity, the real or perceived shortage of scientists and engineers in the US pops up as a topic of debate in academic and industry circles. Discussions of an imminent shortage have deep impact for education, career prospects, immigration, and "The American Dream." The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it poses a…
Descriptors: Labor Market, College Graduates, Scientists, High School Students
Blaisdell, Stephanie; Tichenor, Kristin R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Investigates National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (NCSSSMST) graduates' school and major preferences at the college level focusing on gender and ethnicity issues. (YDS)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Enrollment Influences, Ethnicity, Higher Education
Sutter, Gary R. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1998
Describes a course that bridges the gap between pure science and pure technology called Pre-Engineering. This course gives junior and senior students a chance to investigate the possibility of choosing engineering as a major in college as well as to experience hands-on activities, projects, laboratories, problem solving, and computer simulations…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions