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The Oscars Makes Strides in Diversity and Technological Advancement

by STEMconnector


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. …


Powering a Sustainable Tomorrow: UL and NAAEE are awarding $250,000 to innovative non-profit programs that teach STEM principles while tackling environmental challenges

by Tommy Cornelis


The third annual UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA) program is open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States and Canada. Awards will go to participants who best use innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) curricula to help students of grades K–12 solve real-world environmental problems. A panel of environmental, science, research, and technical experts will determine one grand prize …


Collabera Announces 2017 STEM Scholarship Opportunity

by Tommy Cornelis


IT staffing and professional services company Collabera will be providing scholarships for computer science and engineering students through its 2017 Collabera STEM Scholarship program. Collabera will be awarding three STEM scholarships of $2,500 to a national applicant, as well as individuals from the Redmond/Seattle and New York/New Jersey areas. For more information about the program, read the rest of the press release …


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 …