NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education

NSF News  November 15, 2018 The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program  aims to help K-12 students and STEM teachers have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 issued 59 new awards to institutions in 24 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands totaling more than $50 million. The DRK-12 program funds applied research and development activities that support teachers and students in enhancing their understanding and use of STEM content, practices and skills in the classroom…read more.

Masters programme offers pathway to emerging nano-industry

Physics World  July 13, 2018 In collaboration with industry, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK will start a Masters programme in nanoscience and nanotechnology specifically designed to give students the skills and experience they need to work in the fast-moving nanotechnology industry. Prospective employers also have the opportunity to get to know the students they are working with. To make the course very relevant to employers, the university will be bringing in industrial partners to talk about nanotechnology and their current challenges, and then incorporate that insight into the teaching programme. According to the university, nanotechnology will be […]