Thursday — March 21, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the first women to earn the Abel Prize which is considered math’s highest award, U.S. universities are cutting funding ties to Huawei amid pressure from the White House, Chicago invest $32M in its public schools, and MWM-Rhode Island announces new webinar series. Click here for the entire 3/21 STEMdaily. Diversity in STEM Karen Uhlenbeck …


Science Is Soaring: Here’s How To Pursue A STEM Career And Why It Matters (Forbes)

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Science is the new black. It impacts everyone, solves the world’s problems and ironically, there’s a disconnect: a skills gap equating to a shortage of professionals pursuing careers in science and STEM. This is juxtaposed with a strong demand and continued growth in a field that fuels innovation and offers job security. (For instance, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mathematical sciences …


Wednesday — March 20, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, the Intel Foundation announces She Will Connect collaboration supporting middle school girls STEM organizations, ISTE releases guide to help educators buying EdTech products, JPMorgan invests $350M in its New Skills at Work initiative, and a bill is proposed in Illinois to give free tuition to students who commit to teach STEM in the state. Click here for the …


STEM students would get free tuition under Illinois bill (Crain’s Chicago Business)

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Facing a Democratic governor and General Assembly, a major Springfield business group has decided to go on the offense by pushing an issue with broad bipartisan appeal: filling tens of thousands of well-paying but vacant factory jobs. In his first major legislative initiative, new Illinois Manufacturing Association President Mark Denzler says his top legislative priority is a bill that would waive …



Kohl’s gives $1.5 million to Discovery World for STEM programming (Milwaukee Biz Times)

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Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s is giving $1.5 million to fund free school visits to Discovery World and community-based STEM programming for families in Milwaukee. The three-year grant will allow students from more than 250 local schools to visit Discovery World and participate in Kohl’s Design It! Lab at no cost. The grant will target schools in which 50 percent or more of the …


Tuesday — March 19, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, U.S. News unveils its rankings of the Best Graduate Engineering schools, the University of Akron opens a STEM Education Center in its Teacher College, Karly Kloss makes a coding PSA with She Can STEM, the case for ending the stigma of trade schools is made in The Atlantic, junior engineers can earn a trip to Space Center …


JPMorgan Chase to Invest $350 Million to Improve Worker Skills (U.S. News & World Report)

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JPMorgan Chase on Monday unveiled plans to commit $350 million to curbing the global skills gap and preparing today’s workers for higher skill job opportunities of tomorrow. The New Skills at Work initiative, a five-year plan that builds on a similar $250 million investment announced in 2013, aims to improve worker skills and develop new training programs, specifically propping up underserved …


Monday — March 18, 2019 STEMdaily

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Kicking off STEMdaily this Monday, we look at how MIT's new College of Computing hopes to be an interdisciplinary hub across its 5 schools using an AI education focus, NSF awards robotics research scholarships at West Virginia University, a survey in Georgia finds concern over the state's computer science standards implementation process, the Amazon Future Engineer program is heading to ...

Your Junior Engineers Could Win a Chance to Meet a NASA Astronaut—Here’s How (RedTri)

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Calling all junior engineers: the new Sphero robotics challenge for students could send your kids on an out-of-this-world trip to Space Center Houston in Texas. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Sphero is partnering with Space Center Houston on the Sphero® BOLT Robotics Mission. The challenge invites students in fourth through eighth grade to compete in space-based programming challenges for the …


Friday — March 15, 2019 STEMdaily

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On the ides of March, STEMdaily features 18 year-old Ana Humphrey, the first latina student to claim the top prize in the Regeneron Science Talent Search for her project finding exoplanets, Twitter latest diversity report, more Pi Day stories, House lawmakers questioning Trump's proposed budget that calls to scrap NASA's Office of STEM Engagement for the 2nd time, and advice ...

Kode With Klossy Partners with the Ad Council’s She Can STEM Campaign to Celebrate the Bright Futures of Girls in STEM

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The Ad Council’s She Can STEM campaign has joined forces with Karlie Kloss’s nonprofit organization, Kode With Klossy, to show girls how exercising their minds – using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is the first step to changing the world. In a new PSA (public service advertisement), launching today to coincide with Pi Day, supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is joined by a team …


Hot Ticket: Be There When the LA Clippers Co-Host Clippers SciFest SoCal to Celebrate STEM on the West Coast! (USA Science & Engineering Festival)

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It’s the hottest ticket in STEM excitement to hit Southern California this year! Join us March 23 as the LA Clippers co-host the Clippers SciFest SoCal with the USA Science & Engineering Festival, featuring a bevy of unforgettable STEM exhibits, hands-on activities and demos by some of the biggest tech giants and outreach organizations in the region – all to inspire the next …


Twitter wants workforce to be at least 5% black, 5% Latinx by the end of this year (TechCrunch)

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Twitter  unveiled its latest diversity report and announced a new vice president of people experience and head of diversity and inclusion. In order to “unify I&D with critical People functions under one leader who owns the decisions for both,” Twitter CMO Leslie Berland tweeted today, the company promoted Dalana Brand to VP of People Experience and Head of Diversity and Inclusion. According …


Senators Introduce Bill to Support Early Childhood STEM Education, STEM Equity (T.H.E. Journal)

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Leadership in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is putting its support behind a bipartisan Senate effort to boost research in STEM education initiatives for young children under the Building Blocks of STEM Act legislation.  The new bill directs the National Science Foundation to equitably distribute funding for early childhood education in its Discovery Research PreK-12 program.  This program seeks to ...

#PiDay March 14, 2019 STEMdaily

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In a special edition of STEMdaily for #PiDay, Google Cloud was able to set a new record for calculating π using the cloud, some tips on how to enjoy the day that don't involve eating pie, and a history of its celebration. Plus Samantha Bee covered the #MeToon movement involving women animators on her show last night, Olin College president Richard ...


Tonya Krochta (Senior VP & Chief Administrative Officer, ACORD): Empowering Women To Lead (LinkedIn)

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Representatives. Over a third of those women (35) won their seats for the first time in the 2018 midterm elections. In the US Senate, the percentage of women climbed to 25% after five freshman female senators were elected. Although these numbers show progress and a trend in the direction of equal representation for women within the United States government, true …


This Northern Va. student won the $250,000 prize in a top science competition (Washington Post)

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In sixth grade, Ana Humphrey attended the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition and was inspired after speaking with a student who claimed the top prize that year. Humphrey left that year with dreams of conducting her own research. On Tuesday night, at a black-tie gala inside a soaring hall at the National Building Museum in Washington, …


March 12, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today's STEMdaily, our CEO Leslie Cruz participated in a women in tech event with pop star Robyn at the Swedish Embassy in DC this past weekend, responding Steph Curry made a shoe for girls at a young fan's request and is using the money to fund a STEM scholarship for women, the Actuarial Foundation announces the finalists for the ...