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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 …


Oglala Lakota College Partners with Honda to Provide STEM Education to Reservation Schools (PRNewswire)

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To address the issue of low science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) proficiency on the reservation and increase exposure to STEM opportunities, Oglala Lakota College and the American Honda Foundation have partnered on the Lakota Star Knowledge Project. The program provides STEM curriculum, research and outreach to kindergarten through twelfth-grade Native American youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South …


Dominion Foundation Expanding Its Dominion Solar for Schools program

by Tommy Cornelis


As Dominion‘s investment in solar power throughout Virginia approaches $1 billion, the power company has announced it will expand its Dominion Solar for Schools program to six new schools or museums. Four schools participated in the program in 2015-2016, which provides K-12 students and educators with hands-on learning experiences through an on-site 1.2 kilowatt photovoltaic system that converts sunlight into electric …


Million Women Mentors Announces 1.766 Million Pledge Commitments at Historic Senators Event with 810,895 Completed Mentorships

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(On the way to 1.9+ million by December 30, 2017) This movement has now garnered 1.766 million pledges for mentoring relationships (on the way to 2 million) by Million Women Mentors (MWM), launched January 8, 2014 by STEMconnector® as they seized upon the need to build more girls and women in STEM careers. There are 18 Senators scheduled to join …


Credit Suisse New York Celebrates International Women’s Day with Pierre-Olivier Bouée!

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Credit Suisse’s IT Women’s Council once again hosted a fun and interactive event to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year Pierre-Olivier Bouée, Credit Suisse Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member, was the Keynote Speaker. In support of International Women’s Day and gender diversity across CS globally, Pierre-Olivier made some very clear points on the value of diverse groups as …


Mentor on International Women’s Day and Every Day

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In approximately 269 years women will achieve gender parity, according the World Economic Forum. We do not have even 25 years to spare if we do not see change and we can’t wait. As female entrepreneurs, philanthropists, mentors, we join with thousands of women and girls to make a difference through Million Women Mentors (MWM), and challenge millions to join …


DiscoverE is Hosting the Global Marathon Day March 8-9th for International Women’s Day!

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As part of International Women’s Day, DiscoverE is hosting the Global Marathon Day on March 8-9th, to honor and recognize women in Engineering and Technology. They have over 40 speakers lined up to speak. Global Marathon is a free, virtual event focused on women in engineering and technology. It features sessions that will educate, connect and empower. Here’s a snapshot: All Aboard, …


Dr. Talmesha Richards Honored with a Global Diversity Leadership Award at The World HRD Congress

by Tommy Cornelis


The World HRD Congress celebrated its 25th Silver Jubilee in 2017 with this year’s theme “You, We Can.” The conference’s focus areas included strategic HRM, best practices in talent management and recruiting, diversity and building a sustainable leadership pipeline. The Congress was an Executive Level Retreat in which international leaders examined evolving trends in HR management. Besides networking opportunities, the …


National Program Boosts Student Advanced Placement Performance

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This is a press release from NMSI Schools completing first year of NMSI support see number of qualifying AP scores go up by 10 times the national average Schools that complete the first year of the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program see the number of qualifying Advanced Placement® scores in math, science and English increase by an …


Salsify Announces Third STEM Education Event with Boston Public School Students (PRNewswire)

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Salsify, the SaaS platform that powers the seamless creation and exchange of rich product content from brands to retailers, today announced its third STEM education event for Boston Public School students will be held on Friday, March 3. This event furthers the company’s mission to contribute to increasing diversity and ensuring a strong pipeline of local STEM workers from schools …


In Celebration of Women’s History Month, Fastweb Highlights Scholarships to Support the Next Generation of Female Leaders

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Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster network, supports the next generation of women leaders in meeting their educational goals in honor of Women’s History Month. According to the National Woman’s History Project, the 2017 Women’s History Month theme is, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” This theme honors …