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WorkingNation Names Jane Oates As Its New President

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WorkingNation, a nonprofit founded in 2016 by venture capitalist Art Bilger to expose hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis, has named Jane Oates as its new President. Oates has been with WorkingNation since its beginning, and she previously served on its Executive Committee and before that in the Obama Administration as assistant Labor secretary for employment and training. WorkingNation is …


FIRST® Championship — The World’s Largest Robotics Competition — Takes Over Houston AND Detroit in 2018!

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The annual FIRST® Championship, aka the Super Bowl of STEM, is a whole new ball — er robot game — this year: it’s taking place in not one, but two cities! Heading back to Houston for the second year this weekend, over 15,000 students in grades K-12, from 25 states and 42 countries, and their custom-built robots are already competing in timed …


ECS Learning Systems, developers of STAAR MASTER, partner with Learning Blade to prepare students in Texas for high demand STEM careers

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Learning Blade®, an Innovative STEM Interest Solution, Joins Forces with STAAR MASTER® to Prepare Students in Texas for High Demand STEM Careers April 12, 2018 — San Antonio, Texas (Business Wire) | ECS Learning Systems, a leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company in Texas and the developer of STAAR MASTER®, today announced a partnership with Learning Blade®. Learning Blade is an online STEM career …


Working & Living on Mars: Students Win Lockheed Martin’s Generation Beyond Competition to Design Orbiting Science Lab, Living Space for Astronauts on Mars Mission

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Lockheed Martin is working on technologies that will make deep-space travel to Mars possible. As part of its Generation Beyond K-12 STEM education initiative, the company announced the winners of its nationwide contest asking students to design a Mars-orbiting space lab and living space at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this past Friday. The contest tasked middle school students …


Follow @STEMconnector on Friday, April 6th for a “Sneak Peek” of the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo- the Nation’s Largest Science Fair!

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Free Expo Opens to Public on April 7-8; Expecting 350K People We can hardly wait for the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC, and luckily we don’t have to! We’ll be getting a head start on #SciFest at Sneak Peek Friday—presented by Chevron—along with 45,000 other STEM enthusiasts, including invited press, field trips …


NASA Brings Universe of Discovery to USA Science and Engineering Festival

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. Leading up to the main event, NASA will hold a media availability at 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday, April 6, with the agency’s acting Chief Technologist Douglas Terrier, …


Celebrating Triumph through Transition with Mediaplanet’s “Empowering Black America” Campaign

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The Mediaplanet Empowering Black America campaign aims to empower future leaders, highlight current issues within the African-American community and inspire readers to recognize how their own lives have been influenced by this rich culture. NEW YORK (PRWEB) APRIL 02, 2018 | Mediaplanet announces the distribution of its second cross-platform edition of “Empowering Black America,” which aims to empower future leaders, highlight …


APR 7-8: Science Celebrities and Stage Shows Headline the USA Science & Engineering Festival, Nation’s Largest Science Expo

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WASHINGTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) | Xploration Station TV Host and Ocean Explorer Danni Washington will be emceeing and performing at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin. Designed to inspire the next generation of inventors, creators and innovators, the Festival is a free, family-friendly expo taking place April 7 and 8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in …


Honeywell And Georgia Tech To Launch Innovative Software Education Program For Metro Atlanta’s Middle And High School Teachers

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The STEM Teacher Leadership Program at Georgia Tech will promote computer science, computation, coding and software engineering skills ATLANTA, March 22, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the Georgia Institute of Technology today announced the creation of an innovative software engineering and computing training program that brings advanced teaching techniques to middle and high school teachers in Metro Atlanta. Sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, …


Cognizant And General Assembly To Launch No-Cost Digital Engineering Education Program

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New Web and Software Development Training Initiative Will Prepare Participants for In-Demand Technology Positions TEANECK, N.J. and NEW YORK, March 22, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Technology and business services company Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) and digital training and talent acquisition company General Assembly today announced a new digital engineering education program as part of Cognizant’s global effort to address a growing digital skills gap and projected worldwide shortage of qualified technology …


Watch the Re-Play of STEMconnector’s Interview with Mae Jemison & Jennifer Sirangelo Discussing Bayer & 4-H’s Science Matters Initiative!

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This past Friday, STEMconnector had the chance to sit down with Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, and Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of the National 4-H Council, in a live-streamed interview to discuss Bayer and 4-H’s Science Matters initiative, which hopes to raise awareness around agriculture science education. During the discussion, we talked about how …


Are We Preparing the Next Generation for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges? New Study Suggests We Have Work to Do.

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Statistics Show 80 Percent of High School Science Teachers Believe Agri-Science Is Important, but Only 22 Percent Teach It Bayer and National 4-H Council “Science Matters” Initiative Seeks to Boost Education and Interest in Agri-Science RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) | As the agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) communities celebrate National Ag Day, a new study released today …


Video, Takeaways, Slides and Speaker Bios from the MWM International Women’s Day Webinar!

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On Thursday, March 8, leaders from around the globe virtually convened to share insights and best-practices for moving more women into leadership roles within engaging STEM careers. Reflecting on the importance of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Women from QBE Insurance, Boeing, Catalyst, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and S&P Global discussed initiatives within their organizations that are changing the conversation for …


Teen Scientists Win $1.8 Million at Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 with Top Awards for Novel Research on Crop Blight, Vaping and Rare Disease

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, Mar. 13, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public today announced that Benjamin “Benjy” Firester, 18, of New York City, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Forty finalists, including Benjy, were honored tonight at the annual Regeneron …


The Women’s Movement Marches On with Million Women Mentors (MWM)

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PepsiCo, Boeing and Credit Suisse Leaders Share their Vision and Commitment for Advancing Women in STEM By: Edie Fraser (Chairman and Founder, STEMconnector®) with contributions from Beverly Tarulli (Co-Chair of the PepsiCo STEM Council and Vice President Human Capital Strategy & Workforce Analytics) and Lakshmi Eleswarpu (Vice President, Business and Supply Chain Systems, Boeing) From the voting rights movements of …


Speakers and Agenda for the MWM International Women’s Day Webinar this Thursday!

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This Thursday, March 8th at 11AM ET, Million Women Mentors will be celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting a webinar featuring a great slate of speakers who will be highlighting the work their organizations are doing to provide opportunities for women in leadership, particularly in STEM careers! We will also be hear from MWM & STEMconnector leadership, including a welcome …


3M Opens New Innovation Center in Washington DC

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3M has opened its newest Innovation Center near their Washington, D.C. offices, where the company hopes to showcase how it is solving today’s biggest challenges with the latest technologies, provide solutions to customer needs, and enable more convenient collaboration with key decision makers in the nation’s capitol. At a ribbon cutting ceremony with several members of Congress, government officials, diplomats, …


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

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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

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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!

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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 …