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UL and North American Association for Environmental Education Announce 2019 UL Innovative Education Award Winners

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Six Non-Profit Organizations Honored for Youth Environmental Education STEM Programs NORTHBROOK, Ill. and WASHINGTON, July 31, 2019 (PRNewswire) | Marking the fifth year of the UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and partner North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) today announced the 2019 winners for excellence in environmental education. To celebrate UL’s 125thanniversary this year, six non-profit organizations were selected as winners for the difference they …


TCS & STEMconnector To Host Effectively Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Prepare People for the Future of Work Forum at FIU in DC on July 16th

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ZOOM LIVESTREAM LINK: https://fiu.zoom.us/j/933807700 On Tuesday, July 16th, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Florida International University (FIU), and STEMconnector are coming together to host a forum on Effectively Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Prepare People for the Future of Work at FIU in DC’s location. This event aims to present and explore exceptional practices to engage stakeholders from the public and private sector in …


New Technology Offers a Promising Solution to Build Equity in the STEM Workforce

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July 8, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC | STEMconnector today released new research in partnership with McGraw-Hill examining corporate perspectives on the most pressing needs of the workforce and the ways in which intelligent adaptive learning platforms can bridge opportunities gaps, building a wider STEM talent pool to meet the needs of a dynamic economy. It is widely acknowledged that, too …


Micron’s Chip Camp Launches Students Towards STEM Careers

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By Laurie Anderson, Micron Foundation STEM Education Outreach Programs Manager Student interest in STEM subjects tends to decline in middle school – exactly the time when students should be exploring subjects that will launch them onto a possible career path. Micron Technology’s Chip Camp works to inspire these students to pursue STEM careers by introducing them to STEM activities, industry …


Join us for a New Webinar Series: What’s Working? A Deeper Dive into STEMconnector Member Practices

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The driving force of STEMconnector’s value is our cross-sector network of passionate leaders who are dedicated to building a diverse and sustainable STEM workforce. Whether industry, nonprofit, or postsecondary, our members understand that no one sector has a monopoly, and that collaboration across boardrooms, classrooms, and communities is key. By sharing the initiatives, collaborations, and general best practices happening across …


Women In Insurance Initiative To Embark On Comprehensive Study On The State Of Women In The Industry

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Calls on the Insurance Industry to Participate in Survey June 12, 2019 | The Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Initiative (WII) consortium announced today the launch of a data collection project designed to measure and provide insight into issues and opportunities that currently exist for women in the insurance industry. Verisk, a leading data analytics provider and member of …


Next MWM #BeyondTheBuzzChat This Thursday 6/13 To Explore Summer Learning Programs for Women & Girls in STEM!

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As the school year ends and the #SummerOfSTEM gets going, Million Women Mentors will be hosting the next Twitter Chat in our #BeyondTheBuzzChat series on Thursday, June 13th at 3PM ET to discuss the fun and exciting summer programs, camps, and other resources that help prevent summer learning loss for girls in STEM. But finding these summer learning opportunities can …


Broncos score with STEM Day on The Blue

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By Dr. Angela Hemingway, Executive Director, Idaho STEM Action Center Roughly one in four Boise State University student-athletes are STEM majors, so the Broncos teamed up with the Idaho STEM Action Center and Idaho National Laboratory (the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy R&D) last month to host STEM Day on The Blue. About 40 BSU student-athletes — including members …


Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Announce Ignite Innovation Student Challenge Winners

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Press Release from TCS on PRNewswire California Elementary School Student Awarded $10,000 and Mentorship Opportunity in New Computational Thinking Competition SILVER SPRING, Md. and NEW YORK, May 24, 2019 | Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning …


AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Program Seeks 100 Women In STEM Role Models

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Launched on May 4th by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the IF/THEN campaign is already making huge waves in its mission to highlight positive portrayals of women in STEM in science, media, fashion, education, philanthropy, entertainment, sports and beyond, in order to inspire and support women and girls in STEM. Their coalition members feature an impressive group, including the Girl Scouts, U.S. Soccer, …


3M Seeks Non-Profit Partner for its STEM Equity Program

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3M has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking a non-profit partner to support its STEM Equity program that helps advance equitable outcomes in STEM and Skilled Trades for underrepresented and under-resourced middle school students. 3M has a longstanding commitment to education and developing tomorrow’s workforce through strategic investments in STEM and skilled trades and through sharing the time and talents …


New STEMconnector Research Lays Out A First-Of-Its-Kind Framework For Defining And Measuring The Success Of Investments In The STEM Workforce

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MAY 2, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC |  STEMconnector today released its 2019 signature research report, Input to Impact: A Framework for Measuring Success Across the STEM Ecosystem, which provides a common definition for success in our collective STEM talent development work, and approach to measurement that can be used to plan and target STEM investments for greater impact. This report also …


Key Insights from STEMconnector’s New Research Piece Input To Impact

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STEMconnector is excited to announce our newest signature research piece: Input to Impact. This report was released at our Annual Summit on May 2 and seeks to define success in the STEM talent ecosystem and provide support to the individuals, organizations, and systems trying to assess their impact and enhance their outcomes. Input to Impact builds off STEMconnector’s 2018 report, …


2019 Delaware Pathways Conference Shines The Spotlight On Students

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Monday, April 8th, hundreds of employers, educators, school administrators, school counselors, parents and guardians, community-based organizations, legislators and policy makers came together in Dover, Delaware, to learn more about the steps the state is collectively taking to prepare all youth for career success. The 5th Annual Delaware Pathways Conference allowed students currently enrolled in a Pathways program to tell their …


STEMconnector Members Will Tackle Defining & Measuring STEM Success at 2019 Summit

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On Thursday, May 2nd in DC, STEMconnector will once again convene its members from across our entire network at the 2019 STEMconnector Summit for a day of insight, interaction, and reflection on achieving a sustainable STEM workforce. At last year’s Summit, we released the State of STEM report, which shed light on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap; …


Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of 2019 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award

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The six winners are assistant or associate academic professors or the global equivalent and represent women leaders in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design; Each winner will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson. (New Brunswick, N.J. – April 8) | Johnson & Johnson today announced the six winners of …


littleBits, The Walt Disney Company and UC Davis Launch Snap the Gap, an Ambitious Program to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

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littleBits, the educational technology company that is reinventing the way kids learn, today announced a program in collaboration with media giant The Walt Disney Company that aims to close the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) starting at the point of highest leverage: 10-year-old girls. Participants in the program will receive a STEM Starter Pack, a one-year …


Milliman announces $750,000 gift to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators program

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In February of 2019, global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman Inc. announced that it had donated a three-year, $750,000 gift to support The Actuarial Foundation‘s Math Motivators tutoring program, raised entirely by donations from employees and alumni through the Milliman Giving Fund. The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivator program provides free math tutoring to high students who either do not have access to tutoring …


Apply Now for the Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowships

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  The STEM Leadership Center, in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the Teachers College of Columbia University and U.S Satellite Laboratory are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowship is a grassroots education initiative that addresses the need to train secondary science teachers in STEM teaching methods, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and professional research practices. The competitive, …


Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island Announces New Webinar Series

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Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island (MWM-RI) announces the launch of the MWM-RI Webinar Series – free webinars that will feature a wide range of topics designed to promote, share, connect, and support mentoring. Each 45-minute webinar will be hosted and moderated by a member of MWM-RI and will consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A/discussion period.  …