education

Empowering students through science

San Antonio School of Science and Technology has created a system that engages their students with projects that are impactful to their community through science.

Teaching the science and technology of tomorrow

St. Petersburg College in Florida, is offering science and technology programs to its students, as they pursue the skills they need to land the latest jobs. The school works diligently to assure the training inside the classroom is what businesses need now.

Eliminating the digital divide

Lack of reliable internet access and high-tech learning tools can put low-income and rural students at a disadvantage. In an effort to bridge this digital divide, a superintendent at one of the poorest school districts in the nation created an initiative that provides students with 24/7 access to the internet.

SciTech Now Episode 414

In this episode of SciTech Now, we look into one school district providing students 24/7 access to the internet; Scientist Ainissa Ramirez discusses how atoms keep time; students learning the science and technology of tomorrow; and one Texas entrepreneur combining his love of computers with his passion for ranching.

The Climate Monologues

The effects of climate change impact law making, industry and community life, affecting people around the world. One educator is bringing those voices to the stage in the one woman show, “The Climate Monologues.” Joining me now is that one woman, Sharon Abreu, Executive Director of Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education.

Invisibility cloaks, science or science fiction?

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author and self-proclaimed science evangelist. She’s calling for big changes in science education and is a creator of podcast series called science underground. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Ainissa to discuss one of her latest podcast episodes about invisibility cloaks.

From soldiers to surgeons, VR is an important training tool

The technology used to create virtual worlds and environments has advanced rapidly in the past few years. Today the engineers at “Serious Simulations” in Orlando, Florida are using virtual experience to assist in real-world training. From soldiers to surgeons, virtual simulations are becoming a common teaching tool.

Can failure spark student interest in the sciences?

Science students don’t often learn about the trials, tribulations and outright failures of histories science rock stars, and that may be hindering them. A recent study found that students actually improve their science grades after learning about the struggles of famous scientists including Albert Einstein and Marie Curie.