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Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Announce Ignite Innovation Student Challenge Winners

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Press Release from TCS on PRNewswire California Elementary School Student Awarded $10,000 and Mentorship Opportunity in New Computational Thinking Competition SILVER SPRING, Md. and NEW YORK, May 24, 2019 | Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning …


AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Program Seeks 100 Women In STEM Role Models

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Launched on May 4th by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the IF/THEN campaign is already making huge waves in its mission to highlight positive portrayals of women in STEM in science, media, fashion, education, philanthropy, entertainment, sports and beyond, in order to inspire and support women and girls in STEM. Their coalition members feature an impressive group, including the Girl Scouts, U.S. Soccer, …


3M Seeks Non-Profit Partner for its STEM Equity Program

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3M has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking a non-profit partner to support its STEM Equity program that helps advance equitable outcomes in STEM and Skilled Trades for underrepresented and under-resourced middle school students. 3M has a longstanding commitment to education and developing tomorrow’s workforce through strategic investments in STEM and skilled trades and through sharing the time and talents …


New STEMconnector Research Lays Out A First-Of-Its-Kind Framework For Defining And Measuring The Success Of Investments In The STEM Workforce

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MAY 2, 2019 — WASHINGTON, DC |  STEMconnector today released its 2019 signature research report, Input to Impact: A Framework for Measuring Success Across the STEM Ecosystem, which provides a common definition for success in our collective STEM talent development work, and approach to measurement that can be used to plan and target STEM investments for greater impact. This report also …


Key Insights from STEMconnector’s New Research Piece Input To Impact

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STEMconnector is excited to announce our newest signature research piece: Input to Impact. This report was released at our Annual Summit on May 2 and seeks to define success in the STEM talent ecosystem and provide support to the individuals, organizations, and systems trying to assess their impact and enhance their outcomes. Input to Impact builds off STEMconnector’s 2018 report, …


2019 Delaware Pathways Conference Shines The Spotlight On Students

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Monday, April 8th, hundreds of employers, educators, school administrators, school counselors, parents and guardians, community-based organizations, legislators and policy makers came together in Dover, Delaware, to learn more about the steps the state is collectively taking to prepare all youth for career success. The 5th Annual Delaware Pathways Conference allowed students currently enrolled in a Pathways program to tell their …


STEMconnector Members Will Tackle Defining & Measuring STEM Success at 2019 Summit

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On Thursday, May 2nd in DC, STEMconnector will once again convene its members from across our entire network at the 2019 STEMconnector Summit for a day of insight, interaction, and reflection on achieving a sustainable STEM workforce. At last year’s Summit, we released the State of STEM report, which shed light on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap; …


Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of 2019 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award

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The six winners are assistant or associate academic professors or the global equivalent and represent women leaders in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design; Each winner will receive $150,000 in funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson. (New Brunswick, N.J. – April 8) | Johnson & Johnson today announced the six winners of …


littleBits, The Walt Disney Company and UC Davis Launch Snap the Gap, an Ambitious Program to Close the Gender Gap in STEM

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littleBits, the educational technology company that is reinventing the way kids learn, today announced a program in collaboration with media giant The Walt Disney Company that aims to close the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) starting at the point of highest leverage: 10-year-old girls. Participants in the program will receive a STEM Starter Pack, a one-year …


Milliman announces $750,000 gift to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators program

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In February of 2019, global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman Inc. announced that it had donated a three-year, $750,000 gift to support The Actuarial Foundation‘s Math Motivators tutoring program, raised entirely by donations from employees and alumni through the Milliman Giving Fund. The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivator program provides free math tutoring to high students who either do not have access to tutoring …


Apply Now for the Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowships

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  The STEM Leadership Center, in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the Teachers College of Columbia University and U.S Satellite Laboratory are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowships. The Fellowship is a grassroots education initiative that addresses the need to train secondary science teachers in STEM teaching methods, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and professional research practices. The competitive, …


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 …