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STEM Advocate and Science Cheerleader, Talmesha Richards Ph.D., to Address Witter Elementary in Tampa

by Tommy Cornelis


Richards will challenge stereotypes and encourage youth  to pursue STEM careers Tampa, Fla. | On January 13, 2017, Talmesha Richards Ph.D., chief academic and diversity officer at STEMconnector and Science Cheerleader in Washington D.C., will address students and teachers at Witter Elementary School at 8:30 am. Dr. Richards will share her personal story with students and teachers to challenge stereotypes …


Newell Brands Commits $1M to Support STEM Programs at Morehouse College

by Tommy Cornelis


Newell Brands Inc., a consumer goods company with brands such as Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, and Mr. Coffee® in its portfolio, announced today it is committing $1 million to enhance the STEM curriculum at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. “At Newell Brands, we make life better for hundreds of millions of consumers every day, where they live, learn, work, and play,” said …


University of Phoenix Survey Finds That Employees May Lack the Resources to Keep Pace As Innovation Gains Traction in the Workplace

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from University of Phoenix Innovation is more critical to employers than five years ago, but employees may struggle to keep up January 10, 2017 — PHOENIX (Business Wire) | University of Phoenix today released survey results on workplace innovation with findings from employees and hiring managers. While new technologies have increased competition on a global scale and …


Zillow Pledges $5M for 2nd UW Computer Science & Engineering Building

by Tommy Cornelis


Online real-estate database company Zillow Group has announced it will donate $5 million towards the construction of a second Computer Science & Engineering building at the University of Washington in Seattle. The addition of a second building will allow UW to double the number of degrees it awards each year in computer science and engineering fields, as well as reduce …


Masergy Announces 2nd Annual STEM College Scholarship Fund

by Tommy Cornelis


Masergy Communications, Inc., a hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communication solutions company, announced the 2nd annual STEM Scholarship Fund today. The company will award up to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating excellence in a STEM field. “We are proud to support higher-education within these important fields of study, which will undoubtedly contribute important innovations to society,” said Chris MacFarland, …


Early Childhood STEM Working Group, Co-Organized by UChicago STEM Education and Erikson Institute, Releases Policy Report titled: Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Children

by Tommy Cornelis


The Early Childhood STEM Working Group, a group of scholars, policymakers, curriculum developers, and educators from across the United States, has released a new policy report titled Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Children. The report describes four guiding principles and offers six actionable recommendations for educational leaders, policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels, researchers, …


Regeneron Science Talent Search Announces 300 U.S. High School STEM Scholars

by Tommy Cornelis


300 high school seniors have been named scholars in the newly re-named Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public. The biotechnology firm is taking over as the lead sponsor of the prestigious STEM competition after Intel famously dropped out. And Regeneron isn’t just keeping the Science Talent Search alive, it’s also doubling the …


Fourth Annual CS Roundtable Encourages Collaboration Between Industry and Education

by brian jackson


On November 16, 2016, in Chicago, IL, STEMconnector and Tata Consultancy Services hosted the fourth in a series of annual computer-science-education-themed roundtables, entitled “Empowering an Industry Responsive Computer Science Education System”, hosted at UI Labs. Participants were asked to focus on how industry and education can better collaborate to prepare students for the future workforce. A summary and breakdown of …


Randstad US study projects massive shift to agile employment and staffing model in the next decade

by Tommy Cornelis


First-of-its-kind study uncovers dramatic changes to the workforce and workplace by 2025 ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2016 (PRNewswire) | By the year 2025, most workers (70%) and employers (68%) agree a majority of the workforce will be employed in an agile capacity (i.e. contractor, consultant, temporary or freelance), according to a study released today by Randstad US, one of the largest HR …


Boeing South Carolina Aims to Connect with Regional Talent Through STEM Premier

by Tommy Cornelis


Online platform bridges gap between emerging talent in Charleston-Metro and opportunities within advanced manufacturing December 16, 2016 — CHARLESTON, S.C.— (BUSINESS WIRE) | In an effort to help the Tri-County Region create and retain a qualified talent pipeline for its booming aerospace industry, Boeing South Carolina has again teamed up with Charleston-based STEM Premier. STEM Premier enables colleges and companies like …


Nantucket Students to Speak to Space Station Commander

by Tommy Cornelis


WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Students in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 15. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough will answer questions from kindergarten through eighth …



Bayer USA Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant to Connect and Engage Northern California Communities in STEM

by Tommy Cornelis


History-making Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison and Congresswoman Barbara Lee Help Launch New CIRCLe Lab at the East Oakland YMCA Dr. Jemison to speak before sold-out crowd at The Commonwealth Club SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Students and families in Northern California will be one step closer to thriving in a technologically-driven age thanks to a $75,000 grant to …


NSTA Unveils Inaugural List of the Best STEM Books for K-12 Students

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from NSTA ARLINGTON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) | The National Science Teachers Association unveils its inaugural list of “Best STEM Books K-12.” This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council—provides recommendations to teachers, librarians, parents, and caregivers about the best trade books with STEM content for students in kindergarten …


Infosys Foundation USA Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from Infosys Through a Series of Grants, the Foundation Will Introduce Computer Science Education to an Additional 725 Underrepresented and Minority Students Across Nine States PALO ALTO, California, December 6, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Infosys Foundation USA today announced numerous grants to extend its on-going efforts to reduce the digital divide in America by helping underrepresented populations gain …


Women Tech Council to Launch TechArt Hour of Code, Creating Largest Girl-Coded Living Digital Display

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from Women Tech Council Announced today in the White House Fact Sheet as part of National Computer Science Education Week Programs SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the launch of TechArt Hour of Code, the largest girl-coded initiative engaging 10,000 girls across the state to create a living …


INROADS Awarded $100,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from The Coca-Cola Foundation New high school program focuses on early STEM engagement for girls in grades 9-12 ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2016 (PRNewswire) | INROADS, Inc., a non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth, received a $100,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to support College Links Atlanta: Advancing Female High School …


Million Women Mentors Reaches Over 1 Million Mentor Pledges!

by Tommy Cornelis


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1st – Ahead of its 4-year goal of reaching 1 million mentoring relationship pledges, Million Women Mentors (MWM) and STEMconnector® are proud to announce that as of December 1, 2016, MWM has registered 1,000,000 PLEDGES for mentor relationships. Leadership in MWM has increased the goal to 2 million by 2020. In response to these pledges, there have …


STEMconnector® Celebrates 5 year Anniversary & Website Relaunch

by Tommy Cornelis


STEMconnector®, a consortium of over 160 organizations actively working together to advance the future of STEM education and careers, celebrates its 5-year anniversary today. The celebration coincides with the launch of a completely redesigned website and marks significant achievements encourage collaboration between education, industry and the public sector. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 30, 2016 | STEMconnector® – a consortium of …


STEMconnector Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Website Re-Launch

by Tommy Cornelis


Join us on tomorrow, November 30th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET when we celebrate the launch of the new and improved STEMconnector website and our 5 year anniversary! Our original website and organization was launched on November 30th, 2011, so tune in and help us celebrate five years of STEMconnector and learn all about the improved functionalities of the new …