Sciences/Tech/Engineering/Math

Supply, Demand and Foreign Students

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New analysis finds that "natural economic forces" (as opposed to U.S. failure) go far in explaining the declining share of science and engineering Ph.D.s earned by the American-born.

Soothing Speech on Science

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President Obama sums up priorities and sets new goal for research and development dollars in address to National Academy of Sciences members.

A Battle for the Sea (Grant)

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U. of Alaska strips federal grant money from extension agent over his environmental "advocacy," drawing complaint that it bowed to agency's pressure.

'Faring Well' or Disappearing?

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WASHINGTON -- While women are underrepresented on the science faculties of research universities, they are more likely than men to be interviewed for tenure-track jobs and to receive job offers, and if they are hired and stay, they are at least as likely as men to receive tenure. Those are the conclusions of a study requested by Congress and released Tuesday by the National Academies.

Home Dissection Kits and More

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Thanks to sets of do-it-yourself experiment packages, lab science courses are slowly gaining acceptance in online delivery.

'Mobilization' for Math and Science Education

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WASHINGTON -- Math and science education throughout the country must improve dramatically if America hopes to compete in the 21st century, according to a study released Wednesday.

The report, conducted by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines a comprehensive and ambitious plan to advance math and science learning. The main objectives include establishing high and common assessment standards in those subjects across all 50 states, as well as aggressively recruiting and supporting teachers.

Seeking Advice on Women in Science

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Lawmakers consider impact of role models, athletics, and curriculum in attracting students.

A Portrait of STEM Majors

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Federal study finds that those who specialize in science and technology fields in college are disproportionately male and Asian, and more likely than peers to earn a degree.

Water, Water Everywhere

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And many a drop to drink. A community college in Michigan builds a program around freshwater studies.

Looking to the Source

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Analysis at chemistry meeting asks why some graduate departments are so much more successful than others at placing their female Ph.D.'s and postdocs in top positions.

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