STEM http://blog.wlrn.org en Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-wants-job-training-teacher-internships-develop-stem-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire.</span></p><p>He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton's Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready.</p><p>“I’ve got kids and even... grandkids – the jobs of the future are going to be science, technology, engineering and math-related," said Scott, a Republican. "So we need to do workforce training in those areas.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:56 +0000 John O'Connor 35921 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers How A Library Program Is Helping A Miami Gardens Teen Become A Neuroscientist http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-library-program-helping-miami-gardens-teen-become-neuroscientist <p><span style="font-size:8.5pt;font-family:Arial;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial">Over the past few months, we've been covering the efforts of Miami-Dade library supporters to keep libraries fully funded. Advocates say libraries are more than just books -- they're major learning centers. One popular library program is <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/youmediamiami" target="_blank">YouMedia Miami </a></strong>where teenagers learn about technologies like coding, graphic design and music production.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:44:35 +0000 Marva Hinton 35728 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Library Program Is Helping A Miami Gardens Teen Become A Neuroscientist How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-colleges-are-prepping-their-students-stem-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To keep up with the demand for STEM-related jobs, South Florida's universities are coming up with programs to help prepare their future graduates.</span></p><p>One of them is Discovery Though Distinction, a new effort at Florida Atlantic University to incorporate research in undergraduate programs.</p><p>The school is also planning to offer an accelerated master's degree that would take just five years.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:19 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34958 at http://blog.wlrn.org How South Florida Colleges Are Prepping Their Students For STEM Jobs Florida 12th Graders Trail Nation In Math And Are Average In Reading http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-12th-graders-trail-nation-math-and-are-average-reading <div id="attachment_22002" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Florida 12th graders ranked 10th of 13 states who broke out their results on a national math and reading exam." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/05/5-7-10thSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-22002" alt="Florida 12th graders ranked 10th of 13 states who broke out their results on a national math and reading exam." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2014/05/5-7-10thSign-300x198.jpg" width="300" height="198" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credi Fri, 09 May 2014 11:59:53 +0000 John O'Connor 32055 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida 12th Graders Trail Nation In Math And Are Average In Reading Students Battle It Out In Fort Lauderdale Robotics Competition http://blog.wlrn.org/post/students-battle-it-out-fort-lauderdale-robotics-competition <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has been putting an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math education. And with <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/?s=STEM" target="_blank">STEM</a>, comes tests -- and competitions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The South Florida Regional <a href="http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc" target="_blank">FIRST Robotics Competition </a>is happening through Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. FIRST is an acronym -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:01:30 +0000 Lisann Ramos 30277 at http://blog.wlrn.org Students Battle It Out In Fort Lauderdale Robotics Competition Interviewing By Eating: 5 Questions for CEO Felecia Hatcher http://blog.wlrn.org/post/interviewing-eating-5-questions-ceo-felecia-hatcher <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Felecia Hatcher is co-founder and “chief popsicle” of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.feverpopshop.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Feverish Pops</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a gourmet popsicle company based in Miami. Hatcher says she is “obsessed with desserts” and, as proof of that passion, she points out that she was married at a donut shop in Portland, Oregon.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hatcher began the popsicle company after getting fired from her marketing job with Nintendo.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:35:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29119 at http://blog.wlrn.org Interviewing By Eating: 5 Questions for CEO Felecia Hatcher What Happens When Science Teachers Go To A Rocket Launch http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-happens-when-science-teachers-go-rocket-launch <p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:02:34 +0000 Sammy Mack 18179 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Happens When Science Teachers Go To A Rocket Launch U.S. Lags In Science & Tech Education, While Science Fairs Boom In Palm Beach County http://blog.wlrn.org/post/us-lags-science-tech-education-while-science-fairs-boom-palm-beach-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the recent </span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Herald</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">-sponsored </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-town-hall-tackles-states-tough-issues-legislatures-2013-session" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Town Hall on Session 2013</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;panelist&nbsp;Sen. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10452 at http://blog.wlrn.org U.S. Lags In Science & Tech Education, While Science Fairs Boom In Palm Beach County