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#SHUTDOWNSTEM: A Day of Focus on Education & Discussion to Support Black Lives

Today on Wednesday, June 10, STEMconnector joins #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia. Today we will take time to focus on what we can do better, and plan how we can continue to play a bigger part in eradicating anti-Black racism in academia and the STEM fields.  #ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and …

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Tallo and Boeing Honor High School Seniors with STEM Signing Days

This blog post was guest written by our partners from Tallo. Scientists are becoming the rising heroes of our time, so why should college athletes have all the fun? That is exactly what Tallo was thinking, when we partnered with Boeing to create STEM Signing Day to honor high school seniors who are pursuing a …

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STEMconnector Supports Diversity & Inclusion

“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.” -Eckhart Tolle We are proud that STEMconnector’s chief mission has always been to create a diverse and inclusive workforce which empowers people from all walks of life to change the world for the better. We have drawn …

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Connected Storm Sanctuary Design Thinking Mission Presented by U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning

Many of us are currently at home and juggling work, family life, and the care and education of your children. We understand how difficult it is to keep your children engaged in their education while at home. A wonderful way to keep them excited and engaged is through project-based learning, essentially “learning while doing”. We …

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American Heart Association: Celebrating the Future of Science Virtually during COVID Crisis

This blog post was guest written by our partners from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s annual Advancing Sciences event brings high school students out of the classroom and into an environment where they can experience hands-on learning with leading science, med-tech, and engineering professionals from across Minnesota. The day consists of small …

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Contextualizing STEM in the Real World and Redefining Failure

Students learn fire dynamics from Dan Madrzykowski, Ph.D., Research Director for the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) Middle school is a time of social, emotional, physical and learning transitions. In order to keep students engaged, we must demonstrate to students that the material they are learning is both relevant to their immediate lives and …

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STEMConnector at Workplace Forum’s 32nd Annual Conference

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion held its 32nd Annual Conference from March 10-12th. Hundreds of industry leaders and educators came together in Minneapolis, Minnesota on being updated on how to include diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Forum provides vital connections to industry experts and leaders. STEMConnector had the opportunity to be featured during …

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Pioneering Your Future Partnership with Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy has partnered with University of Wisconsin – Platteville for its ‘Alliant Energy Pioneering Your Future in STEM’ initiative. This event, which took place on February 25 and will take place again on March 17, is open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Individuals, chaperoned school groups, home school groups, and girl scout …

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Abbott Highlights ‘STEM Sisters’ on International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Abbott is celebrating by highlighting its “STEM Sisters” – women the healthcare technology company believes are changing the world. Abbott started featuring these scientists and engineers because it’s inspirational for girls to see women in STEM jobs. In fact, the company’s research shows …

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UC Davis hosts Science Olympiad

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Science Olympiad club at UC Davis hosted the first Aggie Invitational, a Science Olympiad competition. 44 high school teams  from California and Washington competed in 23 different challenging science events. Student competitors worked in teams to apply in-depth knowledge across various science fields. These events span all of STEM, …

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