Tag Archives: STEM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program is looking to recruit recent math and science college graduates.
The National Science Foundation has granted the College of Education $1.2 million to help bolster middle and high school education.
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.