10 Ways Mobile Devices Have Changed Education

Because of mobile devices, students no longer need to be in school to learn and ask questions. They can work from anywhere at any time with their smartphone or tablet and connect with teachers and fellow students, check assignments and work on shared content. Read...

Students build model of motor using Legos

As part of its revamped STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education, Schmitt Elementary School partnered with Cummins to show students how to use simple toys, like Legos, to practice real-life engineering skills. While 150 trained engineers worked on...

Photonics Education: Where is Everybody?

About 30 community colleges around the U.S. produce approximately 300 photonics graduates annually — far short of the estimated 800 new technicians needed around the country each year. As a result, young technicians like Frazee tend to be highly sought after, which is...

The Growing Skills Gap in Manufacturing

The “skills gap” in Chicagoland is emblematic of a national trend that will see more than half of 3.5 million manufacturing job openings go unfilled over the next decade, according to the Manufacturing Institute’s 2015 Skills Gap report. The gap grows, the report...