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

by Alexa Gitler


[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmYsN4q84tU[/embedyt] 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 93% of women ...

UC Davis hosts Science Olympiad

by Alexa Gitler


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, including life and social sciences, ...

TCS & STEMconnector’s 2020 Community Partnerships Series!

by Alexa Gitler


Coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of the goIT program, the 2020 Community Partnerships Series profiles some of the communities where TCS has had tremendous impact, shedding light on the progress that can be made when industries work collaboratively with communities and other sectors to diversify and grow the STEM workforce. Featuring individuals from across roles working with the program, the series sheds light on …


Learning Blade celebrates CS Week with FREE Resources

by Alexa Gitler


Learning Blade celebrates CS Week with FREE Resources December 9th to December 15th is Computer Science Week, and schools all across the country will be doing all sorts of coding and computer science activities! Learning Blade is joining in on the CS mania by offering portions of Learning Blade that put a particular focus on computer science careers.  Available statewide in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama, Learning Blade is helping students …


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

by STEMconnector


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 …


Students Innovate Grocery Shopping Experience for 2019 National Day of Design

by STEMconnector


September 26, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC | In anticipation of National STEM/STEAM Day (November 8, 2019), STEMconnector’s National Day of Design returns to bring students of all grade levels a mission that asks them to find new innovative solutions to personalize the grocery shopping experience. This mission, sponsored by Walmart, encourages real-world critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and overall Science, Technology, Engineering, and …


STEMconnector’s New Research Explores STEM Work-Based Learning in Postsecondary Settings

by STEMconnector


STEMconnector’s newest white paper, STEM Work-Based Learning in Postsecondary Settings: A guide for employers, discusses how work-based learning bolsters recent graduates’ preparedness for the STEM workforce and provides employers with earlier access to STEM talent. The research finds employers seeking postsecondary STEM talent face two troubling realities: Not enough students pursue and persist in STEM degree programs – only 8% of students …


U.S. Cellular Donates to JASON Learning, Benefitting Nearly Half a Million Students

by STEMconnector


Company contribution of $300,000 to nonprofit allows further access to STEM curriculum CHICAGO — (BUSINESS WIRE) | Today, U.S. Cellular is announcing a renewal of its relationship with the nonprofit JASON Learning, an education-focused organization with headquarters based in Virginia. In its continued commitment to providing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, U.S. Cellular donated $300,000 to support …


TCS goIT Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Micro Bit, GIS Technology Pathways and Digital Innovation Lab

by STEMconnector


Tata Consultancy Services’ goIT, North America’s Largest Industry Engagement Program for Computer Science Education, will also Add AI and IoT Offerings for Students NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 19, 2019 (PRNewswire) | Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced the expansion of its flagship STEM and Computer Science (CS) education program, goIT, …


Next What’s Working Webinar on 9/25 to feature Micron, Black & Veatch and Arlington Independent School District

by STEMconnector


Please join us for our Webinar Series What’s Working?: A Deeper Dive into Member Practices Wednesday, September 25, 12 – 1pm EST STEMconnector’s What’s Working initiative draws on the strength members and highlights our cross-sector network of passionate leaders who are dedicated to building a diverse and sustainable STEM workforce. Through sharing the initiatives, collaborations, and general best practices happening across our network …


STEM Forward Announces Speakers for 16th Annual sySTEMnow Conference in Milwaukee

by STEMconnector


Milwaukee’s Premier STEM Conference Announces Keynote Speakers and Breakout Sessions 16th Annual sySTEMnow Conference Focuses on STEM Talent Development and Education Milwaukee, Wisconsin – September 17th, 2019 | In just seven weeks, STEM Forward will host the 16th Annual sySTEMnow Conference on October 31st, 2019 at the Italian Community Center. sySTEMnow is Metro Milwaukee’s premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and …


MWM’s #BeyondTheBuzzChat Heads Back To School This Thursday, September 12th!

by STEMconnector


Million Women Mentors is continuing its Twitter Chat Series, #BeyondTheBuzzChat., on September 12th at 3PM ET right as students head back to school, which will be the focus of this time around! #BeyondTheBuzzChat is part of MWM’s broader Beyond The Buzzword campaign, which seeks to move beyond sideline support for STEM’s many buzzwords, and show what it takes to actually do them and make …


Join us for the next What’s Working Webinar on 8/28 with Micron and Talent Path

by STEMconnector


Please join us for a New Webinar Series What’s Working? A Deeper Dive into Member Practices Wednesday, August 28, 12 – 1pm EST 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 …


Together, We Can Increase the Number of Women in STEM: Here is a Tool to Help Companies Get Started

by STEMconnector


On Women’s Equality Day, Abbott is publishing a blueprint for creating a high school STEM internship aimed at exposing young people, particularly girls, to STEM early and empowering other companies to download and use it More than half of girls in a YouGov-Abbott survey say they aren’t encouraged to study STEM, but 89% of girls who are urged to study …


Johnson & Johnson Now Accepting Global Applications for 2020 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award

by STEMconnector


Annual award honors female scholars in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design with $150,000 grant and 3 years of mentorship Deadline for applications is Oct. 3, 2019 (New Brunswick, N.J. – August 22) | Johnson & Johnson today announced its global call for nominations for its 2020 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. Each year, these …


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

by STEMconnector


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

by STEMconnector


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

by STEMconnector


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

by STEMconnector


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

by STEMconnector


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 …