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STEM News Roundup: Science Questions Every Presidential Hopeful Should Answer

STEM News Round-Up: Science Questions Every Presidential Hopeful Should Answer

Check out the latest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) news this week.

 

Science

 

Science Questions the Presidential Candidates Should Answer

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has put together a list of questions that the current 2016 presidential hopefuls should answer about science-related things.

One such question, for examples, asks candidates how they "will help teachers prepare to teach about new topics, and prepare themselves as new science emerges, or new topics come to prominence in science classrooms.”

 

Facts About Robert Bunsen in Honor of National Bunsen Burner Day

In honor of National Bunsen Burner Day last week, some facts about the man behind the invention: Robert Bunsen.

 

Technology

 

Paper Recommends Districts Make Teaching Students Digital Citizenship a Priority

A new white paper recommends that schools and districts focus on ensuring that students are taught how to be responsible while using technology. It makes several recommendations for how schools can encourage students to know how to take control of their digital citizenship.

 

iOS Update Makes iPad Use in the Classroom Easier 

Educators are expressing positive feedback after using iPads with Apple’s latest iOS update.

The update includes several updates that focus on iPads in education, and teachers are so far appreciative of the additions.

 

Engineering

 

The Top Employers Engineering Students Want to Work For 

As we try to attract more students into professions like engineering, it’s important to know what kinds of things attract them in the first place.

Forbes has compiled a list of the most attractive employers to engineering students, with companies like NASA and Google topping the list.

 

Math

 

Math, Science Teachers on the Decline in California

Despite California being a state that usually has no trouble emphasizing the importance of math and science thanks to being the home of Silicon Valley, its math and science teachers are reportedly on the decline.

"In the 2014-15 school year, a total of 1,119 math credentials were issued, down 8.4 percent from the 1,221 in the previous school year. For that same year, there were 1,347 science credentials issued, down 6 percent from the 1,434 issued the year before,” said EdSource.org.

 

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