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The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation Expands Grant to Base 11 Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy

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This is a press release from Dassault Systèmes & Base 11 Innovative STEM curriculum to be adapted as a full semester course during Academic Year 2018/19 COSTA MESA, Calif. & WALTHAM, Mass. — (Business Wire) | Base 11 and the Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation have announced the expansion of the workforce development initiative aimed at training the next generation of …


How Being Black in STEM Changed my Life

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This is a guest blog post from Jazmine Grant: Bison STEM Scholars Member Cohort 2, Howard University Class of 2022. Being black and STEM is not a rarity anymore; however, it still is a challenge to draw the minds of minorities to STEM careers. The challenges and struggles minorities are given makes it arduous to want to do STEM or have …


What It Actually Takes to Mentor Over a Million Women and Girls in STEM

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Go #BeyondTheBuzzword: Share what mentoring over a million women and girls in STEM actually looks like using #MWMentorIRL! Million Women Mentors (MWM) will gather again this year at our annual Summit & Awards Gala in DC in October to celebrate some pretty significant milestones: over 2.3 million commitments to mentor and over 1 million completed mentor relationships have been made …


National PTA Expands STEM + Families Grant Program with Support of Bayer, Mathnasium, ThinkFun and littleBits

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This is a press release provided by the National PTA ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 19, 2018) | National PTA announced today that $335,000 in funding and products will be awarded to PTAs across the country over the next three years to increase family engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The funding is part of National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative and …


Register Today for an MWM Exclusive Webinar Hosted by Nepris on September 18th!

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Million Women Mentors & Nepris invite you to join a webinar discussion with industry thought leaders on how they engage employees in community outreach and volunteerism opportunities. Stay ahead of the curve with this innovative and forward-looking dive into the future of corporate social responsibility. The future of the US workforce does not paint a rosy picture. Over 60% of …


Intel Foundation: Together We Can Inspire Middle School Girls to become Future Technology Leaders and Innovators

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The Intel Foundation seeks non-profit partners to broaden the participation of US middle-school girls in Technology, Engineering and Computer Science (TEC) to help close the technology equity and gender gaps.  Learn more at https://foundation.intel.com/rfp. U.S. Middle School girls represent a wealth of unlimited potential for cultivating our future technology creators, innovators and leaders.  Yet, a vast majority of girls in disenfranchised …


Students Clean Up Garbage Problem for 2018 National Day of Design

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WASHINGTON, DC | In anticipation of National STEM/STEAM Day (November 8, 2018), STEMconnector’s National Day of Design returns with a Mission for students of all grade levels to design solutions for eliminating food waste in their school’s cafeteria. This innovative design challenge encourages real-world critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and overall Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills while connecting students …


Three Technology Trends Influencing the STEM Workforce

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STEMconnector released the State of STEM report in May of this year, and we continue to use the framework and research to drive knowledge and action for our networks. We are pleased to share a series of blog posts diving more deeply into the resources found in the call-out boxes included throughout the report. This third piece focuses on Box 4: Three Technology Trends Influencing …


The Credit Suisse Raleigh IT Women’s Council Takes Teachers on a SummerSTEM Immersion!

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On Thursday, July 26th, Credit Suisse Raleigh IT Women’s Council played host to Wake County teachers for a  day-long “SummerSTEM Immersion” event. CS technologists shared their subject matter expertise on topics spanning from design thinking to AI, to infrastructure and engineering, as part of the commitment to foster the pipeline for STEM Talent for the future. Each of the participating …


A Closer Look at Key Sources of Data in the State of STEM

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STEMconnector released the State of STEM report in May of this year, and we continue to use the framework and research to drive knowledge and action for our networks. We are pleased to share a series of blog posts diving more deeply into the resources found in the call-out boxes included throughout the report. This second piece focuses on Box 3: Key Sources of …


SXSW PanelPicker Voting is Now Open. Vote UP STEMconnector to Send Us to SXSWEDU 2019!

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With STEMconnector’s State of STEM research, we’ve learned that developing STEM talent is an economic imperative that touches every sector and requires partnership and collaboration across industry, K-12, higher education, and non-profits. We hope to bring what we’ve learned to a SXSWEDU 2019 to help illuminate the current STEM landscape and the five critical gaps that impede full STEM workforce …


Preparing STEM Freshmen for College at Harris-Stowe State University

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By Dr. Tommie Yvette Turner, Director of the Institute for Science and Mathematics at Harris-Stowe State University Through the support of the National Science Foundation Historically Black Colleges and University Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Implementation grant and before fall semester classes start at Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) 25 selected STEM freshmen are diligently preparing for their academic and professional careers. These …


UL and North American Association for Environmental Education Announce 2018 Innovative Education Award Winners

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Environmental STEM (E-STEM) Award Program Donates One Million Dollars Since 2014 Launch NORTHBROOK, Ill. and WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Underwriters Laboratories (UL NFP), in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), today announced five recipients of this year’s annual UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA). These non-profit organizations have made a difference in their communities through their work to advance environmental education through STEM principles …


Love E-STEM? Join eePRO, an online community of environmental education professionals, and become the E-STEM Group Moderator

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eePRO, an initiative of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the Environmental Protection Agency, is an online platform that provides environmental education (EE) professionals and students from around the world with opportunities to network, discuss important issues, and access high-quality professional development resources. Join eePRO (it’s free!) to post resources, events, jobs, join groups, and share your …


Hitachi High Technologies Donates Scanning Electron Microscope to The Henry Ford

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The Henry Ford is proud to announce its collaboration with Hitachi on the Hitachi Inspire STEM Education Program. With the loan of a benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (TM3030) with an Oxford Instrument Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (EDX), the institution will be better equipped to preserve and restore items within The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation™, develop education programming for …


Insurance Industry Leaders Call for Substantive Change to Advance Women Working in Insurance

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Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Initiative (WII) Tackles Leadership, Career Development, and Opportunities Despite Current Inequity in Its 2018 Report Women in Insurance: Leading to Action Washington, D.C., July 19, 2018 | Citing both continued issues of inequality in the insurance industry and the potential to create unprecedented opportunities for women, the Million Women Mentors (MWM) Women in Insurance Initiative (WII) calls on the insurance industry …


eCYBERMISSION Seeks Volunteers for STEM Web-Based Learning Opportunity for Middle School Students

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Want a great volunteer opportunity? eCYBERMISSION, a program of the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (U.S. AEOP) is a web-based STEM learning opportunity for 6th-9th graders. Students from across the country will work in teams to improve their local community and compete for state, regional and national prizes. Registration for the 2018-2019 eCYBERMISSION year opens in August. Volunteers are crucial to …


Lenovo and NAF Announce 2018 Mobile App “Fan Favorite”

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Lenovo Scholar Network is Open to All 600+ NAF Academies Across the United States to Apply and Will Serve 6,000 NAF Students in the Upcoming 2018-19 Academic Year (WASHINGTON, DC) – July 11, 2018 | Lenovo today announced this year’s 2018 Lenovo Scholar Network “Fan Favorite” mobile app honoree at the 2018 NAF Next Conference in Washington, DC. The winning …


Four Student Teams Named National Winners of 2017-18 eCYBERMISSION Competition

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June 22 — ARLINGTON, Va. (Business Wire) | The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 national winners of the 16th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. The winning teams were announced today at the National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) awards luncheon in Reston, Virginia. The web-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program—sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by …


A Deeper Dive into Key Readings on the Future of Work

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STEMconnector released the State of STEM report in May of this year, and we continue to use the framework and research to drive knowledge and action for our networks. We are pleased to share a series of blog posts diving more deeply into the resources found in the call-out boxes included throughout the report. This first piece focuses on Box 2: Key Readings on …