Thursday — June 20, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, a recap of this year’s Day of Design Mission – Connected Storm Sanctuary with JASON Learning and U.S. Cellular, an edX survey finds that 1/3 of U.S. workers say they lack data skills, Scientific American explores the challenges working moms face in STEM fields, NASA pioneer Poppy Northcutt tells attendees at the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference in San Francisco …


Wednesday — June 19, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Salesforce.org gives $1M in STEM grants to Chicago Public Schools, MIND Research launches new Chats feature for ST Math, how EdTech is leading the surge in AR & VR, Apple CEO Tim Cook has some pointed remarks about the tech industry in his Stanford commencement speech, and UW’s computer science leader Hank Levy reflects on 13 years of …


Connected Storm Sanctuary (JASON Learning)

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U.S. Cellular in collaboration with JASON Learning asks this question with a new Day of Design Mission — Connected Storm Sanctuary. In this mission, students imagine and prototype solutions that use mobile technologies to create a better storm sanctuary — a temporary space where families come together, connect, engage and be safe during, and immediately after, a natural disaster. US Cellular sponsored access to this mission …


Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths? (Vanderbilt)

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Faculty in the STEM fields are powerful forces in shaping engineering and computing education—the profession’s essential source of training and skills development. But even as the number of students pursuing science and engineering doctorates has increased dramatically, there has been a steep decline in candidates interested in pursuing academic careers. Ebony O. McGee, associate professor of STEM education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody …


TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: My path toward a career in STEM (TGR Foundation)

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My earliest memories of the TGR Learning Lab began when I was walking down Gilbert Street from Gauer Elementary School to take part in the week-long, 5th-grade field trip. A few years later, I was back for more, enrolling in multiple classes in the after-school program. Not long after, while attending Savanna High School, I started volunteering at the TGR …


Tuesday — June 18, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, CBS Sunday Morning explores the growth, popularity, and educational opportunities with Minecraft, students at Middle School 88 in Brooklyn build sail boats, Rockwell Automation launches You Make It Challenge, Business Insider covers the incredible life of Sally Ride, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis launches cybersecurity degrees. Click here for the full 6/18 STEMdaily. K-12 …


Will STEM Degrees Save The MBA? (Forbes)

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With 70% of full-time MBA programs in the U.S. seeing a decline in applications, some business schools are piloting a potential solution geared toward one important demographic: international students. There’s been an estimated 10% drop in international enrollment in the nation’s graduate schools of business between 2017 and 2018, according to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, totaling an estimated 8,000 students from overseas. …


Monday — June 17, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, CBRE reports on the 10 Largest Metros in STEM Employment for 2018, new study highlights challenges LGBTQ workers face in STEM, another study finds women undergrads in STEM face “chilly” campus climate, program at University of Houston helps train STEM teachers, New Hampshire installs first historical marker to honor computer programming history, and PC Mag explores if …


New Hampshire installs first historical marker to honor computer programming (The Verge)

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New Hampshire has installed what appears to be the first historical highway marker honoring computer programming, according to the Concord Monitor. The new sign honors BASIC, Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a programming language that was invented at Dartmouth College in 1964. The sign came about after Concord Monitor journalist David Brooks noted in a column that the state’s 255 historical markers honored things like …


With 4-H, helping more students learn computer science (Google.org)

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As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced today in my home state of Oklahoma, we’re making our largest ever computer science education grant from Google.org to support 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country. This $6 million grant—made as part of Grow with Google’s efforts to ensure that everyone has access to future opportunities—will help provide more than 1 million youth across …


Friday — June 14, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Google gives its largest computer science grant ever for $6M in support of 4-H, Amazon’s bringing its Future Engineer program to Metro Nashville Public Schools this fall, Boys & Girls Clubs of America & US Cellular host Ask An Engineer event in Missouri, Micron hosts its summer Chip Camp in Idaho, and the Georgetown Center on Education …


Thursday — June 13, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Stratic Networks announces $10,000 STEM Scholarship for LGBTQ Youth for Pride Month, Congress holds hearings on sexual harassment in STEM fields, Morgan State, Johns Hopkins, and Binghamton form consortium to work with NIST on real-world STEM experiences in advanced measurement science, and George Mason and Northern Virginia Community College announced a new degree in cloud computing in …


‘Now I know I’m not alone.’ Study highlights challenges LGBTQ workers in STEM face (Science Magazine)

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“I’m living a double life.” That’s what Sandra (a pseudonym), a transgender woman and professor of chemistry, told researchers when she was asked to describe how she navigates her personal and professional identity. “Many of my colleagues have never even seen me presenting as a woman,” she added. Sandra is one of 55 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) workers—including …


The Manufacturing Labor Force Is Upskilling and Downsizing, Says New Georgetown University Report (Georgetown Center on Education & The Workforce)

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The glory days of American manufacturing in the 1970s—when workers with a high school diploma or less held 79% of the industry’s jobs—will not return. By 2016, these workers made up just 43% of the manufacturing workforce, according to new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. Upskilling …


Wednesday — June 12, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana plan the first all-girls STEM school in Indianapolis, Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Camp for Girls kicks off in West Virginia, senators introduce Keep STEM Talent Act of 2019 to help international students to stay in U.S. after completing advanced degrees, how a high school math teacher is using current news headlines to teach the real-world applications …


A third of U.S. workers say they lack data skills (edscoop)

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Research by the online course provider edX reported on Tuesday that 39 percent of U.S. consumers they surveyed across industries feel they lack proficiency in data skills — though respondents also said they are reluctant to ask their employers for additional training. The survey, conducted by a 3rd-party data vendor, polled 1,000 adults, 917 of whom were or had previously …


Tuesday — June 11, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Arkansas hosts inaugural National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders, NASA is now open for commercial business and private astronauts, Carlyle Group co-founder makes $20M donation to Catholic University supporting nursing and science building and education programs, the Institute of Play announces its shutting down but handing over its learning assets to UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab, and much …


Virginia Tech announces prime location for new Innovation Campus in Alexandria

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Virginia Tech will partner with Lionstone Investments to build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria as part of a new mixed-use development in National Landing, just steps away from the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, President Tim Sands announced Monday. The 1 million-square-foot graduate campus will be part of a 65-acre mixed-use district planned and developed by Lionstone and real estate …


Monday — June 10, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Seattle Times explores how Washington state is teaching the teachers how to teach kids about climate science, the SAT Biology exam was possibly compromised on Reddit, the philanthropist who name is already on the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University contributes $131M more to the institution, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus announces where it …


Friday — June 7, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Netflix’s new film See You Yesterday showcases the power of black girls in STEM, the National Academies of Sciences votes to allow the expulsion of members for sexual harassment, the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announces the top 100 global universities producing patents, XPRIZE announces the winners of its latest autonomous seafloor mapping competition, plus a new …