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Women Tech Council to Launch TechArt Hour of Code, Creating Largest Girl-Coded Living Digital Display

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from Women Tech Council Announced today in the White House Fact Sheet as part of National Computer Science Education Week Programs SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Women Tech Council (WTC) today announced the launch of TechArt Hour of Code, the largest girl-coded initiative engaging 10,000 girls across the state to create a living …


INROADS Awarded $100,000 from The Coca-Cola Foundation

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from The Coca-Cola Foundation New high school program focuses on early STEM engagement for girls in grades 9-12 ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2016 (PRNewswire) | INROADS, Inc., a non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth, received a $100,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to support College Links Atlanta: Advancing Female High School …


Million Women Mentors Reaches Over 1 Million Mentor Pledges!

by Tommy Cornelis


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1st – Ahead of its 4-year goal of reaching 1 million mentoring relationship pledges, Million Women Mentors (MWM) and STEMconnector® are proud to announce that as of December 1, 2016, MWM has registered 1,000,000 PLEDGES for mentor relationships. Leadership in MWM has increased the goal to 2 million by 2020. In response to these pledges, there have …


STEMconnector® Celebrates 5 year Anniversary & Website Relaunch

by Tommy Cornelis


STEMconnector®, a consortium of over 160 organizations actively working together to advance the future of STEM education and careers, celebrates its 5-year anniversary today. The celebration coincides with the launch of a completely redesigned website and marks significant achievements encourage collaboration between education, industry and the public sector. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 30, 2016 | STEMconnector® – a consortium of …


STEMconnector Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Website Re-Launch

by Tommy Cornelis


Join us on tomorrow, November 30th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET when we celebrate the launch of the new and improved STEMconnector website and our 5 year anniversary! Our original website and organization was launched on November 30th, 2011, so tune in and help us celebrate five years of STEMconnector and learn all about the improved functionalities of the new …


AspenTech to Host Dozens of Area High School Students at STEM Day Event

by Tommy Cornelis


This is a press release from AspenTech Students Will Receive Hands-on Experience with Software Applications and Hear from Technology Industry Experts High school students in software coding exercise at AspenTech STEM Day. Instructor Clay Didier and students (left to right) Shane Norton, Ronald DeSilva, Brad McMullen, Azim Kamthewala, Amaan Gadatia. (Photo: Business Wire) November 29, 2016 – BEDFORD, Mass. – …


AT&T Gives $25,000 to MdBio Foundation for STEM Education in Maryland

by STEMconnector


This is a press release from the MdBio Foundation BALTIMORE - (BUSINESS WIRE) | A $25,000 contribution from AT&T will help the MdBio Foundation boost science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Maryland. The contribution supports MdBio programs for underserved high school and rising middle school students, including the MdBioLab, a mobile laboratory that travels across the state giving students hands-on STEM ...

Mentored Pathways – 200+ Mentors needed now for STEM career projects

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Mentored Pathways has guided students on their paths to successful careers for over 22 years. Through flexible, convenient, virtual communication, Mentored Pathways supports students to tackle real industry problems and create and execute competitive plans for their futures. To date, over 3,000 Mentored Pathways mentors have helped nearly 48,000 students throughout 11 countries to engage in authentic STEM work and ...

​NBA and Discovery Education Team Up to Provide Educators New Digital Resources to Improve Student Engagement in Math

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NBA Game Footage and Statistics Added to Award-Winning Math Techbook To Bring Concepts to Life for Middle and High School Students Initiative Announced with Washington Wizards & Mystics, NBA Legends During Jr. NBA Clinic at John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Washington, D.C. NEW YORK & SILVER SPRING, Md. [Nov. 18, 2016] | The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Discovery Education, the leading provider ...

University of Phoenix and STEMconnector® Release ‘Big Data, Big Needs’ White Paper Revealing the Need for Data-Fluent Talent in the Workforce

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There is a critical shortage of educated data scientists and cybersecurity specialists, from certificates to Ph.D.'s, according to a new white paper released by University of Phoenix and STEMconnector (Graphic: Business Wire) PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE) | University of Phoenix and co-author STEMconnector® today shared key findings from the “Big Data, Open Data: Inspiring Corporate & Civic Innovation” event held this spring in ...

Vernier Software & Technology Accepting Applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest

by Tommy Cornelis


Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on November 22, 2016 This is a press release from Vernier Software & Technology STEM teachers encouraged to share their creative uses of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts for a chance to win $5,500 in prizes BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 18, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Vernier Software & Technology is accepting applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest. The contest ...

University of Phoenix and STEMconnector® Release ‘Big Data, Big Needs’ White Paper Revealing the Need for Data-Fluent Talent in the Workforce

by Tommy Cornelis


Business Leaders Recommend Higher Education Partnerships to Help Develop Diverse Talent Pool PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE) | University of Phoenix and co-author STEMconnector® today shared key findings from the “Big Data, Open Data: Inspiring Corporate & Civic Innovation” event held this spring in a white paper revealing a need for data-fluent talent, one of the definitive workforce issues of today1. The paper, Big Data, …


Celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Learn to Code with Complimentary Curriculum from Learning.com

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This is a press release from Learning.com Ed Tech Company Encourages Schools to Go Bananas for Coding, Dedicates Resources to Help Students Succeed in Tech-Driven Economy PORTLAND, ORE. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 10, 2016 |Building on the overwhelming response to its first-ever Code-a-Thon competition with over 250,000 students registered, Learning.com will continue its pledge to President Obama’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative ...

U.S. Army and Ten80 Support STEM Education for 10,000 Students Nationwide

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This is a press release from Ten80 and the U.S. Army ALRINGTON, Va., Nov. 10, 2016 (PRNewswire) | This year, nearly 10,000 students will discover the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as core drivers for successful careers through the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Army in conjunction with the U.S. Army National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) ...

NYU to Award Scholarships to World’s Best Young Hackers, Protectors, and Information Security Researchers

by STEMconnector


This is a press release from the NYU Center for Cyber Security Announcement Targets Winners of Cyber Security Awareness Week Games at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Tandon BROOKLYN, New York, Nov. 9, 2016  (PRNewswire) | On the eve of the opening of the world's largest student-led cybersecurity games, New York University's information security research center announced it will ...

STEM Higher Education Summit Pushes Innovation, Scale, Employer Engagement

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STEMconnector hosts a national summit for Higher Education leaders to promote employer engagement, collaboration, innovation and diversity. The third STEM Higher Education Summit takes place in Washington, DC, and focuses on the critical role that industry-educator collaboration can play in improving STEM education outcomes.   WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 09, 2016 | STEMconnector® hosts the third annual STEM Higher Education Council ...

Georgia Tech, McGraw-Hill Education and edX Take Undergraduate Computer Science Online

by STEMconnector


This is a press release from Georgia Tech and McGraw-Hill Education New MOOC could yield college credit for successful learners ATLANTA and NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Georgia Tech and McGraw-Hill Education are teaming up on an innovative approach to make elite education more broadly accessible. They're launching an online, undergraduate course in computer science that will debut this spring for current Tech students and ...

Engineers Without Borders USA Wins Arconic Foundation Inaugural Grant to Train Future Engineers

by STEMconnector


This is a press release from Engineers Without Borders USA Arconic Foundation’s $300,000 grant to EWB-USA will advance engineering education, knowledge sharing and workforce development across the globe Denver, Colo., November 2, 2016 (Business Wire) | Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is proud to announce a multi-year grantmaking partnership with the newly formed Arconic Foundation. The $300,000 investment, Arconic Foundation’s inaugural ...

We want to hear from you! Take our Career-Focused Experiential Learning Survey!

by STEMconnector


  Through the combined efforts of STEMconnector's initiatives, we are launching a study to better understand current practices among employers and educators in offering experiential learning — work designed to give students the opportunity to learn through hands-on experience while working on real-world problems — opportunities to students. A recent survey conducted by Gallup found that emotional support [such as mentorship] and experiential learning are some of the ...

AFA’s StellarXplorers Program Registers 134 Teams to Compete in StellarXplorers National High School Space Competition

by STEMconnector


This is a press release from The Air Force Association ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2016 (PRNewswire) | The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced that StellarXplorers, AFA's National High School Space Competition registered 132 teams in the third season of competition. Of the 132 teams, an impressive increase from the 27 registered for StellarXplorers II, 30 states and two overseas Department of Defense ...