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Learn about the Careers that Come with the Coding through Hour of Learning Blade this Computer Science Education Week!

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December 3rd to December 9th 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 Hour of Learning Blade, which puts a particular focus on computer science careers. Anthony Owen, Chief State STEM Officer of Arkansas, recently invited all AR …


U.S. Cellular & JASON Learning Unveil Connected Storm Sanctuary Day of Design Mission

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STEMconnector is pleased to announce a new Day of Design Mission powered by U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning. U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning, an education-focused organization with headquarters based in Virginia, will be working together to bring the U.S. Cellular Connected Storm Sanctuary Mission to the greater Milwaukee and Tulsa regions as part of U.S. Cellular’s commitment to advancing kindergarten …


Dassault Systèmes US Foundation Grant Supports STEM Certification of Veterans through Workshops for Warriors

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This press release has been provided by the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation WALTHAM, Mass. & SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) | The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation announced today its support for Workshops for Warriors, a school that prepares veterans and transitioning service members for careers in advanced manufacturing. Through the support of a grant from the US Foundation, 81 veterans …


USA Science & Engineering Festival Opens New Festival in Los Angeles

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The USA Science & Engineering Festival, with support from the LA Clippers, is bringing their unique brand of events to the Los Angeles area. This new event, the Clippers SciFest SoCal, will incorporate some of the successful programming USASEF has had over the last decade at our Washington, DC festivals. The Los Angeles area is an excellent market to open …


Students Clean Up Garbage Problem for 2018 National Day of Design

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WASHINGTON, DC | National STEM/STEAM Day is November 8, 2018, and schools and youth groups across the nation will be sharing the progress and results of this year’s National Day of Design Mission. The 2018 National Day of Design Mission, Food Rescuers: STEM Innovations to Reduce Food Waste, provides an opportunity for students in grades K-12 to acquire deep understanding …


Changing Student Trajectories Through Access to STEM Education

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By Don Bossi, president of FIRST® There’s been plenty said about the effects of diversity on corporate decision-making and creativity, but what we too often forget is that, as far as diversity and the talent pipeline are concerned, lives and livelihoods are very much at stake. As professional STEM opportunities continue to expand, we need to better recognize there are …


Journeying through the World of STEM

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This is a guest blog post from Lauren Bush, freshman at Howard University and Bison STEM Scholar, Cohort II. In this modern world, STEM has become the “it” topic. However, we are still facing both a minority disparity and a lack of females in STEM driven fields. To combat these problems, companies and colleges alike are placing an emphasis on …


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 …