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

by STEMconnector


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 …


U.S. Cellular & JASON Learning Unveil Connected Storm Sanctuary Day of Design Mission

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STEMconnector is pleased to announce a new Day of Design Mission powered by U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning. U.S. Cellular and JASON Learning, an education-focused organization with headquarters based in Virginia, will be working together to bring the U.S. Cellular Connected Storm Sanctuary Mission to the greater Milwaukee and Tulsa regions as part of U.S. Cellular’s commitment to advancing kindergarten …


Dassault Systèmes US Foundation Grant Supports STEM Certification of Veterans through Workshops for Warriors

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This press release has been provided by the Dassault Systèmes US Foundation WALTHAM, Mass. & SAN DIEGO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) | The Dassault Systèmes US Foundation announced today its support for Workshops for Warriors, a school that prepares veterans and transitioning service members for careers in advanced manufacturing. Through the support of a grant from the US Foundation, 81 veterans …


USA Science & Engineering Festival Opens New Festival in Los Angeles

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The USA Science & Engineering Festival, with support from the LA Clippers, is bringing their unique brand of events to the Los Angeles area. This new event, the Clippers SciFest SoCal, will incorporate some of the successful programming USASEF has had over the last decade at our Washington, DC festivals. The Los Angeles area is an excellent market to open …


Students Clean Up Garbage Problem for 2018 National Day of Design

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WASHINGTON, DC | National STEM/STEAM Day is November 8, 2018, and schools and youth groups across the nation will be sharing the progress and results of this year’s National Day of Design Mission. The 2018 National Day of Design Mission, Food Rescuers: STEM Innovations to Reduce Food Waste, provides an opportunity for students in grades K-12 to acquire deep understanding …


Changing Student Trajectories Through Access to STEM Education

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By Don Bossi, president of FIRST® There’s been plenty said about the effects of diversity on corporate decision-making and creativity, but what we too often forget is that, as far as diversity and the talent pipeline are concerned, lives and livelihoods are very much at stake. As professional STEM opportunities continue to expand, we need to better recognize there are …


Journeying through the World of STEM

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This is a guest blog post from Lauren Bush, freshman at Howard University and Bison STEM Scholar, Cohort II. In this modern world, STEM has become the “it” topic. However, we are still facing both a minority disparity and a lack of females in STEM driven fields. To combat these problems, companies and colleges alike are placing an emphasis on …


The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation Expands Grant to Base 11 Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy

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This is a press release from Dassault Systèmes & Base 11 Innovative STEM curriculum to be adapted as a full semester course during Academic Year 2018/19 COSTA MESA, Calif. & WALTHAM, Mass. — (Business Wire) | Base 11 and the Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation have announced the expansion of the workforce development initiative aimed at training the next generation of …


How Being Black in STEM Changed my Life

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This is a guest blog post from Jazmine Grant: Bison STEM Scholars Member Cohort 2, Howard University Class of 2022. Being black and STEM is not a rarity anymore; however, it still is a challenge to draw the minds of minorities to STEM careers. The challenges and struggles minorities are given makes it arduous to want to do STEM or have …


What It Actually Takes to Mentor Over a Million Women and Girls in STEM

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Go #BeyondTheBuzzword: Share what mentoring over a million women and girls in STEM actually looks like using #MWMentorIRL! Million Women Mentors (MWM) will gather again this year at our annual Summit & Awards Gala in DC in October to celebrate some pretty significant milestones: over 2.3 million commitments to mentor and over 1 million completed mentor relationships have been made …