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Autonomous Vehicles Will Add US$81 Billion in New Premiums for Auto Insurers by 2025, According to Accenture Report

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Joint research by Accenture and Stevens Institute of Technology sizes potential new industry premiums. NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) MAY 18, 2017 | Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the U.S. auto insurance industry over the next eight years, driven by risks related to cybersecurity, software and hardware and by the need for additional …


Day of Design™: STEMconnector® Launches new Design Thinking Initiative Join the Movement

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Washington, DC (May 15, 2017) | Today, STEMconnector® launches its new Day of Design™ (DofD) initiative, recurring annually on National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day); October 6, 2017. Currently, 2.8 million students and counting in all 50 states will participate in a design thinking challenge that will provide them with the skills they need to prepare for the workforce of tomorrow. By …


Cherokee Nation supports Million Women Mentors mission

by William Broman


PRYOR, Okla. — Cherokee Nation officials signed a proclamation Wednesday supporting the Million Women Mentors Native American Council’s promotion to increase opportunities for Native girls and women to study and enter STEM careers. As part of the proclamation and partnership with the Million Women Mentors, the tribe pledged to mentor at least 500 female students a year with their pursuit …


Discovery Education and Nutrients For Life Foundation Award Six Middle Schools Grants In National “Let It Grow Contest,” Focused on the Science Behind Agriculture

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Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that teaches students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, announced the winners of the 2017 Let It Grow Contest today. The contest, now in its second year, awards more …


The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation Provides Grant to Base 11 to Develop Engineering Talent

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Irvine, Calif. and Waltham, Mass., May 10, 2017 – The Dassault Systèmes U.S. Foundation and Base 11 today announced a workforce development initiative focused on training the next generation of engineers with the skills most in-demand by aerospace, high tech and transportation industries. With a grant from The Foundation, the initiative will provide students with training in collaborative 3-D engineering …


Boys & Girls Clubs of America with Google and AmeriCorps Teaches 10,000 Kids to Code (PRNewswire)

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Since first launching their partnership in 2014, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Google and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps, have supported more than 10,000 youth to complete over 80,000 hours of coding at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. As the ‘Code Corps’ program celebrates its second anniversary, Congressman Ro …


MIT Students to Participate in Live Q&A with Alumnus Jack Fischer Aboard the International Space Station

by Tommy Cornelis


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students will participate in a live question-and-answer session with an alumnus astronaut aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 10. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who received his master’s in aerospace engineering from MIT in 1998, will take questions from the students via video at 12:40 p.m. EDT. The session will air live on NASA …


Who Inspired a New $1 Million Outdoor Exhibit at Kansas City’s Science Center? An Elementary School Class, Winner of the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains

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Nine elementary students led a marching band and nearly 500 of their classmates and teachers into the grand opening of Science City’s first ever outdoor exhibit, Simple Machines At Play. The Mason Elementary students wanted their school with them to experience the interactive exhibit inspired by their winning proposal in the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains, one of …


Infosys Foundation USA Commits Funding to Train 1,000 Teachers in Computer Science

by Tommy Cornelis


The Infosys Foundation USA has announced that this summer, they will fund professional development in computer science education for over 1,000 public school teachers. After this summer, Infosys will have trained over 2,100 teachers, reaching over one million students in the years to come. “The future is being written in code, and there is a critical need to invest in computer science …


Science Everywhere: New Study Shows Parents Undervalue Math and Science Learning

by Tommy Cornelis


A new study found that though more than half of parents say math or science is their child’s favorite subject, they value reading and writing more. Science in particular is viewed differently than the other three subjects: More than 80 percent of parents believe having a strong background in reading, writing, and math is “very important” in order to get …


The Private Sector Convenes 2017 Global STEM Talent Summit for Collective Short-Term Solutions to STEM Talent Development Strategies

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STEMconnector® Unites 50 Companies to Create Strategies That Boost the STEM Talent Pipeline Washington, D.C. (April, 2017) | The nation’s top employers join industry thought leaders at the Global STEM Talent Summit Initiative (GSTS) on April 27–28th, 2017, at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to create solutions for developing the next generation of skilled talent necessary …


Celebrate Trailblazing Astronaut’s Accomplishments with STEM

by William Broman


Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   On Monday April 24, Dr. Whitson will break the record for the longest cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. …


Annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge Gives Undergraduates Real-World Engineering Practicum

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On Tuesday, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) kicked off the annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge, a competition that asks undergrad students to solve real-life business challenges with STEM innovation. Student teams will present their ideas and win cash prizes at the WE17 conference October 26-28th in Austin, Texas. Students teams of up to four participants have until July …


Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research

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Rice University– HOUSTON – (April 18, 2017) | The Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) to expand its innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston region. HERC is a research-practice partnership between Rice and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) that aims to improve the connection between …


For the first time ever, students from Liberia will travel to the VEX Robotics World Championship!

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From 2016-2017, Wahjay-STEM, a non-profit supporting STEM curriculum in Liberia, formed a partnership with the Nyonblee Cares Foundation to pilot a 9-month in-school robotics program at the World Wide Mission Academy in Liberia, West Africa. Wahjay-STEM provided teachers with comprehensive training on delivering the robotics curriculum to students and familiarized students with advanced vocabulary, hands-on robot construction, and computer programming. …


Bringing Math and Science Outside the Classroom

by William Broman


Guest Post By Science Everywhere, a collaboration between Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation Teachers across the country and at all grade levels are coming up with fascinating outside-school math and science projects on DonorsChoose.org through the Science Everywhere campaign. Thanks to match funding from Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation, everyday donors can double their impact by …


TCS and Discovery Education Partner to Prepare One Million Students for 21st Century Careers

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“Ignite My Future in School” to Transform U.S. Education by Embedding Computational Thinking and Problem Solving into Core School Subjects 20,000 Teachers to be Empowered to use a Trans-disciplinary and Digital Approach Across USA NEW YORK l MUMBAI, MARCH 28, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and …


Largest Gathering Devoted to Computer Science Careers, 2017 CS Fair To Host 2,000 New York City Public School Students

by Tommy Cornelis


Student Showcase to Highlight Inventions Including Homemade Gaming System, Web Application for Young Artists and Coded Game in Snap! NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2017) | More than 2,000 New York City public high school students representing the five boroughs and currently studying computer science (CS) will get a firsthand look into some of the most cutting-edge CS careers at the 2017 …


Thought Leaders Take on Science Education’s Leadership-Level Challenges in New NSTA Book (Business Wire)

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Two of science education’s most prominent thinkers address central concerns of their fellow educators in a new book from NSTA Press. Rodger Bybee and Stephen Pruitt, whose experiences range from classroom teaching to formulating education policies and programs, wrote Perspectives on Science Education: A Leadership Seminar to launch stimulating professional conversations that will contribute to a deeper understanding of science …


Marymount CyberSaints Compete in Cybersecurity Competition

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Marymount University’s CyberSaints placed 5th out of 13 college teams at the Virginia Cyber Cup Capture the Flag competition on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute the weekend of Feb. 25. Teams tackled problems that modeled real-world computer security challenges, including cryptography, network traffic analysis, reverse engineering, steganography and more. The CyberSaints included Ritu Marwaha (captain), Austin Strand, Ben …