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Alabama STEM education initiative gets worldwide attention

Alabama STEM education initiative gets worldwide attention

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Six-year-old Blake examines three small wheat seeds under a magnifying glass and then documents what he has observed. He pinches together a piece of paper towel until it fits into a straw. The student deposits his seeds in the straw and the teacher places the straws in cups. The class discusses whether […]

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Why Students Study STEM

Exposure to math and science has a bigger impact on students’ intent to major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field than does math achievement, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Educational Research Journal. Visit Inside Higher Ed to read more.

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Testimony of Christopher M. Lawson, Ph.D.

Testimony of Christopher M. Lawson, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Alabama EPSCoR Director of the Graduate Research Scholars Program Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham Submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, my name is Christopher Lawson. I’m a UAB physics professor, and I also […]

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