Tag Archives: STEM

STEM Programs Need Educators, But Alachua County Is Leading The Pack

By on September 9th, 2015 | Last updated: September 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm

STEM education is getting a lot of spotlight for giving students what they need to build strong careers, and Alachua County schools are ahead of the curve. STEM labs have been in the works at some Alachua County elementary schools for years, but now the world is looking for more educators to provide leadership in this area.

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UF Music School Could Lose Accreditation Due Facility Concerns

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

The UF School of Music’s accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is in jeopardy, due to the unresolved issues of the building. A petition created last November by John Duff, professor and retired director of the School of Music at UF, lists seven major problems.

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Postdoctoral Student Creates STEM Program For Girls

By on July 12th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Charlotte Germain-Aubrey, a biology postdoctoral student, created a camp for middle school girls where they can be exposed to the different STEM fields. A different field of science is covered each day at WiSE Girlz Camp, including biology, chemistry, astronomy, engineering and computer science.

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Gainesville Startup Website Looks To Make Science Social

By on April 4th, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Three Gainesville residents have created an app to share science news and technology projects. Launched in March, STEM’d is meaningful social media that works to increase collaboration in science.

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Loan Forgiveness Bill Hopes To Benefit STEM Graduates

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

A bill introduced by Rep. Ed Narain would pay up for to $16,000 in student loan debt for qualified candidates. Candidates must be a graduate of a state university, obtain a teaching certificate, be employed by a school district and teach any STEM subject at a public school within Florida for at least eight consecutive years.

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International Students Have A Tough Time Achieving The “American Dream”

By on December 29th, 2014 | Last updated: December 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

International students find it difficult to find employers willing to risk time and money hiring them while going through visa processes after graduating from U.S. schools.

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The University of Florida College of Engineering Reaches Out to Elementary Students

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm

University of Florida engineering students hosted a day of science activities on campus for fourth- and fifth-grade students from Idylwild Elementary School on October 30.

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New Teacher Residency Program Targets Skilled, Unlikely Educators

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program is looking to recruit recent math and science college graduates.

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National Science Foundation grants $1.2 million to UFTeach

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm

The National Science Foundation has granted the College of Education $1.2 million to help bolster middle and high school education.

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Gainesville SDS protests tuition hikes outside FL Board of Governors’ meeting

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

Gainesville SDS, a student group based in the University of Florida, protests against tuition increases outside of the Florida Board of Governors meeting at Emerson Alumni Hall.

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