Is STEM education “dangerous”?

By // April 2, 2015

We hear a lot about so-called STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) these days in conversations about education. Over the past decade there has been a noticeable national shift toward focusing on improving our input–educational programs and resources–and output–successful graduates–within STEM areas. As the United States lags behind other countries in certain measures of student performance in these fields, there … Read More

Impressed by innovation

By // March 6, 2015

We got to attend the annual meeting of the Holyoke Innovation District (HID) yesterday, at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. We are hoping to locate LightHouse in the area of the first canal/Race St. (right in the midst of the HID), so we wanted to learn about the great work that’s been happening in this part of town…and there’s … Read More