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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 …


Love E-STEM? Join eePRO, an online community of environmental education professionals, and become the E-STEM Group Moderator

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eePRO, an initiative of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the Environmental Protection Agency, is an online platform that provides environmental education (EE) professionals and students from around the world with opportunities to network, discuss important issues, and access high-quality professional development resources. Join eePRO (it’s free!) to post resources, events, jobs, join groups, and share your …


Hitachi High Technologies Donates Scanning Electron Microscope to The Henry Ford

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The Henry Ford is proud to announce its collaboration with Hitachi on the Hitachi Inspire STEM Education Program. With the loan of a benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (TM3030) with an Oxford Instrument Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (EDX), the institution will be better equipped to preserve and restore items within The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation™, develop education programming for …


Insurance Industry Leaders Call for Substantive Change to Advance Women Working in Insurance

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Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Initiative (WII) Tackles Leadership, Career Development, and Opportunities Despite Current Inequity in Its 2018 Report Women in Insurance: Leading to Action Washington, D.C., July 19, 2018 | Citing both continued issues of inequality in the insurance industry and the potential to create unprecedented opportunities for women, the Million Women Mentors (MWM) Women in Insurance Initiative (WII) calls on the insurance industry …


eCYBERMISSION Seeks Volunteers for STEM Web-Based Learning Opportunity for Middle School Students

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Want a great volunteer opportunity? eCYBERMISSION, a program of the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (U.S. AEOP) is a web-based STEM learning opportunity for 6th-9th graders. Students from across the country will work in teams to improve their local community and compete for state, regional and national prizes. Registration for the 2018-2019 eCYBERMISSION year opens in August. Volunteers are crucial to …


Lenovo and NAF Announce 2018 Mobile App “Fan Favorite”

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Lenovo Scholar Network is Open to All 600+ NAF Academies Across the United States to Apply and Will Serve 6,000 NAF Students in the Upcoming 2018-19 Academic Year (WASHINGTON, DC) – July 11, 2018 | Lenovo today announced this year’s 2018 Lenovo Scholar Network “Fan Favorite” mobile app honoree at the 2018 NAF Next Conference in Washington, DC. The winning …


Four Student Teams Named National Winners of 2017-18 eCYBERMISSION Competition

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June 22 — ARLINGTON, Va. (Business Wire) | The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 national winners of the 16th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. The winning teams were announced today at the National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) awards luncheon in Reston, Virginia. The web-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program—sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by …


A Deeper Dive into Key Readings on the Future of Work

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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 first piece focuses on Box 2: Key Readings on …


Battelle Grants New Awards for Out-of-School STEM Learning

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June 28, 2018 — Columbus, Ohio (Business Wire) | From rocketry to computer science to agriculture, Central Ohio students will have a range of new learning opportunities outside of the classroom thanks to grants from Battelle. Today, Battelle awards $607,500 in a ceremony at its King Avenue headquarters to fund 14 out-of-classroom learning activities in Central Ohio. It’s the largest total funding in …


Mediaplanet Teams up with Letitia Wright, Abigail Harrison and More to Launch STEM and Education Technology Campaign

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The Mediaplanet STEM and Education Technology campaign, found within USA TODAY and online, helps shed light on the importance of investing in STEM education in and outside of the classroom. NEW YORK (PRWEB) JUNE 15, 2018 | Ahead of several key education conferences this summer, Mediaplanet today announces the launch of its June edition of “STEM and Education Technology.” This campaign …


4th Annual Delaware STEM Symposium & STEM Educator Awards Showcase the State’s Biggest Job Opportunities: Agriculture, Healthcare, & IT

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The Fourth Annual STEM Symposium and STEM Educator Awards took place on May 2, 2018, in Dover, Delaware. For the first time, Delaware State University in Kent County hosted the program, making the event accessible to people statewide. The Symposium and Awards were generously supported by Ashland, DuPont, Christiana Care, Air Liquide, ILC Dover, Cengage Learning, DFSME, and Delaware State …


Honeywell Sends 224 Teachers To Space Camp To Accelerate The Next Level Of STEM Teaching

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This is a press release from Honeywell  MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., June 12, 2018 (PRNewswire) | Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has selected 224 teachers from 35 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories to attend the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA) program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Ala. The teachers will participate in several science, technology, engineering, and math inspired activities during one of the two …


The State of STEM Report: A Comprehensive View of the STEM Ecosystem, with Recommendations for Where Collaborations Should Focus Future Investments

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Over the last 20 years, the perceived ‘gap in STEM-ready workers’ has been a focus area for employers, educators, job-seekers, students, and more. Despite this, there is still dissonance about the nature and scope of the STEM talent gap. STEMconnector has set out to understand this lack of consensus, building on other foundational research, while laying out a new, comprehensive …


New Report from Burning Glass and Strada Finds Most College Grads Who Start Out Underemployed, Stay There

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Women are more likely than men to be underemployed in first job with lasting consequences, according to report by Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Burning Glass Technologies BOSTON, May 23, 2018 (PRNewswire) | College graduates who are underemployed in their first job are likely to still be underemployed up to 10 years later, and women are more likely to …


Troy High School And Solon Middle School Teams Crowned Champions At 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament

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May 20, 2018 — FORT COLLINS, Colorado | Student teams from Troy High School in Fullerton, California, and Solon Middle School in Solon, Ohio, took top honors at the 34th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament at Colorado State University on Saturday, May 19, 2018. “We are proud of the achievements of these winning teams and know their schools and communities will …


STEMconnector Releases Long-Anticipated State of STEM Report, Examines Underlying Causes of STEM Talent Gap and Provides a Path Forward

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WASHINGTON, DC — May 18, 2018 | STEMconnector released new research on the forces and factors that underlie the STEM talent gap, providing direction for further investment by industry, higher education, government, and nonprofits to eliminate barriers to opportunity for individuals across the STEM talent pipeline. The first-of-its kind report, The State of STEM: Defining the Landscape to Determine High-Impact …


Sussex County STEM Alliance Presents Engineering Your Tomorrow

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On April 14, 2018, the Sussex County STEM Alliance (SCSA) brought the successful 28-year DuPont/Girl Scouts collaboration of the Engineering Your Tomorrow program to Sussex County, which was held at the Delaware Technical & Community College’s Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown, Delaware. The Engineering Your Tomorrow (EYT) program is geared towards middle-school aged girls, grades 6th-8th, featuring a full …


Join Million Women Mentors for their Leadership Circle Webinar on June 6th!

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Million Women Mentors inspires the confidence and interest in young women and girls to pursue STEM careers and leadership opportunities through the power of mentoring. With over 2.3 million commitments to mentor, and over 1 million completed mentoring relationships since 2014, the movement reaches mentees across the United States. Part of this extensive network is a series of specialized councils working …


South Carolina hosts second annual Million Women Mentors® State Symposium to Encourage Mentoring for Girls and Women in STEM

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This week, the Million Women Mentors group in South Carolina is proud to announce the second annual statewide MWM-SC STEM Symposium. MWM-SC has pledged 5,000 mentoring relationship commitments to support moving girls or young women in toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The national goal of the movement has garnered over 2.6 million pledges for mentoring girls or women …