SREB’s Commission on College Affordability in the South convened in New Orleans in December 2014 for its second meeting to focus state policies on increasing the students’ ability to pay for and complete college. Members learned what the research tells us about affordability’s effects on enrollment and completion and heard about promising practices in two states, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Hundreds of college leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. Thursday, armed with ideas to tackle one of higher education’s thorniest issues. Just 1 in 10 people from low-income families has a college degree by age 25, according to the White House, compared to half of people from wealthier families.
Forget selfies and emoticons – starting soon, Delaware students could be getting texts from the state Department of Education giving them help with applying to college.
The health-care industry needs workers who can design, manage and use technology to analyze data and information that can inform better health-care decisions, and in turn, improve the delivery of health-care services. Advanced Career Health Informatics (HI) introduces students to the discipline through a series of authentic projects that merge information science, computer science and health care. This webinar will explore the HI curriculum with examples of projects that require students to use information technology, data analysis software and statistics to address a range of health-related topics.
How can aircraft become faster, economically feasible and environmentally friendly? How can we use technology employed in space exploration and apply it to exploring unknown territory such as the ocean floor? The Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering (AE) pathway curriculum helps students answer these questions. This webinar will explore the AE curriculum with projects that require students to design, build, test and analyze the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets and unmanned vehicles. It will show how students utilize tools such as Excel, LabVIEW and sensing systems to collect and analyze data, and how projects require students to apply literacy, mathematics and science concepts and use technology to effectively solve authentic, challenging problems.
The Innovations in Science and Technology (IST) curriculum will develop students’ technological literacy and stimulate their interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The webinar will explore the IST curriculum with examples of projects that require students to solve science and technology problems, learn to apply the habits of mind and behavior unique to STEM professionals, and utilize National Instruments’ LabVIEW software and myDAQ data acquisition devices to work as engineers in making and analyzing scientific measurements.
The Clean Energy Technology (CET) curriculum enables students to apply fundamental science and operating principles of clean energy systems to authentic problems. This webinar will explore the curriculum with examples of CET projects that help students understand motors and generators, photovoltaic systems, water and energy conservation, wind turbines, biofuel generation, bioreactors, water power, energy harvesting, fuel cells and nuclear power.