STEM

The Indiana Space Grant Consortium is accepting applications for those studying or teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Opportunities include scholarships, internships and funding for outreach projects.

Purdue Professor Barrett Caldwell is the director of the Consortium. He says the goal is to promote STEM disciplines and ultimately NASA, which funds the group’s efforts.

Less than a month after announcing a weekend MBA program for STEM Professionals, Purdue’s Krannert School of Management is announcing another.

Dean Chris Earley says it’s the same offering but in a different format. The MBA for STEM professionals on campus begins next year, while the weekend program kicks off in Chicago a year later.

Purdue is expanding through a new program offered in Chicago.

The weekend MBA for STEM Professionals runs 16 months, beginning with a 10 day orientation in West Lafayette; otherwise, students meet in downtown Chicago.

Krannert Dean Chris Earley says the city has the highest concentration of Purdue alumni anywhere in the world. He thinks a lot of them will be interested in getting another degree from Purdue.

Purdue wants to change STEM teacher education

Oct 7, 2013

Five colleges at Purdue are partnering on an integrated STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teacher education program.

The goal is for educators to learn to combine scientific inquiry, technological design, engineering design and mathematical analysis.

Professor Lynn Bryan is the director of the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM. She says the integration method is a relatively new direction for science and math education.

List of top STEM universities includes Purdue

Jun 19, 2013

U.S. News and World Report is out with a new ranking of the top STEM universities in the country. Purdue makes the list – tied at Number 19 with Rice University.

The magazine determined the proportion of science, technology, engineering and math bachelor’s degrees granted last year. For Purdue, and Rice, that was 44% in 2012.

The top-ranked STEM schools, according to U.S. News, are Caltech and Colorado School of Mines. Both granted 98% of their bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.

U.S. News did not consider every university. Here's the editor's explanation:

A former CEO of Lockheed Martin will be speaking at Purdue about the future of science and engineering. Norm Augustine has served as a U.S. Department of Defense official and as an advisor on such things as human space flight and research in Antarctica.

He says everything from producing clean energy to ensuring national security comes down to science and engineering. By his assessment, the country is headed down the wrong path when it comes to preparing for future challenges.

Celebrate Science Indiana

Oct 3, 2012

An event this weekend aims to get more Hoosier students interested in science.

Purdue, Eli Lilly, and the Science Education Foundation of Indiana are sponsoring Celebrate Science Indiana  for K-12 students as well as teachers.

Executive Director Robert Yost says the focus is on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math.

Purdue hosts peer institutions for Grad School Expo

Sep 13, 2012

More than 50 colleges and universities will converge on the Purdue campus during the Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition Sept. 23-24.

The event at the Memorial Union Ballrooms is a cooperative effort to provide students with information about graduate education and will feature several activities.

Governor Mitch Daniels announced the newest group of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows monday.  The 54 new members will soon be included in the ranks of Indiana’s math and science teachers.

The program recruits recent college graduates and career changers with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math.  The fellows receive money to complete a master’s degree program at one of four Indiana universities: Purdue, IUPUI, the University of Indianapolis and Ball State.  The recipients also commit to teaching in high-need Indiana schools for three years. 

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