Researchers in science, technology and education have spent years trying to crack the code for drawing and retaining more students in STEM fields. They have found that breaking stereotypes about STEM fields and giving students the opportunity to engage in technology as a fun, creative process, may be the key to increasing interest in STEM subjects.
ETSU's Department of Computing hosted a summer camp for high school students over the summer that did just that. Jay Jarman is an assistant professor in ETSU's Department of Computing. He said the Code Academy camp, the first of its kind at ETSU, was a cooperative effort between the department, the Code Academy and the Niswonger Foundation. More... about Cracking the Code
With the new school year underway, kids all over the country are swapping stories about what they did on their summer vacation. One group of girls from the Tri Cities area can tell their friends about laboratories, medical simulation robots, creating their own virtual worlds and more.