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Horse Science: Let the Race Begin

April 29, 2015

Jockeys and horses take to the track this Saturday for the Kentucky Derby, which is often called the “most exciting two minutes in sports.” Each year, 20 horses run in the Derby -- and on to a chance at the Triple Crown. The winners of all the major prep races are expected to start this year, so we’re in for an exciting race. What makes a Derby winner, you might ask? Bet you couldn’t have guessed that there’s a STEM answer to that . . . so, let’s look into the science behind horse racing.

Tags: science

STEMtistic on Display: STEM Job Surge

April 28, 2015

Wow! In the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow much faster than non-STEM jobs. So, now is the time to strengthen the pipeline to meet the coming demand. 

For more, visit the STEMtistics section of our website and search by category to find the perfect fact for your STEM needs.

Tags: jobs & workforce, STEMtistics

CED Conference Examines the Skills Gap

April 27, 2015

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) held its Spring Policy Conference last week, offering an array of discussions, from finding stability in global debt to identifying business solutions to health care reform, and CTEq was there.

Tags: jobs & workforce

Guest Blog: Dr. Jaime Curtis-Fisk of Dow Chemical Company

April 23, 2015

What first sparked your interest in STEM?

Tags: guest blog, women & girls, science

Celebrating Earth Day the STEM Way!

April 22, 2015

Today we celebrate 45 years of Earth Day. Started as a grassroots movement, people from across the country gathered to support the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of several environmental protection acts. These politically-driven demonstrations raised public awareness about pollution.

Tags: science

STEMtistic on Display: Girls Less Interested in Math

April 21, 2015

Last week's STEMtistic pointed out that girls are more likely than boys to take tougher courses -- amazing news, right? Then, how do we account for the lack of women in STEM? A recent study capturing students’ interest helps answer this question. Fifty percent of male high school graduates said math was one of their favorite subjects, compared to just 43 percent of female high school graduates.

Tags: STEMtistics, math, women & girls

Find Happiness in STEM Moments

April 15, 2015

A recent article on the science of happiness, which talks about the value of experiences versus possessions, really got us thinking. The author presents research that disproves the assumption that physical objects will make us happier than one-off experiences because they last longer.

Tags: STEMworks, K-12

STEMtistic on Display: Girls Take Tougher Courses

April 14, 2015

We saw this article on the three STEM fields that are disproportionately female, which got us thinking about our latest STEMtistc. Girls are more likely than boys to earn credits in Algebra II, precalculus, advanced biology, chemistry, and health science. Let’s rally behind other STEM fields that have the potential to diversify the workforce -- there’s certainly a pool of untapped talent.

Tags: women & girls, K-12, STEMtistics

Guest Blog: Dr. Georgia Koutrika of Hewlett-Packard

April 9, 2015

What first sparked your interest in STEM?

Tags: Start with STEM, guest blog, computer science

Get Ready for Robotics

April 8, 2015

We’re excited to see robots -- and, not just the ones from the Jetsons. National Robotics Week, which started last weekend and will run through April 12, is the official celebration of all things automated.

Tags: STEMworks

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