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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 …


What STEM Field Could You Study to Work on Autonomous Vehicles?

by William Broman


Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo unveiled an autonomous version of the XC90.  One of the goals of our auto show coverage is to showcase all the different career paths one could take with a STEM education, but also all the different fields of study that could lead to working on one product or another. …


Mobility Efforts by Automotive Industry May Entice More to Study STEM

by William Broman


Today at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Mark Fields emphasized mobility in their press conference.  Later on today they will feature a TED talk about the future of mobility, a New York Times forum with four big city mayors, and a discussion with Vice media.  All of these discussions will focus …


STEMconnector @ NAIAS 2017 Live Blog

by William Broman


Monday January 9 marks the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI.  It is one of the premier Auto Shows.  Check back throughout the week to see the latest technology from the automotive industry.   The auto industry is competitive, even on media day at #NAIAS2017 these are engineers, not media, researching the competition… #STEM pic.twitter.com/rrYm4aPJpg …


Next President of GWU Has PhD in Computer Science

by William Broman


(GW Today) The board of trustees of the George Washington University Friday unanimously approved the appointment of Thomas J. LeBlanc as the university’s 17th president. An accomplished academic leader, administrator and professor, Dr. LeBlanc will begin his service at George Washington in August 2017. “Dr. LeBlanc embodies the qualities the university community articulated through more than 30 town halls and …


Masergy Announces 2nd Annual STEM College Scholarship Fund

by Tommy Cornelis


Masergy Communications, Inc., a hybrid networking, managed security, and cloud communication solutions company, announced the 2nd annual STEM Scholarship Fund today. The company will award up to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students demonstrating excellence in a STEM field. “We are proud to support higher-education within these important fields of study, which will undoubtedly contribute important innovations to society,” said Chris MacFarland, …


Early Childhood STEM Working Group, Co-Organized by UChicago STEM Education and Erikson Institute, Releases Policy Report titled: Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Children

by Tommy Cornelis


The Early Childhood STEM Working Group, a group of scholars, policymakers, curriculum developers, and educators from across the United States, has released a new policy report titled Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Children. The report describes four guiding principles and offers six actionable recommendations for educational leaders, policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels, researchers, …


Regeneron Science Talent Search Announces 300 U.S. High School STEM Scholars

by Tommy Cornelis


300 high school seniors have been named scholars in the newly re-named Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program founded and produced by Society for Science & the Public. The biotechnology firm is taking over as the lead sponsor of the prestigious STEM competition after Intel famously dropped out. And Regeneron isn’t just keeping the Science Talent Search alive, it’s also doubling the …


Fourth Annual CS Roundtable Encourages Collaboration Between Industry and Education

by brian jackson


On November 16, 2016, in Chicago, IL, STEMconnector and Tata Consultancy Services hosted the fourth in a series of annual computer-science-education-themed roundtables, entitled “Empowering an Industry Responsive Computer Science Education System”, hosted at UI Labs. Participants were asked to focus on how industry and education can better collaborate to prepare students for the future workforce. A summary and breakdown of …


Randstad US study projects massive shift to agile employment and staffing model in the next decade

by Tommy Cornelis


First-of-its-kind study uncovers dramatic changes to the workforce and workplace by 2025 ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2016 (PRNewswire) | By the year 2025, most workers (70%) and employers (68%) agree a majority of the workforce will be employed in an agile capacity (i.e. contractor, consultant, temporary or freelance), according to a study released today by Randstad US, one of the largest HR …


STEM ‘Drives’ Us! – Coming January 2017

by William Broman


For many of us, automobiles are the most utilized mode of transportation.  Obviously there has to be some science, engineering, and math behind how we get from point A to B and everywhere in between.  In less than one month the world will focus its attention on Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). STEMconnector will be live …