Facebook Sets Goal to Double Female Workforce in Five Years (Bloomberg)

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Facebook Inc. unveiled new diversity goals on Tuesday, including an effort to double the number of female employees globally over the next five years, and double the number of black and Hispanic employees in the U.S. The world’s largest social media company also wants half of its U.S. workforce to be from underrepresented groups by 2024. “We envision a company where …


Tuesday — July 9, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Challenge Center releases the rest of Christa McAuliffe’s “lost” STEM lessons from space, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf expands the PAsmart STEM and workforce initiative, NYC teachers review its Amplify Science core curriculum, and Mashea Ashton from the Digital Pioneers Academy shares how schools stuck in 2G can help students adapt to a 5G world in The74. …


Monday — July 8, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the LGBTQ+ community recognizes #LGBTSTEMday on July 5th, how a University of Arizona program is helping veterans succeed in STEM, college teams from across the U.S. raced down to Austin this past weekend for the Formula Sun Grand Prix, Chevron funds STEM scholarships at Colorado Northwestern Community College, and how a teacher in Oklahoma approaches teaching climate change in …


Wednesday — July 3, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, everything you need to know about the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, senators introduce bill to expand GI benefits for veterans in STEM fields, how pre-school teachers leverage curiosity in early STEM exploration, how a Mississippi State program is diversifying computer science in the state, and the tech industry urges the Supreme Court to extend anti-discrimination protections …


Prepping Middle Schoolers for 21st Century Careers (Chief Learning Officer)

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When thinking about their childhood education, most Americans remember science and math as part of the curriculum. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are integral for childhood education development. Yet, the STEM skills gap still exists today with more and more industries in need of STEM skill talent. Ashley Szofer is senior director of communication and partnerships at STEMconnector, a …


Tuesday — July 2, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Boston University provost Jean Morrison testified to the US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about combating sexual harassment in higher education by federally funded researchers in STEM, how a California school district has approached redesigning their STEM education offerings, 1and 00Kin10 goes on a STEM Summer Roadtrip profiling cool science centers across the U.S. in …


Monday — July 1, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Alphabet’s drone company Wing is on a hiring spree ahead of U.S. expansion, Women in Sensors Engineering (WISE) group showcases women in engineering issues at the Sensors Expo ‘19 in San Jose, Cleveland State Community College lands STEM grant from DENSO, and Reinhardt University earns $1M grant through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Click here for the full 7/1 …


Discrimination Drives LGBT+ Scientists to Think About Quitting (Scientific American)

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Nearly one-third of physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities in the United Kingdom have considered leaving their jobs because of their workplace climate, suggests a survey. And 18% who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or from other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) said they had experienced harassment, bullying or exclusionary behaviour in the workplace. That figure rises to 32% for …


Friday — June 28, 2019 STEMdaily

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In 6/28 STEMdaily, Microsoft Education and NASA have created eight new lesson plans to teach students about the challenges of living in space, Wonder Workshop debuts coding and robotics tools for teachers using Dash and Dot in the classroom, the DENSO foundation announces $1M+ in grants to 26 colleges and universities in North America, MIT president warns of potential toxic environment …


STEM Gap: No State Has More Women Than Men w/ Tech Degrees (PC Mag)

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If it’s not common knowledge that women in the US earn cents for every dollar a man makes (89 cents, according to Pew Research), it should be. That’s not the only place where the gaps between the genders remain. For the STEM gap, new research shows the state-by-state differences. The research, entitled Mind the (STEM) Gap, was performed by Typing.com, a free service for …


Thursday — June 27, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Typing.com looks at which states have the largest gender gaps for STEM degrees, Colorado Sun profiles Ruthe Farmer and the CSforALL initiative, UTEP receives $1.2M grant to help train STEM teachers with the El Paso Independent School District, Sante Fe College launches new course that uses guitar building to teach STEM skills, the University of Montana hosts …


Wednesday — June 26, 2019 STEMdaily

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In Wednesday’s STEMdaily, 3M and Discovery Education announce the finalists of the 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the Society for Science & The Public awards $65K to 20 orgs through its STEM Action Grant Program, Amazon funds its Future Engineer program to 30 public schools in Seattle, SkyOp launches its drone training curriculum, PayScale research finds which majors students are most likely to …


3M And Discovery Education Announce National Finalists And State Merit Winners In 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge

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3M and Discovery Education today announced 10 finalists from across America as part of its annual 2019 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). The nation’s premier middle school science competition recognizes scientific thinking, communication and curiosity in students grades 5-8 who demonstrate a passion for solving everyday problems that could ultimately improve lives around the world. After submitting a short video communicating the science behind a …


Tuesday — June 25, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the University of Hawai’i announces it will be the presenting sponsor for the 2019 SACNAS National Diversity Conference, former NASA astronaut José Hernández spoke to the students at the University of the Pacific’s “Reach for the Stars” STEM summer academy, Rider University invites community college students to a free summer institute to get a preview of STEM and scholarships at Rider, …


University of Montana launches STEM camp for Native American students (The Missoulian)

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The University of Montana hosted a two-week camp for 19 Native American middle-school students lasting through the end of June, with faculty leading students into science, technology, and math fields. The majority of students came from the Blackfeet Reservation and other students came from the Navajo Nation. They are the first group to attend the Montana American Indian Math and …


Monday — June 24, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, CU Boulder adds biomedical engineering degree, the University of Arizona hosts its summer STEM program for visually-impaired teens, Penn State Behrend lands $1M from NSF to train STEM teachers at Erie Public Schools, Washington Post features 50 astronauts, in their own words, on what it’s like to work in space, and Vice asks why is Oregon banning coding …


Microsoft Partners with NASA for Lesson Plans (T.H.E. Journal)

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Microsoft Education and NASA have created eight new lesson plans to teach students about the challenges of living in space. One of the design challenges focuses on the “Astro Socks” project which has students investigating solutions reduce the impact of working in microgravity on astronauts’ feet. Students will also be able to work in 3D to build their own modules for the International …


How A Former Teacher Is Improving STEM Education In America’s Schools (Forbes)

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A former teacher, Serene Gallegos leads the Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) initiative, an educational program designed to help instill computational thinking in American students and expand STEM skills within their curriculums. In her role, Gallegos partners with school districts across the country to bring free, high-quality professional development in computational thinking to teachers. In addition, she uses her …


Friday — June 21, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Forbes explores TCS’s Ignite My Future in School initiative, Brookings Institute asks if STEM teachers are more in need of more pay, how Tesla and the state of Nevada are expanding robotics and engineering teacher training and education in the state, Google launches an Education App Hub, Kano inks deal with Microsoft, and Alabama adopts all 9 of …


The SkyOp LLC Launches Initiative to Pair Corporate Sponsors with Local School Districts Seeking Support for Drone Training STEM Programs (Education Dive)

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SkyOp LLC, developer of industry-leading drone training courseware, has announced a new initiative to pair interested corporate sponsors with local school districts eager to launch high school drone training STEM programs. Following the recent release of its SkyOp Drone Training Curriculum, the company was overwhelmed with school districts excited to adopt the workforce development curriculum for high school juniors and seniors, …