U.S. students are lagging behind those of other countries in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) proficiency. Meanwhile, K-12 STEM teachers--many of whom, instructing the earlier grades especially, may not have a degree in science or related fields--often must focus on trying to “teach to the test.” What if they could invite researchers into the [...]..
Congressional staffers, federal agency senior personnel, non-profit leaders and scientific organization executives joined Scientific American Editor in chief Mariette DiChristina at a recent reception to celebrate the magazine’s special issue on cities...
Cities can help solve many of humankind's most pressing problems, a topic that is explored in-depth in Scientific American‘s September single-topic issue.
A note from the Editor in Chief: Scientific American is celebrating its 166th year. With its history as the longest-continuously published magazine in the U.S., it’s probably no surprise that it has touched the lives and career paths of many readers—including the scientists who write articles for us and whose work we cover...
Scientific American‘s Web site is always evolving, as you probably have noticed. Our site has undergone a redesign every year since I started working here in 2007, two of which were major upgrades...
"What will science journalism look like in 10 years?" I was visiting Scientific American staff editor Christine Gorman's class in New York University's graduate science writing program recently when a student asked this question...
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