Category Archives: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Children Who Visit Museums Have Higher Achievement in Reading, Math, and Science

By Deanne W. Swan, Senior Statistician, IMLS Earlier this month I had the honor of representing IMLS in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to share cutting-edge research that will … Continue reading

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What Good is a Gig?

Ed note: This is a cross post of the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog. Click here to see the original post.  This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Broadband, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment

How to Boost Your Creativity

By Michele Farrell and Timothy Owens Senior Library Program Officers, IMLS We recently had the good fortune to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workshop for librarians at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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National Museum and Library Services Board Explores Makers Movement

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I have just returned from Birmingham, Alabama where the National Museum and Library Services Board explored how the nation’s libraries and museums support learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2014, many IMLS … Continue reading

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Hang Out, Mess Around, and Geek Out at the UA GeoTech Lab

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on TCS Tech. To view the original post, click here. By Laren Hammonds Teacher, Rock Quarry Middle School As an aspiring archaeologist in middle school and high school, I spent many a sweltering week on the … Continue reading

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