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3M and Discovery Education Announce First-Ever Young Scientist Virtual Field Trip

by Tommy Cornelis


Discovery Education and 3M have announced they’re teaming up for the first Young Scientist Global Virtual Field Trip, a live broadcast on February 23, 2017 at 1PM ET giving K-8 students exclusive access to the everyday science happening at 3M’s world headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Part of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the new field trip will consist of …


Randstad Technologies to co-host virtual session on advancing women in STEM

by Tommy Cornelis


On Thursday, February 16th at 1PM ET, Randstad Technologies and the CIO Executive Council will be co-hosting a live, virtual event titled “Adopting a Change Leader Mindset: Advancing Women in STEM”. During this event, Michelle Prince, senior vice president of talent management for Randstad North America, and Janelle Monney, a certified education coach and advisor with the CIO Executive Council and founder/managing partner …


Accenture Finds Girls’ Take-up of STEM Subjects is Held Back by Stereotypes, Negative Perceptions and Poor Understanding of Career Options

by Tommy Cornelis


This is press release from Accenture February 7, 2017 – LONDON (Business Wire) | New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with ‘doing research’ (52 percent) ‘working in a laboratory’ (47 percent) and ‘wearing a white coat’ (33 percent). The study found …


Join the Million Women Mentors States Town Hall for State Highlights & Corporate Connection Opportunities!

by Tommy Cornelis


We would like to invite you to attend the Million Women Mentors (MWM) States Virtual Town Hall, a 1-hour webinar scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST), live on the STEMconnector YouTube page. We invite you to listen to several of our MWM State Leaders who will share highlights of their activities tailored to corporate engagement including: …


Cerritos College Selected for Space Grant Partnership to Enhance STEM Education (PRNewswire)

by Tommy Cornelis


Cerritos College was selected for the California Space Grant Consortium’s Competitive Opportunity for Community College Partnerships Program. The program aims to enhance the STEM preparation at 10 California community colleges and increase graduation rates and greater enrollments in STEM disciplines. Cerritos College is among 10 colleges selected. Ten students will be selected to learn about circuits and the programming of …


Wilke Global Donates Funds to Support STEM Education at Davis Middle School

by Tommy Cornelis


Wilke Global, a Dublin, OH-based leading provider of consumer affairs software tools and solutions to CPG manufacturers, is marking their 35th anniversary by investing in the local community. Mike Wilke (pictured left), founder and CEO of Wilke Global, recently presented a check to Mark Briggs (right), teacher at Davis Middle School. The funding will support the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering …


Next Week (Feb. 5-11) is the Annual SkillsUSA Week Celebration!

by Tommy Cornelis


LEESBURG, VA. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 02, 2017 | State associations and thousands of locals SkillsUSA chapters will be celebrating the annual SkillsUSA Week from February 5-11, 2017. The week, sponsored by Carhartt, is an opportunity for over 300,000 SkillsUSA members across to showcase how the SkillsUSA program promotes career and technical education (CTE) during Career and Technical Education Month in February. …


Intel Foundation to Host Webinar About Its RFP To Close The STEM Gender Gap for U.S. Middle School Girls

by Tommy Cornelis


U.S. middle school girls represent a wealth of unlimited potential for cultivating tomorrow’s technology creators, innovators and leaders. However, a vast majority of girls in disenfranchised communities face a disproportionate number of obstacles in getting there. The Intel Foundation seeks to tear down these barriers and reverse the trend which hampers these girls’ future contributions and excellence in technology fields. Together, we can …


Siemens Foundation And Discovery Education Announce New ‘Siemens STEM Day’ Online Program To Spark Students’ Interest In Real-World Applications Of STEM

by Tommy Cornelis


Educators Invited to Enter “The Possibility Grant Sweepstakes” for a Chance to Win $10,000 to fund a STEM Initiative at Their School SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 30, 2017 (PRNewswire) | Today, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, launched Siemens STEM Day ― a refreshed and expanded version of the beloved Siemens Science Day website …


Hidden Figures: Red Carpet Event Launching Girls in STEM

by Tommy Cornelis


Presented by Girls Inc. of Delaware & in Partnership with DuPont & Delta Sigma Theta – Wilmington, DE Alumnae Chapter Wilmington, DE – (January 23, 2017) | On Friday, January 6, 2017, Girls Inc. of Delaware joined forces with DuPont and the Delta Sigma Theta Wilmington, Delaware Alumnae Chapter, on a mission to encourage and inspire girls to learn more about …


Governor Raimondo Kicks Off Million Women Mentors Rhode Island

by Tommy Cornelis


Rhode Island Joins National Initiative to Engage One-Million STEM Mentors to Support Women & Girls West Greenwich, RI – January 25, 2017 | Governor Gina M. Raimondo has officially kicked off Rhode Island’s participation in the national Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative. The initiative seeks to support the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) mentors (male …


STEMconnector Key Sponsor Pillsbury Is a Leading Law Firm for Women

by Tommy Cornelis


The advancement of women is not just a talking point for top global law firm Pillsbury – it’s a way of life. Though the firm recently made headlines after announcing that its 2017 partner class is 75 percent women, it has long been a leader in this critical area. Decades ago, Pillsbury was one of the first major law firms …


MdBio Foundation to Unveil Nation’s Largest, Most Advanced Mobile STEM Lab

by Tommy Cornelis


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, along with state officials and business leaders, will join the MdBio Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland on January 24th for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the non-profit’s new mobile laboratory, the Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab). “MdBio believes education can change lives. Through our mobile lab program, we strive to pique the interest of Maryland students in STEM and the …


The Intel Foundation launched a RFP related to programs focused on middle school girls in technology, engineering, and computer science fields

by Tommy Cornelis


U.S. middle school girls represent a wealth of unlimited potential for cultivating tomorrow’s technology creators, innovators and leaders. However, a vast majority of girls in disenfranchised communities face a disproportionate number of obstacles in getting there. The Intel Foundation seeks to tear down these barriers and reverse the trend which hampers these girls’ future contributions and excellence in technology fields.  Together, …


DENSO continues strong commitment in 2017 to FIRST Robotics and STEM education

by Tommy Cornelis


At a launch event with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder of activities leading up to the 2018 FIRST Championships in Detroit, DENSO announced its continued support of FIRST as a Silver Level Supplier Sponsor. Since 2002, the global automotive supplier has donated more than $80,000 to FIRST Robotics. At they event, DENSO announced it will be donating 22,000 window motors to the student team build kits for …


Million Women Mentors–Virginia Hopes to Inspire Future STEM Leaders at Change Agent Fair

by Tommy Cornelis


Representatives of MWM-VA will take part in the upcoming Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit Change Agent Fair. WASHINGTON D.C. January 13, 2017 | Million Women Mentors–Virginia (MWM-VA), an effort co-led by Dr. Carole Cameron Inge of the Institute for the Commercialization of Technology, Inc. and Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO of Interos, will participate in the Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit Change Agent Fair at …


STEM Advocate and Science Cheerleader, Talmesha Richards Ph.D., to Address Witter Elementary in Tampa

by Tommy Cornelis


Richards will challenge stereotypes and encourage youth  to pursue STEM careers Tampa, Fla. | On January 13, 2017, Talmesha Richards Ph.D., chief academic and diversity officer at STEMconnector and Science Cheerleader in Washington D.C., will address students and teachers at Witter Elementary School at 8:30 am. Dr. Richards will share her personal story with students and teachers to challenge stereotypes …


Newell Brands Commits $1M to Support STEM Programs at Morehouse College

by Tommy Cornelis


Newell Brands Inc., a consumer goods company with brands such as Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, and Mr. Coffee® in its portfolio, announced today it is committing $1 million to enhance the STEM curriculum at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. “At Newell Brands, we make life better for hundreds of millions of consumers every day, where they live, learn, work, and play,” said …


University of Phoenix Survey Finds That Employees May Lack the Resources to Keep Pace As Innovation Gains Traction in the Workplace

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from University of Phoenix Innovation is more critical to employers than five years ago, but employees may struggle to keep up January 10, 2017 — PHOENIX (Business Wire) | University of Phoenix today released survey results on workplace innovation with findings from employees and hiring managers. While new technologies have increased competition on a global scale and …


Zillow Pledges $5M for 2nd UW Computer Science & Engineering Building

by Tommy Cornelis


Online real-estate database company Zillow Group has announced it will donate $5 million towards the construction of a second Computer Science & Engineering building at the University of Washington in Seattle. The addition of a second building will allow UW to double the number of degrees it awards each year in computer science and engineering fields, as well as reduce …