Apple expands Hour of Code program to a full week of sessions (Mashable)

by brian jackson


You can code all week if you want to. Apple is doubling down on its commitment to Hour of Code, expanding what was originally a single day devoted to hour-long coding classes in its 487 retail stores around the world to a full week of training opportunities. The expansion aligns with Computer Science Week on Dec. 5-11. This is the ...

How General Assembly Is Helping Companies Increase Diversity (Fast Company)

by brian jackson


It’s no secret that the technology sector has a diversity problem. Even companies that have publicly pledged to diversify their workforces have struggled to do so: In July, Facebook revealed that just 4% of its employees were Hispanic and 2% black, unchanged from the previous year. The social network blamed the issue on a lack of available talent—a claim that ...

Female Programmers Make Nearly 30% Less Than Their Male Counterparts (Fortune)

by Tommy Cornelis


Not only does Silicon Valley have a notable lack of women, but many of the women who do have job titles like computer programmer and software architect make far less than the men with those jobs, according to a new analysis by career review site Glassdoor. The analysis, which was based on 505,000 salaries shared by full-time U.S. employees on ...

PepsiCo And 21st Century Fox Announce “The Search For Hidden Figures” Contest To Discover Emerging Female Visionaries In STEM (Charleston Chronicle)

by Tommy Cornelis


PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), announces "The Search for Hidden Figures" – a new scholarship contest designed to help uncover the next generation of female leaders in [STEM]. The program is inspired by the highly-anticipated feature film "Hidden Figures", in theaters nationwide on January 6, 2017, produced by Pharrell Williams, ...

State comes together to improve STEM programs (Centre Daily Times)

by Tommy Cornelis


State comes together to improve STEM programs (Centre Daily Times) Pedro Rivera called Centre County the “epicenter” for science education defined by STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. The state Department of Education secretary spoke to about 50 people Tuesday morning at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center during a meeting with the state STEM committee and stakeholders …


Cal Ripkin supports STEM education in the Susquehanna Valley (WGAL)

by Tommy Cornelis


Cal Ripkin supports STEM education in the Susquehanna Valley (WGAL) Baseball great Cal Ripkin is known for his charitable work. His family foundation has helped many children, including some right here in the Susquehanna Valley! News 8’s education reporter Anne Shannon was there as Ripkin cut the ribbon for the new “MAST” STEM Technology Center at Melrose Elementary School in …


3 Kansas students win WSU’s Klose Scholarship in math, science education (The Wichita Eagle)

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3 Kansas students win WSU’s Klose Scholarship in math, science education (The Wichita Eagle) Three Kansas high school seniors who plan to become math or science teachers have been awarded the Klose Scholarship from Wichita State University’s College of Education. The recipients are Callie Lemon, McPherson High School; Matthew Miller, Blue Valley North High School; and Marina Pebley, Basehor-Linwood High …


Disrupting the world of science publishing (TechCrunch)

by Tommy Cornelis


Disrupting the world of science publishing (TechCrunch) Every scientist wants his or her paper to appear in Cell, Nature or Science. In today’s scientific world, being associated with such publications is synonymous with prestige and excellence, opening doors to top positions and coveted awards. Nonetheless, these journals are typically known to have an acceptance rate of 5-10 percent, meaning that …



Grant will support minorities in STEM (The Temple News)

by brian jackson


The National Science Foundation funded a $1 million Emerging STEM Scholars grant for Temple. The program will support academically advanced and economically disadvantaged students studying [STEM]. The grant will support between 48 and 60 students at Temple and investigators will follow them from their freshman year to graduation to determine how peer, graduate student and faculty mentoring affects students’ abilities ...

Higher Education

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Loyola receives $2 million gift from Mary Hyman and The Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation to create sciences and education scholarships (Loyola University-Maryland)


Higher Education

by Marc


Loyola receives $2 million gift from Mary Hyman and The Sigmund M. Hyman Foundation to create sciences and education scholarships (Loyola University-Maryland)