Find a Union Writer – Andew B. Raupp

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Andew B.
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Andrew and his colleagues are at the forefront of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) education research. Among their many accomplishments, is the first to develop a digital, STEM validation framework (for people, programs & products) and the only to secure it using the blockchain. As the inaugural inductee into the Crypto STEM Initiative, Raupp advocates for full transparency and the democratization of STEM funding using the latest technology.
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Founder / Executive Director @stemdotorg
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Vernon Ehlers, scientist, thinker and representative of his home district in Grand Rapids, Michigan for nearly 20 years, was an extraordinary man. Ehlers was a great champion — and architect — of STEM education in our state and our nation at large. His passing in mid-August of this year marks the loss of a wise politician whose deep foundation in the sciences influenced his nearly 20 years of public service at the state and national level.
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While the subjects that comprise the acronym STEM aren’t new, grouping these subjects of study -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- into a pedagogical approach didn’t become a trend in educational circles in the early 2000s. Today, as the movement has gained momentum across the globe, more parents are taking action when faced with traditional curricula that don’t offer their children the kind of content and pedagogy that will best prepare them for a career of innovation and problem-solving. Some families are advocating for better courses or enrolling their children in extracurricular STEM programs, while others have turned to the marketplace to find the answer they seek.
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Increased access to technology can lead to innovative solutions to the problems that plague our modern society. From inequality to infrastructure, harnessing technological systems can help us create solutions and stronger connections to the resources that sustain us all. Yet some applications of advanced technology may potentially create more problems than they solve. As the world begins to experiment with digital innovations, one such plan, China’s Social Credit System, offers a cautionary tale to other countries on how not to leverage information against its citizens. So, what is this approach, and how can other countries avoid such tactics while still determining an appropriate method of measuring someone’s potential contributions to our shared society?