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  • How educators can identify potential success in the STEM field early

    A new study by Huy Le, associate professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), identifies factors that could lead more young students to successful careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
  • More evidence that male and female brains are wired differently

    While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions,...  more
  • New study offers explanation as to why women leave engineering

    Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study develops a novel explanation: The negative group dynamics women tend to...  more
  • Genetic links to educational attainment identified

    Researchers have identified 74 areas of the human genome associated with educational attainment. It is well known that social and other environmental factors influence education, but these findings suggest that large genetics analyses may be able to help...  more
  • Texting at night affects teens' sleep, academic performance

    A new study is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant messaging habits of American teenagers to sleep health and school performance. Media use among children of all ages is increasing exponentially; studies have found that children ages 8 to 18...  more
  • Group learning makes children better decision-makers, study finds

    Children who participate in group learning develop better decision-making skills than children who study the same curriculum via teacher-led discussions, suggests a new study. More than 760 fifth-grade students were involved in the study, which compared...  more
  • Lack of education as deadly as smoking

    A new study estimates the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, and finds that variation in the risk of death across education levels has widened considerably.
  • Scholars challenge colleges to reform STEM learning

    America's colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars argue.
  • Do women place less importance on their careers than men? Professor rebuts common misconception

    A new study analyzed data collected from employees in 11 countries to determine if gender differences in career centrality — the importance of one’s career to their identity — exist, and examined how those differences relate to professional...  more
  • Grand Challenges of the Future

    By Milton Bertrand
    Developing, innovating great technologies, discovering cures for cancer and others such as developing clean sources of energy a world-class of STEM workforce is imperative. It is necessary to reiterate the great importance of these ...