8:27 am
Thu May 15, 2014

STEM Degrees In Hand, International Students Face Uncertain Future

Yinzi Liu studies zebrafish embryos in a Washington University lab.

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 12:37 pm

Yinzi Liu sat in the café at Washington University’s Medical School and nervously fiddled with the sleeve on her coffee cup.   

The 28-year old will graduate tomorrow with a doctorate in developmental, regenerative and stem cell biology.  While earning her degree she spent countless hours glued to a microscope, peering into zebrafish embryos for clues that could one day lead to the early detection of human birth defects.

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4:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

UM Curators focus on science education for 2014

Credit File Photo / KBIA

The University Of Missouri System Board Of Curators is emphasizing science education and research as a top priority for 2014. The board discussed a proposal for $51 million to help boost the number of students educated in STEM fields – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – by investing in facilities, infrastructure and top-of-the-line equipment.

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10:24 am
Mon June 10, 2013

STEM jobs make up a big part of the Columbia work force

The shamrock is the symbol of the MU Engineering School.
Credit ensign_beedrill / Flickr

  The talk around STEM employment (jobs in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering) has largely circled around jobs that require a great deal of education.

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5:05 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Improving science and math education

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:20 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom

Teacher Denise Lasley uses an iPad at Benton Elementary School.
Lee Jian Chung KBIA

Columbia’s Thomas Benton Elementary School received 50 iPads at the beginning of the school year. The technology’s been used in classes such as Art, Music and P.E. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung looked at how these tablet computers are being introduced into schools and whether or not it could replace the chalkboard.

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