As interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continues to grow, a chapter in a new book presents information on how to bring the arts to STEM fields. The chapter outlines a creative exercise that used picture books to help first-year college students explore their ideas, beliefs, and humanistic impulses regarding their future majors. The exercise also allowed students to examine how representation in children’s books, combined with social class, race, and access, can limit society’s vision of who can succeed in STEM fields.
- Georgia Tech Serve-Learn-Sustain
A Lagerstätte from Australia provides insight into the nature of Miocene mesic ecosystems A team of Australian and international scientists led by Australian Museum (AM) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) palaeontologist Dr Matthew McCurry and Dr Michael Frese of the University of Canberra have discovered and investigated an important new fossil site in New South Wales, Australia, containing superb examples of fossilised animals and plants from the Miocene epoch. The team’s findings were published today in Science Advances.
- Science Advances
Returning to college to earn a bachelor's degree leads to both an immediate increase in annual income after graduation and an increase in annual income growth each year after graduation, according to a Kansas State University economics researcher.
- Economics of Education Review
Bruce Stanfill, an associate professor and researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Chris Hoffmann, a Marine Corps combat veteran and founder of the Ambitious VET Network sketched a study framework to examine where and how veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life were thriving, treading water or struggling. The researchers found a strong link between community support and a fulfilling life after military service. Hoffmann believes that there are common causes of why some veterans struggle in their search for life satisfaction, but he needed help analyzing the complex data he had collected through interviews.
Researchers found that primary school pupils who were taught Taekwondo improved their self-regulation and showed reduced signs of aggression towards others.
- Developmental Psychology
The fossil record, which documents the history of life on Earth, is heavily biased by influences such as colonialism, history and global economics, argues a new study involving palaeontologists at the University of Birmingham and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
- Nature Ecology & Evolution