A new Walmart ‘cloud factory’ will accelerate digital innovation, boost business efficiency (Microsoft)

Walmart is expanding its technology center in Austin, Texas, to accelerate digital innovation that transforms how associates work and delivers more convenient ways for customers to shop. About 30 technologists, including engineers from both Walmart and Microsoft, will work together side by side in the cloud factory, expected to open in early 2019 as an extension to a strategic partnership announced in …

Walmart has STEM toys, kids’ tablets, experiment kits, and more on back-to-school sale (Mashable)

Back to school season is (somehow) here, y’all.  This means parents have about a month of kids being excited about entering a new grade until they’re, uh, not anymore — and then they’re rushing through homework to get back to video games and Spongebob. Awesome.  That is, unless they have toys that make math, science, creativity, and spelling fun instead of frustrating. Walmart has …

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Wednesday — June 5, 2019 STEMdaily

In today’s STEMdaily, MIND Research recaps the 2019 STEMconnector Summit, a look at the success of SWE’s career re-entry initiative for women in STEM, women mentor young women through a University of Hawai’i Manoa program, Walmart announces it’s extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market, and an …

Friday — September 27, 2019 STEMdaily

In today’s STEMdaily, Walmart is expanding its Live Better U tuition benefit that offers its 1.5M employees access to online programs with partner universities for $1-a-day degrees and career diplomas in health-related fields, tech industry group Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) pens letter to Congress about facial recognition software, the U.S. Air Force gives 4-H a $150K grant to expand participation …

Download the free #WalmartHealthyHelpers STEM Mission for National Day of Design on November 8th!

We are only about a month out until National Day of Design on November 8th! Walmart is sponsoring this year’s Design Mission to bring you Healthy Helpers: Personalizing the Shopping Experience for a Healthier You. With this free STEM activity, students will design an automated technology solution to provide individuals and families with suggestions of healthy food, medicine, and/or other products tailored …

Million Women Mentors Reaches Over 1 Million Mentor Pledges!

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1st – Ahead of its 4-year goal of reaching 1 million mentoring relationship pledges, Million Women Mentors (MWM) and STEMconnector® are proud to announce that as of December 1, 2016, MWM has registered 1,000,000 PLEDGES for mentor relationships. Leadership in MWM has increased the goal to 2 million by 2020. In response to these pledges, there have …

Becca Shaddox

Becca is the Director of STEM Strategy at Walmart, where she is dedicated to growing the national STEM pipeline and ensuring the workforce of the future is prepared. Becca is responsible for collaborating with private, public and non-profit sectors to increase the pipeline and its diversity and actively supports STEM initiatives led and sponsored by Walmart. Under Becca’s leadership, Walmart …

Thursday — September 26, 2019 STEMdaily

In today’s STEMdaily, we cover 2 exciting announcements about STEMconnector’s National Day of Design in 2019, including our new mission sponsored by Walmart called Health Helpers, and the expansion of U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning’s Storm Sanctuary Mission to Cedar Rapids and Chicago schools! Plus more STEM news on the Mattel’s new STEM Barbie dolls, how students in Tennessee are …