Posts Tagged u.s.

U.S. High School Students Seek To Save Money On College Education By Going Abroad

Posted by on Saturday, 27 November, 2010

– U.S. college tuition is becoming more expensive and less affordable to many potential college students. As an alternative,  American high school students are looking towards education abroad.

The University of St. Andrews in Scotland, U.K. is one of the popular colleges that American’s seek.  The tuition for an overseas student for St. Andrews would be about $19,000 for 2009-2010, but if the student was able to claim citizenship of the U.K, the tuiation would be a mere $3,000 a year.

The tuition varies from college to college in the U.K., but even to study at the University of Oxford, it would cost only $4,700 a year for a U.K. student or about $20,000 for an overseas student.

Contrast the tuition costs in the U.K. with the tuition costs of $40,000 a year in the U.S.,  and it is clear that the savings are more than significant.  However, there is another way to save on college tuition in the U.S.  According to the College Board, if you choose a public four-year college in the same state you live in, the tuition may be  under $8,000 per year.

Share and Enjoy

The First Annual STEMtech Conference Declared A Success

Posted by on Thursday, 4 November, 2010

– The League for Innovation announced today that 1,500 educators and corporate and association leaders from the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Puerto Rico gathered October 31 November 3, at the League for Innovation’s first annual STEMtech conference in Orlando, Florida. Conference participants discussed how to increase student success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers and strategically using information technology to better serve students, campuses, and communities.

The first annual STEMtech conference was a huge success. The caliber of presenters at the conference was remarkable, with topics ranging from increasing the participation of women and minorities in STEM education to managing IT services during peak demand periods.  In addition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a series of discussions in conjunction with the conference designed to showcase effective networking practices. The discussions highlighted how states can learn from one another as they leverage their successes transitioning learners from high school to community college, and ultimately, into the workforce. Dozens of exhibitors were also on hand to demonstrate their latest products and services.

Ed Begley, Jr., best known for his roles in St. Elsewhere, The West Wing, and Living With Ed, a reality show that chronicles how he and his wife live the green life near Los Angeles, California, delivered the opening keynote address. Begley’s strong message encouraged sustainable and environmentally-friendly living practices. Michael C. Lach, special assistant, STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education, served as the closing keynote speaker and shared important information about how educators and others can help advance the country’s STEM education agenda.

“Our first annual STEMtech conference brought together the best and brightest STEM and information technology professionals,” said League for Innovation President and CEO Gerardo E. de los Santos. “Attending our first annual STEMtech conference was a great way for educators to learn from one another, make new connections, and discover the latest strategies, products, and services.”

Planning for next year’s STEMtech is already under way. Hosted by Ivy Tech Community College, the conference is being held October 2-5, 2011 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Individuals interested in presenting at the 2011 STEMtech can submit their proposals online at A handful of presentation slots are reserved for League for Innovation Corporate Partners, who are also strongly encouraged to exhibit at the conference.

Technorati Tags :

Share and Enjoy