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Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island Announces New Webinar Series

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Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island (MWM-RI) announces the launch of the MWM-RI Webinar Series – free webinars that will feature a wide range of topics designed to promote, share, connect, and support mentoring. Each 45-minute webinar will be hosted and moderated by a member of MWM-RI and will consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A/discussion period.  …


MWM’s Next #BeyondTheBuzzChat To Focus on Programs Measuring Success To Make The Most Impact for #GirlsInSTEM!

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To close out Women’s History Month, Million Women Mentors will be hosting the next Twitter Chat in our #BeyondTheBuzzChat series on Wednesday, March 27th at 3pm ET, and this time we will be focusing in on programs that are making an impact for women and girls in STEM, and all of the research, data, expertise, partnerships, and other factors that lead them …


Centering science education around investigation and design: A Q&A with National Academies & Amgen Foundation

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In November of 2018, the National Academies of Sciences Engineering & Medicine released a new report that found centering science instruction around investigation and design can improve learning in middle and high schools and help students make sense of phenomena in the world around them. The study, sponsored by the Amgen Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, also ...


#ULIEA19 Environmental STEM Award Program Accepting Submissions Until March 12th

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) have announced the call for entries period for the fifth annual UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA)! Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States and Canada can apply to win up to $100,000 for using innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) curricula to help K-12 students solve real-world environmental ...

Olin Collaboratory Summer Institute 2019: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences

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Are you looking to build new skills as a designer of student-centered learning experiences? Join instructors from across the U.S. and around the world at the Olin Collaboratory 2019 Summer Institute, and develop your ability to imagine and initiate bold changes in education. During this annual workshop, participants engage with Olin faculty and one another for a week-long immersive workshop experience ...

Hey Hollywood, Now’s the Time to Show More Positive Roles of Women and Girls in STEM

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By Koshi Dhingra, Ed.D As the world prepares for the upcoming Oscars, Hollywood has a chance to change its ways.  Many TV shows and movies depict women and girls as the unattractive, overworked nerd or the lonely, strange, and unhappy person who may be brilliant in her field but who would want to be in her shoes? Those images define ...

Help STEMconnector Define STEM Investments Success Through the From Input to Impact Survey

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STEMconnector is developing a new report for release in May 2019 entitled From Input to Impact: A Framework for Measuring Success Across the STEM Ecosystem. STEMconnector’s State of STEM report, released in 2018, redefined the current challenges in STEM talent, uncovering more nuance in the traditional understanding of the STEM talent gap. From Input to Impact will build on that new …


Girl Powered: Fueling the Fire for Girls in STEM Through Research and Mentoring

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I have a confession. Despite enjoying math and science early in my education, I struggled with the subjects in high school. A nagging suspicion grew. I wasn’t good at math or science. I had adopted a well-worn preconceived notion about math and science – you have to be innately good at these subjects to succeed. Luckily, I have been surrounded …


Join MWM on International Women’s Day for the Balance For Better Webinar

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For International Women’s Day, Million Women Mentors is hosting the Balance For Better Webinar, where we’ll hear from an international cross-sector of leaders on why gender balance is important to their industry and to the economy as a whole, as well as a bit about what efforts are seeing the most impact. This webinar will take place on March 8th at …


Learning Blade Offers Free Access to STEM Learning Activity for National Engineers Week

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In celebration of Engineers Week 2019, Learning Blade is offering free access to allow students to see incredible engineering careers. These interactive lessons provide an opportunity for kids to see firsthand how engineers impact their communities. During the entire month of February, teachers can go to www.LearningBlade.com/engineers to participate in Learning Blade for Engineers Week. And that’s not it, those who participate …


Confession: I Was a Mentor-less Leader of a Mentoring Movement

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By Leslie Cruz, STEMconnector CEO When I started as CEO of STEMconnector in June 2017 and saw that one of our signature initiatives was a movement called Million Women Mentors, it got me thinking. Who are my mentors? Have I ever had a mentor? I’m sorry to say that no one immediately came to mind. How could I lead an organization with …


California Water Service Launches Fifth Annual Student Water-Conservation Competition

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The fifth annual Cal Water H2O Challenge is open for registration! Cal Water and the North American Association for Environmental Education invite fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms located in a Cal Water service area to design and submit solutions to global or local water-related issues. The Challenge is a project-based competition that is complementary to Next Generation Science Standards. …


Strada Education Network Invests in Development of State Policies for Adult Learners, Disconnected Youth

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$3.5 million in grants to National Governors Association, Education Commission of the States will incubate new pathways to opportunity for 32 million Americans left out of economic growth  January 25, 2019 | Strada Education Network®, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education-to-employment pathways, today announced grant awards totaling $3.5 million to the National Governors Association (NGA) and Education Commission of the States. The funding …


Million Women Mentors to Host #BeyondTheBuzzChat Twitter Chat for National Mentoring Month on Jan 17th!

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January is National Mentoring Month, and to mark the occasion, Million Women Mentors will be hosting a #BeyondTheBuzzChat Twitter Chat on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 3pm ET! This discussion is a deep dive into MWM’s Beyond The Buzzword social media campaign, which seeks to get STEM professionals to go beyond just supporting the concept of mentoring, and actually get …


Project Innovation Grant Competition from NBCUniversal Foundation, NBC, and Telemundo Opens January 11

by Alexa Gitler


$2.5 million in grants will be awarded through Project Innovation to non-profits solving everyday problems using innovative solutions.  Project Innovation is funded by the NBCUniversal Foundation in partnership with NBC, and Telemundo Owned Television Stations.    Project innovation will award grants in four categories for 11 cities/regions: Culture of Inclusion, Youth Education, Next Generation Story Tellers, and Community Engagement; Bay …


Volunteers needed for the 2019 eCYBERMISSION STEM Competition!

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Looking for an amazing volunteer opportunity? Think you have what it takes to energize a passion for STEM in today’s youth? Want to use skills you have learned and developed throughout your career to give back to your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, eCYBERMISSION is the volunteer opportunity for you. eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for 6th-9th …


Bosch expands partnership with FIRST® to help bridge STEM gap, increase community engagement

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FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) recently announced that Bosch has become a FIRST Strategic Partner. FIRST is a global K-12 not-for-profit organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Bosch has been involved with FIRST since 2000, supporting robotics teams with sponsorships, mentor programs and equipment assistance centers, as well as providing …


Texas Girls Collaborative Project Announces 2018 Million Women Mentors® – Texas “Stand Up for STEM” Award Winners

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The awards recognize individuals and organizations in Texas advancing women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) AUSTIN, TX, December 7, 2018 | Today, the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, which connects and supports Texas-based organizations that empower women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), presented its Million Women Mentors® Stand Up for STEM Awards …


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 …