math and science http://michiganradio.org en Steelcase plans to donate huge, pyramid-shaped building for new STEM education hub http://michiganradio.org/post/steelcase-plans-donate-huge-pyramid-shaped-building-new-stem-education-hub <p>Grand Rapids-based furniture maker Steelcase plans to donate its iconic pyramid-shaped building to a nonprofit group.</p><p>Steelcase spent more than $100 million to build the more than 600,000 square-foot building in 1989. It’s been for sale for a lot less, around $20 million, for a couple of years. But it hasn't sold.</p><p>Steelcase spokeswoman Laura VanSlyke says the company talked to a few potential buyers, but the size and unique shape “does make it difficult for certain companies to take it over.”</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:42:14 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16624 at http://michiganradio.org Steelcase plans to donate huge, pyramid-shaped building for new STEM education hub New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students http://michiganradio.org/post/new-gm-ceo-hopes-inspire-science-students <p>The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science.</p><p>Mary Barra's first appearance before reporters since getting the job eclipsed the rollout of the GMC Canyon small pickup truck.</p><p></p><p>Barra unveiled the truck and was immediately surrounded by hundreds of journalists Sunday at an old industrial site in Detroit.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:21:46 +0000 Associated Press 15988 at http://michiganradio.org New GM CEO hopes to inspire science students Is there a link between arts education and entrepreneurship? This study says yes. http://michiganradio.org/post/there-link-between-arts-education-and-entrepreneurship-study-says-yes <p>A recent study coming out of Michigan State University reaffirms the need for one educational discipline that’s been continuously cut over the past decade — the arts.</p><p>Researchers found a startling link between taking part in arts and crafts activities as a child and patents received or businesses launched as an adult.</p><p>According to that study, which examined MSU Honors STEM students between 1990-1995, 94% of STEM graduates had musical training in their lives, compared to 34% of all adults.</p><p>Joining us is one of the authors of the study, Rex LaMore, the director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development. Cynthia Taggart, a professor of Music Education at Michigan State also talked to us.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:31:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 15378 at http://michiganradio.org Is there a link between arts education and entrepreneurship? This study says yes. Stateside: Not enough STEM graduates in the U.S. http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-not-enough-stem-graduates-us <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p>Are there important jobs going begging in Michigan? Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:07:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 11106 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Not enough STEM graduates in the U.S. Fellowship to send math and science teachers to high-need classrooms http://michiganradio.org/post/fellowship-send-math-and-science-teachers-high-need-classrooms <p><span class="article-content"><span>Grand Valley State University signed an agreement Monday that will help put more science and math teachers in high-risk classrooms.<br> The agreement is part of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship Program. Six universities in Michigan are participating in the program.<br> It offers 40 recent grads $30,000 to get their teaching degrees and spend 3 years in high need, urban middle and high school classrooms. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:55:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 327 at http://michiganradio.org Fellowship to send math and science teachers to high-need classrooms