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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 …


The Oscars Makes Strides in Diversity and Technological Advancement

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This is a blog post by Bree Jones, a Spring 2017 Intern at STEMconnector. Bree is interning with us from The Washington Center and is a journalism major in her junior year at the University of Iowa. This past Sunday, the 89th Annual Academy Awards did more than award great films and acting, it also celebrated diversity, technological innovation, as well as …


NASA STEM MUREP Aerospace Academy Program Reaches Milestone at York College

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a guest blog post by Nazrul I. Khandaker, Ph.D., P.G. Director, NASA STEM Program called MUREP Aerospace Academy York College of CUNY (The City University of New York) As a Director of the NASA K1-10 STEM Outreach Program called MUREP AEROSPACE ACADEMY (MAA), I am delighted to share with you that with our current spring 2017 session, over 20,000 …


Hundreds of St. Louis Students Join Industry Leaders, Education Nonprofit for Screening of “Hidden Figures,” Discussion of STEM Opportunities

by Tommy Cornelis


Event connects students and role models ST. LOUIS (Feb. 23, 2017) | More than 300 St. Louis Public School sophomores spoke with leaders from The Boeing Co., Pfizer, Inc. and Monsanto Co. about college and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields after watching a special screening of the critically acclaimed, box office hit “Hidden Figures.” “We all need role …


USA Science & Engineering Festival Announces 2017 X-STEM Symposium Speakers!

by Tommy Cornelis


The USA Science & Engineering Festival is thrilled to bring back the Extreme X-STEM Symposium to Washington, D.C. on April 28, 2017! The X-STEM Symposium- presented by the U.S. Department of Defense– is for middle through high school students with fascinating presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Note: Military Families click here for …


CH2M Foundation invests in STEM education, sustainable communities (PRNewswire)

by Tommy Cornelis


In recognition of Engineers Week, Feb. 19 to 25, the CH2M Foundation announces an investment of more than $1 million during 2016 into its strategic partnerships to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the building of sustainable communities. “From building life-sustaining footbridges for rural communities, to playing an active role in developing and mentoring the next-generation workforce …


AT&T Employee Resource Group HACEMOS Offers Training and Guidance to 2,500 Students Across the U.S. (PRNewswire)

by Tommy Cornelis


AT&T Employee Resource Group HACEMOS is helping put Latino students in the driver’s seat of their future. The 19th Annual National High Technology Day will offer students a look at the possibilities in education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). More than 3,000 high school students will come together in 35 different cities. There will also be …


Bayer Partners with NC FFA to Fund $10,000 Project: “Respond and Rebuild” (PRNewswire)

by Tommy Cornelis


To help strengthen and rebuild communities affected by Hurricane Matthew, the Crop Science division of Bayer donated $10,000 to the North Carolina FFA Association, initiating an ongoing series of community projects that began in December 2016. The program, “Respond & Rebuild”, provided a grant to the FFA, which the FFA is allocating to local chapters in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. …


The Impact of STEM Mentorship: JASON Argonaut Theresa Huyser

by Tommy Cornelis


According to Argonaut Alumni Theresa, her adventures with JASON completely changed the course of her life—and those around her. “The exposure to science expeditions, researchers and the JASON support team was the highlight of my childhood. I was inspired by my experiences as an Argonaut, and as a result was the first person in my family to go to college. …