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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
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Espinosa, Lorelle L., Ed.; McGuire, Kent, Ed.; Jackson, Leigh Miles, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
There are over 20 million young people of color in the United States whose representation in STEM education pathways and in the STEM workforce is still far below their numbers in the general population. Their participation could help re-establish the United States' preeminence in STEM innovation and productivity, while also increasing the number…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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National Academies Press, 2018
The need to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from data is pervasive across industry, government, and academia. Scientists, engineers, and executives routinely encounter enormous volumes of data, and new techniques and tools are emerging to create knowledge out of these data, some of them capable of working with real-time streams of data. The…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Data, Information Management, Undergraduate Study
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Rosenberg, Mark B., Ed.; Hilton, Margaret L., Ed.; Dibner, Kenne A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of scientific discoveries and technological innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Ensuring a robust supply of these professionals is critical for sustaining growth and creating jobs growth at a time of intense global competition.…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Progress Monitoring, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education
Rhodes, Holly G. – National Academies Press, 2018
Instructional materials are a key means to achieving the goals of science education--an enterprise that yields unique and worthwhile benefits to individuals and society. As states and districts move forward with adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or work on improving their instruction to align with "A…
Descriptors: Workshops, Science Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Design
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National Academies Press, 2018
There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, "How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition" was published and its…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Environment, Brain, Cultural Influences
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Jarboe, Kenan Patrick; Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2018
On January 26, 2017, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), held a workshop in Washington, DC, on the engagement of engineering societies in undergraduate engineering education. Since then, the NAE has held a series of follow-up regional workshops to investigate specific issues…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Workshops
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Leshner, Alan, Ed.; Scherer, Layne, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
The U.S. system of graduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has served the nation and its science and engineering enterprise extremely well. Over the course of their education, graduate students become involved in advancing the frontiers of discovery, as well as in making significant contributions to the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, STEM Education, Graduate Study, State of the Art Reviews
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Skorton, David, Ed.; Bear, Ashley, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
In the United States, broad study in an array of different disciplines--arts, humanities, science, mathematics, engineering--as well as an in-depth study within a special area of interest, have been defining characteristics of a higher education. But over time, in-depth study in a major discipline has come to dominate the curricula at many…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, STEM Education, Humanities, Art Education
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Johnson, Paula A., Ed.; Widnall, Sheila E., Ed.; Benya, Frazier F., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
Over the last few decades, research, activity, and funding has been devoted to improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. In recent years the diversity of those participating in these fields, particularly the participation of women, has improved and there are significantly…
Descriptors: Females, Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
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Daniels, Ronald, Ed.; Beninson, Lida, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has developed the world's preeminent system for biomedical research, one that has given rise to revolutionary medical advances as well as a dynamic and innovative business sector generating high-quality jobs and powering economic output and exports for the U.S. economy. However, there is a…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Research, Researchers, Scientists
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Allen, La Rue, Ed.; Backes, Emily P., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
High-quality early care and education for children from birth to kindergarten entry is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, which benefit not only children and their families but society at large. Despite the great promise of early care and education, it has been financed in such a way that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Finance, Access to Education
Beatty, Alexandra; Ferreras, Ana – National Academies Press, 2018
For the past 17 years, the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNC/MI) has held workshops with mathematics educators from countries that typically perform well on international assessments and have a history of strong mathematics education programs, such as Japan, China, and South Korea. Finland is among this group. Even though…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Mathematics Teachers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Francis, David, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
The imperative that all students, including English learners (ELs), achieve high academic standards and have opportunities to participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become even more urgent and complex given shifts in science and mathematics standards. As a group, these students are underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English Language Learners, STEM Education
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National Academies Press, 2018
Data science is emerging as a field that is revolutionizing science and industries alike. Work across nearly all domains is becoming more data driven, affecting both the jobs that are available and the skills that are required. As more data and ways of analyzing them become available, more aspects of the economy, society, and daily life will…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Data, Data Analysis, Information Utilization
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