Artificial Intelligence Increases the Importance of Questions

April 14, 2017

Every analyst and researcher knows — the better the question the better the answer. Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), founding Executive Editor … Continued

Lifelong Learners Embrace Curiosity and Grit

April 7, 2017

The world is constantly changing — an accurate, but hardly profound, statement. The implications of that statement, however, are profound. … Continued

Girls in STEM Fields: Hidden No More

March 24, 2017

If you haven’t seen the movie Hidden Figures, you should. It’s the story about three brilliant black women, Katherine Goble … Continued

Industry 4.0 Can Spark Growth but not without Skilled Workers

March 8, 2017

“Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years,” asserts Olivier Scalabre, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting … Continued

STEM Education and the Future of Work

February 24, 2017

The inevitable advance of automation and the maturation of artificial intelligence (AI) have many analysts predicting the human race will … Continued

Learning Styles May be a Neuromyth; but, Variety is the Spice of Life

January 6, 2017

“[There is] ample evidence that children and adults will, if asked, express preferences about how they prefer information to be … Continued

Put STEM Toys on Your Holiday Shopping List

December 16, 2016

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Your children may have already told Santa (in person or in writing) … Continued

STEM Education and Skills Development

November 18, 2016

When I and a few colleagues founded The Project for STEM Competitiveness, we had in mind both the competitiveness of … Continued

Education must Prepare Students for Jobs that Don’t Exist

October 21, 2016

One of the primary purposes of education is to prepare students to succeed in life. Success is partially measured by … Continued

STEM Education Helps Prepare Children for a Project-based World

September 23, 2016

If Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark), CEO of Getting Smart, is correct, we need to start preparing our children for a … Continued

Let STEM Education Light Up Children’s Natural Curiosity

September 2, 2016

There is an unfortunate proverb that states, “Curiosity killed the cat.” It is meant as a warning to people who … Continued

Getting Students Excited about STEM Education by Getting Them Involved

August 5, 2016

“In a positive sign for efforts to boost U.S. competitiveness in science and technology,” a University of Texas at Austin … Continued

Our Kids Need Skills — STEM Education Can Help

July 15, 2016

A skill is the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, and/or aptitude to do something well. The importance of skills … Continued

STEM Programs Work Best When Tied to the Real World

June 24, 2016

I’m guessing that students have been saying “I’ll never need to know that” ever since the first formal school was … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and Education

May 20, 2016

In the developed world (and many parts of the developing world), technology is affecting almost every area of daily life. … Continued

“Making” STEM Education Fun

April 29, 2016

Kids are naturally curious. One mother I heard about found her three-year-old daughter pulling off all of the key pads … Continued

Andy Grove, Innovation, STEM Education, and Jobs

April 8, 2016

In March Andy Grove, the former CEO and Chairman of Intel, passed away. Eulogies praising his remarkable life called him … Continued

Learning Styles: Smoke but no Fire

March 25, 2016

According to Harold Pashler, Professor of Psychology and a faculty member of the Cognitive Science Program at the University of … Continued

Girls and STEM Education

March 4, 2016

The diversity gap in STEM fields is well documented. Stephanie Walden reports, “According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, female … Continued

Teaching STEM: Can the Average Student Learn to Love Math?

February 12, 2016

As anyone who follows education knows, there has been a lot of displeasure with federally-imposed standards of learning in the … Continued

General Electric Uses “Cool” to Promote STEM Education

January 29, 2016

“As a sprawling conglomerate,” writes Dan Adams (@DanielAdams86), “General Electric is a top producer of brute industrial equipment from locomotives … Continued

General Electric: Attracted by Millennials or Repelled by Connectitax?

January 18, 2016

“Fair to say,” writes Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr), “[it] was a brilliant day for Boston.”[1] Geewax was talking about the day … Continued

Grit, Perseverance, and Practice are Keys to Successful Education

January 15, 2016

We would all like to believe that we have the potential for greatness. Greatness, of course, is a subjective measure. … Continued

International Consumer Electronics Show 2016

January 8, 2016

For techies, January not only ushers in a new year it introduces them to the latest electronic gadgets during the annual … Continued

STEM Education Can Foster Happiness

December 18, 2015

Centuries ago Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your … Continued

Excite Your Child About STEM with a Holiday Gift

December 4, 2015

The last thing your child may think he or she wants for Christmas is an educational toy. In many cases, … Continued

Putting STEM into Arts Rather than Arts into STEM

November 20, 2015

There continues to be a push in the United States to change the acronym STEM (which stands for science, technology, … Continued

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 2

November 5, 2015

In Part 1 of this article, I laid out the stark choices that lie before us — stay on a … Continued

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 1

November 4, 2015

Arguing that some jobs now being performed by humans aren’t going to be lost to technology (be it hardware (e.g., … Continued

Young Kids Can Learn to Love STEM Subjects

October 23, 2015

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are subjects that have the reputation of being boring and difficult to learn. If … Continued

STEM Education: Combining Motion and Motivation

October 9, 2015

“Ten years ago, there was little innovation in education,” Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark), an advocate for innovations in learning, laments. … Continued

STEM Education is essential for Achieving the Highest Levels of Learning

September 25, 2015

Frameworks and taxonomies are very useful tools for helping us understand complex concepts. I’m sure there were a lot of … Continued

STEM Education Helps Teach Skills Necessary for 21st Century Success

September 4, 2015

“Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science,” … Continued

Enterra/PSC Interns Complete Summer Program

August 18, 2015

Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) asserts, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science … Continued

Education: Saving and Improving Lives

August 14, 2015

“One thing that I have learned from the heroes in education that I speak with here at Daily Edventures,” writes … Continued

Enterra/PSC Interns Join Ranks of Young Innovators

July 24, 2015

New ideas can come from people of any age. “Benjamin Franklin invented swim flippers when he was 12 years old. … Continued

STEM Skills Can Help Every Career

July 17, 2015

As president and CEO of a company that employs people who have a high level of science, technology, engineering, and … Continued

Getting Girls Involved in STEM Fields Will Improve All of Our Lives

June 19, 2015

There has been a lot debate recently about whether the stress on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is … Continued

Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture

May 28, 2015

“When you think of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might think of high tech fields like Nanotechnology or microchip … Continued

STEM Programs can Help Close the Supply Chain Talent Gap

May 22, 2015

“A supply chain talent perfect storm could be in the offing.” At Least, that is the conclusion reached by Kusumal … Continued

Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 3

May 15, 2015

This is the final article in a three-part series celebrating the third annual Infrastructure Week. According to the website promoting … Continued

In Education, Language and Learning Go Together

May 1, 2015

One of Frank Sinatra’s many hits was a Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen song entitled “Love and Marriage.” Sinatra introduced the … Continued

Heard of the Maker Movement? You Will.

April 17, 2015

“Ten years from now,” Louise Stewart predicts, “primary and secondary education may look more like a scene from Tim Allen’s … Continued

The Over-the-Top Debate about STEM Education

April 3, 2015

Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria), a columnist for The Washington Post and host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, recently created quite a … Continued

Innovation from Cradle to Grave

March 27, 2015

Last summer you might have read about the results of an international report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation … Continued

STEM Education: We Need another Sputnik Moment

March 13, 2015

For those of us too young to remember the 1950s, the Soviet launch of its Sputnik satellite seems like ancient … Continued

STEM in the Service of the Poor

February 27, 2015

Each year Bill & Melinda Gates publish a letter in which they express their hopes and dreams about a better future … Continued

Honoring the Past and Looking to the Future of STEM Education

February 20, 2015

Throughout the year the entertainment field puts on award shows to honor individuals and groups in the fields of music … Continued

Are We Too Obsessed with STEM Education?

January 30, 2015

I’m a supporter of STEM education; but, there are a growing number of critics who believe that we are putting … Continued

STEM Education is About Succeeding in Life

January 16, 2015

I’ve read articles that insist too much emphasis is being placed on STEM education. I couldn’t disagree more. I’m a … Continued

People at the Bottom of the Pyramid are not Just Numbers

January 2, 2015

Pyramids are interesting geometrical shapes. As we all know, their outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point … Continued

Attracting Girls to STEM Careers

December 19, 2014

Earlier this year Maura Falk (@MfgMaura), Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, wrote, “My attention has been drawn to the issue … Continued

Food Security and STEM Education

December 5, 2014

The World Food Prize believes “The Greatest Challenge in Human History” is answering the question: “Can We Sustainably Feed the … Continued

Book Review: A Whole New Engineer

November 21, 2014

It doesn’t take long to discover that A Whole New Engineer, written by David E. Goldberg (@deg511) and Mark Somerville … Continued

Using Technology in STEM Education

October 31, 2014

David Havens (@eduhavens), an analyst at the NewSchools Venture Fund, reports, “Catalyzed by technology, education is undergoing major change.” [“Re-imaginED: … Continued

Girls, STEM Is Not a Four Letter Word!

September 26, 2014

The website Ravishly published an article that asked, “Why is STEM Still a Four-Letter Word for Women?” [21 July 2014] The … Continued

English-speaking Students Need Early Help in Math Education

September 11, 2014

Sarah Mancoll, a Senior Associate at the Society for Research in Child Development (@SRCDtweets), notes, “Early math skills are emerging as … Continued

Getting Girls Involved in STEM Education

August 29, 2014

Boys are better at math than girls. Everybody knows that. Right? I always debunked that notion as a myth; but, … Continued

Making STEM Education Cool

August 8, 2014

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, so-called STEM subjects, are often viewed as difficult and boring. That’s why one of the … Continued

Educational Reform and STEM Focus are Needed to Address Skills Shortage

July 11, 2014

The staff at Manufacturing.net reports, “U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually of their earnings as a … Continued

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World and Humankind must Adapt

July 7, 2014

In a post entitled “Machine Learning: Bane or Blessing for Mankind?,” I noted that the renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking … Continued

Success Starts with Critical Thinking and Problem-solving Skills

June 12, 2014

Our educational system is tasked with preparing the next-generation to succeed in life. That’s a tall order and it will … Continued

STEM Education Needs More Diversity

June 2, 2014

“Today,” reports Deep Nishar, “technical fields of study — and the workplaces they feed into — are attracting and retaining … Continued

STEM Education: Why All the Fuss?

May 8, 2014

If you follow the topic of education, you know that there is an ongoing debate about whether the United States … Continued

Improving Education: A Little More Talk and a Little More Grit

April 8, 2014

In a post entitled “Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better,” I talked about the “readiness gap” experienced by low … Continued

Tech Toys Can Help Prepare Pre-schoolers for STEM Education

March 26, 2014

Last fall, Michael D. Rich, president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation, wrote: “As schoolhouse doors swung open, … Continued

The Project for STEM Competitiveness Sponsors STEM Speakers Series

March 26, 2014

Last September I announced that, along with some colleagues, I had founded a non-profit organization called The Project for STEM … Continued

STEM Education: Why It’s Important

March 14, 2014

There continues to be debate about whether too much emphasis is being placed on STEM education. Critics believe that proponents … Continued

Technology and Education

February 28, 2014

In several past articles on education, I’ve mentioned the work being done by the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation on a … Continued

The Global Literacy Collaborative Demonstrates the Power of Technology-assisted Education

February 20, 2014

You may never heard of the Global Literacy Collaborative; but, if you believe that education can help reduce poverty and … Continued

Education Reform in the Spotlight

January 31, 2014

This is the time of year when the President and state governors offer up their “state of” speeches. This year … Continued

Pre-School Education: Will Congress Invest in Our Children and in America’s Future?

December 12, 2013

In two previous posts (Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better and The Importance of Pre-School), I discussed how study … Continued

Education and Manufacturing

December 9, 2013

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I formed a non-profit organization called The Project … Continued

The Importance of Pre-School

December 5, 2013

In a previous post entitled Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better, I quoted Nicholas D. Kristof, who wrote, “Growing … Continued

Education and Technology

November 12, 2013

Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, laments the fact that American technology companies are just as … Continued

Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better

November 8, 2013

“Growing mountains of research suggest that the best way to address American economic inequality, poverty and crime is — you … Continued

Reminding Ourselves of the Importance of Basic Scientific Research

November 5, 2013

In a post entitled Fostering Genius, I discussed a number of research and academic organizations in and around the Princeton, … Continued

SAP Discusses the Future of Business, Part 2

November 1, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I indicated that I divided the facts presented in an interesting SAP slideshow entitled “99 … Continued

SAP Discusses the Future of Business, Part 1

October 31, 2013

In an interesting slideshow entitled “99 Facts on the Future of Business,” the folks at SAP paint a picture of … Continued

Self-education and Deep Learning

October 18, 2013

One of things that really stood out to me while reading James Gleick’s wonderful biography of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman … Continued

Teaching STEM Subjects Using a Mission to Mars

September 23, 2013

In a recent two-part series entitled “Getting Kids Hooked on STEM Subjects” [Part 1 and Part 2], I discussed how … Continued

Getting Kids Hooked on STEM Subjects, Part 2

September 12, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed why it’s important to get students involved in science, technology, engineering, … Continued

Getting Kids Hooked on STEM Subjects, Part 1

September 9, 2013

“The idea that the nation faces a crisis in science education has more than hit home,” writes Terence Monmaney. “Many … Continued