Working Knowledge

STEM Essentials for the 21st Century

Authors: Hess, Karl

  • Presents a need-to-know list of topics for students, teachers, and parents interested in STEM concepts and STEM education
  • Connects timeless scientific concepts with contemporary, "hot" science topics
  • Connects STEM knowledge to the needs of daily life
  • Recognizes curricular guidelines set forth by the National Research Council
  • Offers examples for Mathematica throughout the book
  • Includes guide to online resources with numerous examples
  • Features over 100 illustrations
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About this book

Working Knowledge: STEM Essentials for the 21st Century is designed  to inspire a wide range of readers from high school and undergraduate  students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and  Mathematics (STEM) to STEM teachers and those who wish to become  teachers. Written by renowned scientist and teacher Dr. Karl Hess of the University of Illinois at Urbana, a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, the book presents a critical collection of timeless STEM concepts and connects them with contemporary research advances in addition to the needs of our daily lives. With an engaging and accessible style not requiring a formal background in STEM, Dr. Hess takes the reader on a journey from Euclidean Geometry and Cartesian Coordinates up through 21st Century scientific topics like the global positioning system, nanotechnology, and super-efficient alternative energy systems.

Working Knowledge: STEM Essentials for the 21st Century at once serves as an almanac on the fascinating physical, chemical, quantitative features of the natural world and built environment, as well as a need-to-know list of topics for students, teachers, and parents interested in STEM education.

About the authors

Karl Hess served as Professor of Electrical Engineering and physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana (UIUC) from 1980 to 2006, where his research centered around solid state electronics and physics. In recent years, Dr. Hess has become active in variety of efforts to promote and improve STEM education. He held a presidential appointment to the National Science Board, from 2006-2008, as well as a seat on the Hawaiian Innovation Council advising the Governor of Hawaii in matters of STEM Teaching Innovations from 2007-2009. Dr. Hess lives on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Mathematics: The Study of Quantity, Structure, Space, and Change

    Hess, Karl

    Pages 1-63

  • Science: The Process of Understanding the Natural World and Its Possibilities

    Hess, Karl

    Pages 65-171

  • Engineering and Technology: Math and Science Meet Creativity and Design

    Hess, Karl

    Pages 173-212

  • STEM in Our Daily Lives

    Hess, Karl

    Pages 213-248

  • Some More Advanced STEM Problems

    Hess, Karl

    Pages 249-304

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3275-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3274-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Working Knowledge
Book Subtitle
STEM Essentials for the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3275-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3275-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3274-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
93 b/w illustrations
Topics