Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

Small Steps for Science Education

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Professors gather at Howard Hughes Medical Institute to consider how to make courses more effective.

It's Halloween Weekend on Campus

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At colleges across the country, students will be dressing up and downing drinks this weekend, engaging in any number of tricks not for kids. Traditions, new and old, die hard on Halloween. One legendary party is being resurrected, another lives on, while others on campus use Halloween as an opportunity to do good -- and even, strange as it may seem, to address the country’s challenges in science education.

Education Dept. Rebuffs Colleges on Rules

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In final rules for new grant aid, requests for modifications are repeatedly met with the phrase "Changes: None"

Can a Start-Up College Revive a City?

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In Harrisburg, Pa., public funds help a private college attract minority students to science fields.

Science Ph.D.'s Continue to Grow

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It is unlikely to quiet the burgeoning cries of alarm about a perceived crisis in American scientific competitiveness. But a new report from the National Science Foundation offers some evidence both of progress and of continued problems.

Back to the Basics on Science Education

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Carl Wieman, Nobel laureate, sees the scientific method as key to improving science education.

Scientific Remedies

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Experts agree that the U.S. is heading toward a potential crisis in research competitiveness -- and offer some solutions.

The Need for Another Sputnik

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The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Promoting Ethics in Science

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Blackwell, publisher of hundreds of journals, issues guide for editors in hope of preventing misconduct and informing readers.

Another Stab at Science Education

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National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

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