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Meet Your Weird New Robot Friend! KD Interactive Introduces My Loopy, a Social Robot That Teaches Early STEM Concepts

by William Broman


NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — KD Interactive, maker of the best-selling line of kid-safe Kurio tablets and smartwatches, today introduces an innovative and fun new item for 2018: My Loopy, a social robot for kids as young as four. “Teaching early STEM concepts through play is still an important focus in the toy industry and we saw a gap to fill for younger …


Siobhan Mullen (CEO, SAS Games, Inc.): TiViTz Teacher-to-Teacher Challenge Promotes STEM Interest, Connects Classrooms

by STEMconnector


Our popular children’s math and strategy game, TiViTz, has been successfully used by educators in communities around the country as a tool to reinforce math and critical thinking concepts. In some school districts, studies suggest incorporating TiViTz as an in-class resource increases student math test scores by as many as two letter grades. These formal findings—along with inspiring anecdotes about …


C Spire, TEALS program to boost computer science education in schools

by STEMconnector


Part of comprehensive Tech Movement initiative aimed at developing Mississippi’s tech workforce of future RIDGELAND, Miss., Feb. 14, 2018 (PRNewswire) | C Spire and the Microsoft Philanthropies-supported Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program are teaming up on efforts aimed at improving and accelerating teacher skills, professional development and high school classroom instruction in computer science in Mississippi. A letter of intent signed by …


Register for the Million Women Mentors International Women’s Day Webinar on March 8th!

by STEMconnector


On International Women’s Day on March 8th, join Million Women Mentors (MWM) for a special webinar to discover the latest research on women and leadership opportunities from top MWM leaders including Credit Suisse, S&P Global, Catalyst, Boeing, and the Department of Defense. Audiences will gain exposure to the incredible work happening across the United States and the world to ensure that women …


UW-Green Bay Mechanical Engineering Gets the Green Light

by William Broman


GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s efforts to establish an in-region resource for developing highly needed mechanical engineering talent in Northeast Wisconsin took a gigantic step forward today (Feb. 9, 2018) with the UW System Board of Regents approving the University’s request to offer the new program on its campus. UW-Green Bay hopes to begin accepting freshman into …


Volunteers Needed for the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival: April 5-8th in DC!

by STEMconnector


Go behind the scenes of the nation’s largest celebration of STEM by volunteering at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival! From April 5th-8th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, you can help #SciFest inspire students, teachers, families, and STEM enthusiasts from all over the country and make a difference by helping showcase STEM to over 350,000 attendees! …


Cognizant to Invest $100 Million in U.S. Technology Education

by STEMconnector


Cognizant U.S. Foundation to Focus on Digital Education and Skills Training Initiatives Across the United States TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 7, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced the formation of a new non-profit foundation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and digital education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The foundation will be established with an initial grant of $100 …


Mapping the State of STEM: a Q&A with STEMconnector’s New Research Whiz, Erin White

by STEMconnector


This spring, STEMconnector will be publishing a new research report called The State of STEM: a comprehensive, fact-based understanding of the STEM system along with new insights into the trends and challenges around STEM and strategic direction for investments. State of STEM is the first big undertaking for STEMconnector’s newly-hired and first-ever Senior Director of Product Development and Research, Erin …


January 24 is Education Day at the North American International Auto Show

by William Broman


Education Day began at the 2005 North American International Auto Show as an opportunity for schools to participate in a positive and valuable educational experience. Now in its fourteenth year, 2018 NAIAS Education Day (NED) welcomes school groups of all ages including college level and promises to offer even more for those schools in attendance. Young minds will have the …


Carnegie Learning Announces Strategic Alliance with Smithsonian

by STEMconnector


Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum and services, has announced a strategic alliance with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has long been a leading developer of research-based science and engineering curriculum through its Smithsonian Science Education Center, which was established in 1985 to help transform the teaching and learning of science in the United States and …


Thirty-Five New Jersey Teachers Win $5,000 Science Scholarships from Bayer USA Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation

by STEMconnector


The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) today announced the results from a scholarship competition that provided 35 New Jersey teachers with funding to earn their endorsements in physics or chemistry through CTL. A generous donation from the Bayer USA Foundation enabled CTL to provide 15 scholarships of $5,000 each to New Jersey teachers of every academic background to …


Discovery Education and 3M Open the 11th Annual Young Scientist Challenge

by STEMconnector


Discovery Education and 3M today launched the 11th annual Young Scientist Challenge, a premier STEM competition for middle school students that gives aspiring young innovators and scientists the unique opportunity to work with a 3M scientist mentor, earn a $25,000 prize, and take home the title of America’s Top Young Scientist! Through the Young Scientist Challenge, 5th-8th grade students are tasked with …


Dassault Systèmes Announces Global Entrepreneur Program to Accompany Startups, Entrepreneurs and Makers

by STEMconnector


Startups, entrepreneurs, makers in any industry can accelerate breakthrough innovations and drive growth Tailored startup program tracks and qualified network of global professionals offer new levels of support Dassault Systèmes helps startups industrialize with 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, mentoring, online prototyping services LAS VEGAS (BUSINESS WIRE) | Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced at CES its Global Entrepreneur Program to accelerate the …


Leslie Cruz Reflects on Early STEM Lessons and Looks to 2018 & #TheStateOfSTEM

by STEMconnector


It’s been 6 months since I joined STEMconnector, and I continue to be energized by the passion and impact of the extensive STEM community and the potential of our collective efforts. Through the conversations I’ve had with this incredible community, we’ve identified two major principles guiding STEMconnector’s work. First, that no one sector has a monopoly on the STEM talent …


Students Step into the Role of Fire Investigator with New, Free STEM Module

by brian jackson


A new STEM module from UL Xplorlabs is connecting classrooms to safety engineering solutions through the unlikely medium of fire. Yes, fire! In the Next Generation Science Standards-aligned module, Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence, students work alongside fire research engineers as a fire investigator-in-training to learn how claims, evidence and reasoning play into an investigation. Students’ skills are put to ...

NSTA Releases 2nd Annual ‘Best STEM Books for K-12’ List!

by STEMconnector


For the second year in a row, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has released a list of the “Best STEM Books for K-12” in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council. The list is selected by volunteer educators from a book review panel appointed by NSTA, and it provides recommendations for the best STEM trade books available for students from kindergarten …


57 Startups From Around the World Confirmed to Showcase Mobility-Focused Innovations as Part of 2018 AutoMobili-D

by William Broman


This is a press release from the North American International Auto Show The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today that through its strategic partnership with Techstars Mobility, 57 startups from around the world will participate and showcase their mobility technologies as part of AutoMobili-D. “Building on the success of the inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D in 2017, the startup …


Request for Volunteer Advisors for Student Day of Design Missions

by STEMconnector


Water Warriors, a Day of Design Mission focusing on flood prevention, is taking place on December 8th at the Klein Independent School District in Houston TX, where Hurricane Harvey recently ravaged much of the community. 275 teams of 4-5 students will be participating in this Water Warriors Mission, which is an incredible undertaking on behalf of the schools, community, and …



University of Phoenix and PepsiCo Join Forces for Million Women Mentors Program to Help Reduce Gender Gap by Encouraging Women to Enter STEM-Related Fields

by STEMconnector


PepsiCo employees to serve as mentors for the University’s top female IT and business students to help them enhance their careers in STEM and finance PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) | University of Phoenix® and PepsiCo today announced cooperation on a mentorship program designed to encourage more women to enter the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and finance workforces to help women …