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20 Colleges and Universities Launch Innovative Orientation Activities to Retain STEM Students

As this academic year begins, 20 higher education institutions are welcoming their incoming students in a unique way as part of a national STEM initiative called #uifresh (University Innovation Freshmen). Through this initiative, participating institutions are exposing incoming freshmen to design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in order to attract and retain more students in STEM … Continue reading

Seven States to Share Almost $200 Million in Education Grants

Seven states that narrowly lost out in last year’s Race to the Top school improvement competition will share nearly $200 million in the latest round of winners announced Thursday by federal education officials. The states were awarded the grants to improve student achievement with plans that include developing teacher and principal evaluation systems and expanding … Continue reading

Online-Mentor Program Raises Retention of At-Risk Science Students

For 13 years, Mary F. Fernández has advised college students studying science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. But when she hears from them, it’s usually about more than just picking classes or handling a course load. Take the student she mentored this past academic year, a Ph.D. candidate in biological engineering from Ghana, studying at an … Continue reading