Dell advertises a panel at SXSW about diversity in tech.

Diversifying the tech industry, one party at a time

Bringing black and brown undergrads to the gathering at SXSW is a tactic easily copied by all companies

Eunice Millán prepares to measure the force of friction in a physics lab at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, which requires all students to take physics to graduate.

One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

A shortage of physics teachers limits physics-taking, which limits the number of physics teachers

MaderEarlyEdSTEM: Researchers say various types of play teach children important concepts relating to science, technology, engineering and math.

Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age

New report finds that even preschoolers are capable of understanding basic science and math concepts

Students at STEM School Academy in Douglas County start the computer program to run their historical figure head with artificial intelligence.

Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied

Many educators say meager budgets prevent them from developing new ways of teaching in-demand soft skills

Tiana Young is a freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where a racist Facebook post from a student in the alt-right group Turning Point left the African-American community shaken and frustrated by the school's lack of public response.

To attract more blacks and Hispanics to STEM, universities must address racial issues on campus

STEM universities aren’t doing enough to make students feel welcome and close racial gaps, students and experts say

Woodrow Wilson High School students in Camden, N.J., see a rich orange flame in a chemistry lab that digs into atomic structure of elements.

More black and Hispanic science teachers could mean more scientists of color

Alternative training program gets more black, Latino and women teachers into science classrooms

In this file photo, a high school student at a Mississippi school works on a math assignment.

Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

Efforts to get more women and minorities into high-wage STEM jobs have yet to yield big results


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Students in a new “Geometry in Construction” class at Eureka High School near St. Louis, Missouri, prop up a wall of the tiny house they built.

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