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Education World STEM News Round Up

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STEM initiatives have been sweeping the nation and Education World has compiled stories to show just what students are learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. 

  • In Beavercreek, Ohio, the school board accepted a Boeing 727 as a donation from FedEx to become an aviation classroom. It will be used for aviation and aerospace training. Read the full story
  • Portland, Maine public schools held the first STEM Exposition on Monday, November 10. Students from local middle and high schools presented various exhibits on subjects including physics, sailing and engineering. Read the full story.
  • The University of San Diego was awarded a $600,000 grant from The National Science Foundation to hire more female STEM professors. The university hired eight professors to begin teaching classes in fall 2014. Read the full story
  • ExxonMobil donated $275,000 to STEM as part of their partnership with the Foundation for the East Baton Rouge School System. The grant will help pay for training teachers, providing new teaching strategies and expert knowledge in the field. Read the full story
  • The Atlantic Magazine explored the challenges of teaching science in rural America. As the 21st century speeds up with technological advances, rural districts fear having a lack of adequate resources to keep up. Journalist Alexandra Ossola wrote: “Many of the issues are based in financial constraints but take on different forms than they do in similarly strapped urban districts. To help these schools, administrators from a consortium of rural communities have found new ways to make STEM classes better for teachers and students, both through their own ingenuity and by reaching out to other organizations.” Read the full story

Does your school have a unique STEM program? Comment below or email editor[at] to let us know!

Compiled by Samantha DiMauro, Education World Contributor.

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