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Math students learn to measure the volume

Math students learn to measure the volume

MERRILLVILLE | Dave Herring’s fifth-grade mathematics students were on a mission earlier this semester. Teams fanned out in a large lecture hall with yardsticks and notebooks, working together to determine the volume of different size packaging from everyday household products. Using the mea…

June 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kids present projects at science fair

Kids present projects at science fair

GARY | Louis Wolf is your typical 10-year-old, except he ponders questions such as the acidity level in the liquids we drink.

March 15, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Inaugural STEM Symposium coming to SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College will host its first STEM Symposium from 6 to 9 p.m. April 4 at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland. Students and educators of all levels are encouraged to attend this special event.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly to discuss women's role in STEM careers

TINLEY PARK | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., invites the public to a panel discussion about the critical role of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at DeVry University, 18624 W. Creek Drive.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Kelly kicks off congressional Student App challenge

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has launched the inaugural congressional science, technology, engineering and math academic competition, the House Student App Challenge, for the 2nd Congressional District.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

D.167 OKs STEM program

GLENWOOD | The Brookwood School District 167 School Board on Tuesday approved funding for a project that will emphasize STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and math.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Retired teacher honored by alma mater BSU for her devotion

Retired teacher honored by alma mater BSU for her devotion

Olive Leskow is a proud and devoted graduate of Ball State University, and BSU returned the favor recently by presenting her with a token of their appreciation  - the Wings of Beneficence Award.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

Careers in STEM presented Feb. 11 at H-F High School

FLOSSMOOR | Area students and parents are invited to Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School's Careers in STEM Night, where students can find out what it takes to launch a successful science, technology, engineering or mathematics career. The third annual event — presented by the school's G…

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
Inventor has a crusade against fractions

Inventor has a crusade against fractions

Ed Evenson, an 85-year-old engineer, author and inventor, is seen in the library of his home in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Evenson is on a quest to rid our schools of fractions. He's been on a yearlong crusade against fractions, which he argues are confusing and can be replaced easily with a simp…

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

D.167 hopes to 'Lead the Way' with STEM project

GLENWOOD | Brookwood School District 167 students may soon be using problem-based learning to do things like build robots and design homes.

January 14, 2014 6:45 pm

PUC math conference computes for 200

HAMMOND | An East Chicago junior high school math teacher believes the speakers at a math conference were especially helpful to her as a new teacher.

September 29, 2013 7:30 pm
Ritz speaks to math educators

Ritz speaks to math educators

HAMMOND | Some students do poorly in mathematics because they don't read well, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said Friday during a region conference.

September 27, 2013 6:00 pm

Analyst finds no negative effects from ISTEP interruptions

INDIANAPOLIS | Students whose ISTEP-Plus standardized tests were interrupted in April due to vendor computer errors performed as well as, and in some cases better than, students who were not interrupted, according to an independent analysis released Monday.

July 29, 2013 12:00 pm Related

Federal grant to help bolster math, science training at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University received a $279,586 grant from the federal National Science Foundation to support its science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.

February 07, 2013 6:00 pm
Math is anything but boring at NYC's newest museum

Math is anything but boring at NYC's newest museum

This is how math is presented at New York City's brand-new Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Math helped me solve for more than X

YOUNG VOICES: Math helped me solve for more than X

Through my years of struggling with proofs, solving for “x,” and anything math related, I have learned the idea of asking for help.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Astronauts in training

Astronauts in training

Lew Wallace Elementary first-graders Nevi Castro and Jikbrian Richie measure chemicals in the new junior astronaut program at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.

December 18, 2012 12:00 am
Astronauts in training

Astronauts in training

Weighing chemicals in the new Moonbase Explorers program at the Challenger Learning Center are Lew Wallace first-graders Asya Stewart, from left, Laronte Luckett and Terry Lee.

December 18, 2012 12:00 am
Astronauts in training

Astronauts in training

HAMMOND | First-graders from Hammond are learning the importance of science, technology, engineering and math through a new program called Moonbase Explorers at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus.

December 17, 2012 5:16 pm Photos

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Holiday activities can be educational as well

Holiday activities can be educational as well

Many of the activities families already do over the holidays are the ideal occasions to incorporate lessons taught during the school year and keep kids' minds sharp while out of the classroom.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am
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