The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll LanesThe idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner's account.
Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot RideRaytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.
Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of AchievementFour girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.
Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The WeatherBad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.
After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM EducationAfter school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And AffordabilityThe State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.
Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer PasswordThe “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.
The People Who Took Us To The MoonThis year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy's dream.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
New Technology Making Its Way Into The ClassroomIn the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
‘Youth CareerConnect' Grants Fund STEM Focused ProgramsCareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
For The Love Of ScienceThe school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.