Math Prize for Girls competition helps to close the gender gap in mathematics | MIT News

MIT hosts the 10th annual contest encouraging STEM careers for female middle and high school students.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | Sept. 27, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  mathematics  special-events-and-guest-speakers  women-in-stem  k-12-education  stem-education  students  school-of-science  contests-and-academic-competitions  diversity-and-inclusion

For J-WEL, a year of transforming education | MIT News

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab connects MIT and the world via collaboratives focused on pK-12, higher education, and workplace learning.

Danielle Pagano | Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) | May 21, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  education-teaching-academics  online-learning  office-of-open-learning  k-12-education  misti  abdul-latif-jameel-world-education-lab-j-wel  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Rock music helps students and educators explore engineering | MIT News

Playful Learning Lab, founded by AnnMarie Thomas ’01, is collaborating with rock band OK Go to create hands-on PK-12 engineering experiences.

Jay London | MIT Alumni Association | April 20, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  mechanical-engineering  education-teaching-academics  stem-education  alumniae  collaboration  k-12-education  music  video  arts  technology-and-society  design

Startup aims to democratize synthetic biology | MIT News

Alumna’s mini-lab kits include all necessary tools and materials for anyone to start engineering microbes.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | April 18, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  stem-education  k-12-education  synthetic-biology  biological-engineering  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  education  education-teaching-academics  design  maker-movement

This is what a scientist looks like | MIT News

Researchers celebrate women in environmental sciences and engineering at the MIT Museum’s Girls Day.

Lauren Hinkel | Oceans at MIT | April 3, 2018
~13 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  mit-museum  women-in-stem  diversity-and-inclusion  k-12-education  eaps  volunteering-outreach-public-service  biological-engineering  school-of-science  school-of-engineering  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

Sealing the cracks in public education | MIT News

MIT senior Yazmin Guzman wants to change the educational landscape to provide opportunities to all K-12 students.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | Feb. 14, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  profile  students  undergraduate  school-of-architecture-and-planning  education-teaching-academics  leadership  student-life  urban-studies-and-planning  volunteering-outreach-public-service  women  k-12-education  community  administration

Featured video: Learning lessons from teaching others | MIT News

Computer science major Melanie Chen serves as teaching assistant, curriculum developer, and mentor to high school students in a unique MIT program.

MIT News Office | Dec. 5, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  featured-video  stem-education  k-12-education  volunteering-outreach-public-service  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  lincoln-laboratory  beaver-works

Physicists design $100 handheld muon detector | MIT News

Pocket-sized device detects charged particles in surrounding air.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 20, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  department-of-physics  laboratory-for-nuclear-science  nuclear-science-and-engineering  physics  research  school-of-science  stem-education  k-12-education  neutrinos

High School teams awarded 2017-18 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for invention projects | MIT News

Fifteen student teams nationwide address local problems through invention.

Lemelson-MIT Program | Oct. 30, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  lemelson-mit  k-12-education  stem-education  grants  invention  education-teaching-academics  school-of-engineering

Course helps girls in Botswana avoid HIV and “sugar daddies” | MIT News

Youth-to-youth program teaches girls about the increased odds of contracting HIV from older men.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 25, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  economics  mathematics  school-of-science  shass  international-initiatives  africa  disease  behavior  hivaids  k-12-education  education  education-teaching-academics

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