About half of the U.S workforce is female, but only 1 in 4 jobs in STEM fields go to women. We checked out a summer camp at the University of Texas in Dallas that aims to get girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math.
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Getting kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math can be a challenge for teachers. It can be even more challenging if the students are girls. That’s just one of the many topics that came up during a discussion about tomorrow’s workforce at Texas Tribune’s Symposium on STEM Education on Monday.
There are more foreign students in the U.S. than ever before. Texas ranks third in the nation. That’s according to the latest Open Doors Report released Monday by the nonprofit Institute of International Education. The University of Texas at Dallas has the third-highest number of international students in the state. KERA visited the campus to hear from students who’ve made the decision to leave their home country in search of a higher education.
Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center in West Dallas is set to become the first brain-trained center in the country. KERA’s BJ Austin reports that the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas is taking its Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training program, otherwise known as SMART, to the school to help teach students how to think and learn.
This intiative comes on the heels of new research showing that poverty can affect a child’s cognitive ability. As it turns out, Edison is in the the country’s 11th poorest zip code.