Dem senators introduce bill to combat sexual harassment in STEM (The Hill)

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A group of Democratic senators, including 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at combating sexism within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The bill, called the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019, comes in response to a study published last year that found 58 percent of women in STEM fields say they have been sexually harassed. It is the companion measure to …


CTE Classes Are Popular, but Only 25% of Students Take Courses That Could Lead to the Nation’s Biggest Industries, New Study Finds (The74)

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Business, marketing, tourism and manufacturing make up more than half of U.S. jobs — but students in high school probably don’t know that. Only one-quarter of the career and technical education classes students take are focused on these industries, according to a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C. The study is a first-of-its-kind …


Wednesday — April 3, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Million Women Mentors – California, UC Davis, littleBits, & Walt Disney launch the Snap the Gap initiative to provide mentoring and STEM kits to 11 year-old girls, Milliman announces $750K gift to support The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators tutoring program, a recap of the inaugural Clippers SciFest SoCal in LA, and LEGO releases the Education SPIKE STEAM …


Tuesday — April 2, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, a survey by Blind finds that 56% of tech employees think they’re underpaid, TechCrunch wonders if the next big, Silicon Valley, tech hub could actually be remote workers, the US-Pakistan Women’s Council announces new members (including STEMconnector) & a Million Women Mentors initiative, and an ACT survey finds lack of access to tech is hurting rural students. Click …


US-Pakistan Women’s Council Launches Training and Mentorship Programs (News Pakistan)

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Rising Pakistani women business leaders will have access to world-class mentoring &  training through the expansion of the US-Pakistan Women’s Council, a unique public-private partnership between the US Government, Texas A&M University, and private companies & organizations in the US  and Pakistan.  This announcement came during an event at the US Consulate General here, where US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador …


Three Washington girls among 100 winners of first ‘Amazon Future Engineer’ $40,000 scholarships (GeekWire)

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Amazon revealed 100 lucky winners who will receive the first “Amazon Future Engineer” scholarships as part of the tech giant’s push to promote education and careers in computer science. High school seniors from 32 states across the country — including three girls from Washington state — will receive scholarships of $10,000 per year over four years to study computer science at the …


Monday — April 1, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the CME Group awards $1.88M in grants to support early math learning in Illinois, the National Society of Black Engineers gathered 14,000 to their annual conference in Detroit this past weekend, Lambda School’s model of making its coding school free until students land a job is profile in Business Insider, and how biology classes are using AR …


‘In Afghanistan, We Laugh Differently’ (New York Times)

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A 2017 wall calendar dangled from a nail over Kawsar Roshan’s bed on the otherwise blank wall of her room. “Best year for me” she had written, in curly script, above aerial photos of lakes and waterfalls. She drew a smiley-face next to her wobbly English letters. The out-of-date calendar was “nothing too special,” said Kawsar, though she does love …


Black engineers convention to help push more minority students into jobs (Detroit Free Press)

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When Jordan Olear was young, she used to watch her brothers work on their cars, adding a piece here, upgrading a piece there and turning their cars into something cool. But watching was all she did. They didn’t let her work on it, despite her interest. That experience led Olear, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Houston, to the …


Friday — March 29, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Siemens Possibility Grant Sweepstakes are now open for a chance to win $10K for your classroom, Society4Science President Maya Ajmera is profiles in LifeHacker’s “This Is How I Work” series, 6 universities making big investments in data science, and how to teach STEAM without screens! Click here for the full 3/29 STEMdaily. K-12 Education The 2019 Possibility …


Wednesday — March 27, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, NASA has to scrap planned first all-female spacewalk due to spacesuit size issue while the VP also directs the agency to return to the Moon by 2024, the U.S. Dept. of Defense launches national K-16 STEM Education Consortium with 15 organizations, Apple TV announces a Sesame Street-themed coding show, and the North Dakota legislature considers computer science …


CME Group Foundation Awards $1.88 Million to Support Early Math Education in Disadvantaged Communities Across Illinois

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CME Group Foundation will award $1.88 million in new grants to support early math education programs for young children from low-income communities in Illinois. These grants will be used for programs throughout the next two school years. Grantees were selected as part of CME Group Foundation’s Early Math Initiative, designed to provide educators with the knowledge, confidence and tools to teach and inspire children …


TGR Foundation selected to strengthen national K-16 STEM education, outreach

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TGR Foundation is excited to announce a partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to drive forward its mission to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Department of Defense’s recently-launched Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) will strengthen kindergarten through college STEM education and outreach programs across the United States. The DSEC initially …


Tuesday — March 26, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, a Rockwell Automation employee shares the benefits of mentoring and volunteering with FIRST students, a Syracuse study finds veterans are making gains in STEM employment, Amazon commits $10M to partner with NSF on research on fairness in AI and machine learning, AAAS reviews the science and R&D spending in Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, and computer science standards …


Vets Are Out-Representing Non-Vets in STEM Jobs (Military.com)

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Employers increasingly are finding that veterans are the right fit for jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, according to a study by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Working off data from the American Community Survey of the Census Bureau for 2012-2016, the IVMF researchers concluded that military service was a …


Apple’s new ‘Sesame Street’-themed TV show will teach kids coding basics (TechCrunch)

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The original “Sesame Street” TV show taught preschoolers basics like numbers and letters, but Apple’s new Sesame Street-themed show will instead focus on teaching kids coding basics. Introduced onstage today at Apple’s press event by none other than Big Bird himself, the Sesame Workshop-produced show is one of the new arrivals to Apple TV+, the company’s just-announced streaming TV service and …


Monday — March 25, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, how University of Georgia is trying to prepare its STEM students for a rapidly changing future workforce, advice on how to build a K-5 robotics class from the ground up, how the Virginia Air & Space Center creates exciting STEM opportunities to reach many Virginia students, and New York Gov. Cuomo announces his plan to invest in …


How FIRST Changed Me For The Better. It Can Change You, Too (Rockwell Automation)

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Sometimes you just know there’s something you’re meant to do. I’m a mechanical engineer. When I transferred cities I was looking for a way to connect locally, and was invited to a FIRST meeting at a local high school. That was six years ago. Since that evening, I have spent a shocking number of hours mentoring the FIRST teams. Have I changed them? Maybe. …


Ride on: How urban dirt biking is getting black youth into STEM (Mashable)

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Kamiya Jordan is a soft-spoken 12-year-old who looks fierce when gripping the handlebars of a dirt bike. You might actually one day glimpse Kamiya’s likeness in the form of a statue, her defiant gaze staring back at onlookers who’ve come to see the work of art that some want to replace one of four Confederate monuments Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh …


Friday — March 22, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Mashable features Baltimore’s B-360 program that helps Black youth get into STEM through dirt biking, meet the engineers behind the AtariWomen research project, 3M’s 2019 State of Science Index shows why STEM careers matter, Kohl’s gives $1.5M to allow Milwaukee area students visit Discovery World for free, and L.A. announces its month-long City of STEM celebrations. Click here …