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Science teachers discuss encouraging student research

DERRY, N.H. — Sessions devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — better known as STEM — are up for discussion at a meeting of the New Hampshire Science Teachers Association. Their spring conference Saturday is looking at ways to encourage students’ independent research, individualize curriculum and use STEM skills in a field ecology setting. Other subjects to be discussed ...

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Chevron funds study targeting hurdles to STEM curriculum

With 700 workers employed in gas drilling operations in the tri-state region surrounding Pittsburgh, energy giant Chevron believes it has a significant stake in whether current middle and high school students are adequately prepared for careers in the gas and drilling sector. That’s why the California company helped underwrite a wide-reaching study that attempts to dig deeper into what obstacles ...

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Math, wind turbine combine for foundation-funded student challenge

Wind power

Along the Divide: Profiles of people, places When math teacher Amanda Curtis walked into Ace Hardware to buy materials for a student wind energy project, the unexpected hit her. With a $310 grant from the Butte Education Foundation in hand, Curtis shopped for pvc pipes, dowels and assorted necessities to build blades for model wind turbines. As she approached the ...

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