Math http://redriverradio.org en Louisiana Public Square: STEM Status - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana http://redriverradio.org/post/louisiana-public-square-stem-status-science-technology-engineering-math-louisiana <DIV><STRONG>Airs Sunday, July 7 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</STRONG><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Occupations in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are projected to grow by nearly 10% over the next five years. Experts estimate Louisiana alone will have 69,000 STEM job vacancies by 2018. But who will fill these positions?</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Nationwide, more than 300,000 jobs are currently being left vacant because employers can’t find individuals skilled enough in STEM. In Louisiana, 40% of eighth-graders report never designing a science project. Only 3% of high-school seniors take advance college placement tests in science. While male students have shown a recent increased interest in STEM, Louisiana females’ interest has been decreasing since 2008.</SPAN></DIV> <DIV><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;So, how can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions? Are Louisiana’s educators adequately prepared to teach STEM courses? And how can students be encouraged to pursue STEM careers? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “STEM Status: Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Math in Louisiana.”</SPAN></DIV> <P> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 29788 at http://redriverradio.org Louisiana Public Square: STEM Status - Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 4/26/2012 http://redriverradio.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-brian-onuanain-4262012 <p>Commentator Brian O&#39;Nuanain goes on an exercise regiment, for his brain. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 10274 at http://redriverradio.org What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 4/26/2012 What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 2/9/2012 http://redriverradio.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-brian-onuanain-292012 <p>Commentator Brian O&#39;Nuanain&nbsp;continues&nbsp;his wrestling&nbsp;grudge match&nbsp;with&nbsp;math&nbsp;and&nbsp;the education&nbsp;of&nbsp;his own child.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 6485 at http://redriverradio.org What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 2/9/2012 What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 2/2/2012 http://redriverradio.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-brian-onuanain-222012 <p>Commentator Brian O&#39;Nuanain&nbsp;wrestles with math dilemmas and&nbsp;teaching his own child.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 6173 at http://redriverradio.org What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 2/2/2012