Monthly Archives: July 2019

The US has a physics teacher shortage, but data suggests the problem is fixable

File photo/Pixabay. A 2016 framework introduced to expose all California high school students to biology, earth and space science, chemistry, and physics is in the process of being implemented — but a recent report in EdSource identifies a problem: There may not be enough qualified physics teachers to go around. It’s a sentiment that’s been echoed by other educators, including

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Google Doodle honours India’s first female government surgeon, Muthulakshmi Reddi

Courtesy: Google Doodle On July 30, Google Doodle commemorated the birthday of Muthulakshmi Reddi, an educator, lawmaker, surgeon, and reformer who battled against gender inequality. Born in 1883 in Tamil Nadu, “Reddi was the first female student admitted to prestigious Indian institutions, the first woman to work as a surgeon in a government hospital, and the first female legislator in

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71% of employees feel students should focus on STEM careers

Photo courtesy: Pixabay. New data released by Randstad U.S. suggests a growing number of employees see the value in STEM education, with 71 per cent of people worldwide saying students should focus their studies on STEM subjects. The report, released today, compiled interviews from people in 34 countries to capture “sentiments and trends in the job market.” The study was

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Employers lose talent by overlooking workers with disabilities

This article was written for theconversation.com by Silvia Bonaccio, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management at the University of Ottawa. It has been republished in full under a creative commons/public domain license. Businesses increasingly see diversity in the workplace as positive for their operations, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey of Canadian organizations. But according to

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Minorities underrepresented in U.S. Emergency Services Sector

Photo courtesy: Pixabay. White women and people of colour are underrepresented in the U.S. Emergency Medical Services sector (EMS) and data does not indicate that will change anytime soon, according to a decade-long analysis of more than 700,000 newly-certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). THE STUDY | FAST FACTS Between 2008 and 2017, researchers found that: Less than a quarter (20-23%)

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Future Moon missions will include astronaut diversity and more partners

Photo courtesy: Pixabay. This article was written for theconversation.com by Sara M. Langston, Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. It has been republished in full under a Creative Commons/public domain license. As NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing with a live TV broadcast and events, there is a focus on recognizing the contributions

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Inside the movement to get more women in STEM profiles on Wikipedia

A group of Australian researchers has joined forces to increase the online visibility of STEM minority groups after learning that only about 18% of Wikipedia’s 1.6 million biographies feature women. On July 25, dozens of women from Australia’s health and medical research sectors convened at the University of Sydney for a “Wikipedia edit-a-thon,” a whirlwind event that updated or created

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