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February 20, 2017

The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to bolster their efforts to bring more women and girls into the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

February 19, 2017

Female leaders from the public and private sectors have joined forces to work on technology's gender problem.On Friday, three female governors are convening with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Deloitte LLP's consulting chief Janet Foutty, and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani to discuss state-level computer science education policies benefitting girls.

February 19, 2017

The growing number of cybersecurity threats and attacks expose the importance of engaging students in hands-on learning. Not only are cybersecurity threats increasing, they're also becoming significantly more complicated. Unfortunately, the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals isn't keeping up.

February 19, 2017

Challenger Center announced the launch of "Martians of Tomorrow," a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and inspiring the next generation.

February 16, 2017

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World is a giant screen film that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, DREAM BIG celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.

February 16, 2017

Lead author Elisabeth R. McClure and her colleagues did an excellent job describing the importance of STEM development by culling together information not only from scientific literature but also from conversations with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.  The report emphasizes that STEM fields rely on more than just knowledge of facts like 4 + 2= 6, that tomatoes are really fruits, or how to operate computers. No, STEM success relies on broader abilities, such as strong reasoning and problem-solving skills.

February 16, 2017

Its regimented routines can seem stodgy at a time when young people are flocking to more freewheeling forums for scientific creativity, like software hackathons and hardware engineering Maker Faires. That is apparently the thinking at Intel, the giant computer chip maker, which is retreating from its longtime sponsorship of science fairs for high school students.

February 15, 2017

GE has announced goals of having 20,000 women to fill STEM roles at GE by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation for all our technical entry-level programs. The program will significantly increase the representation of women in its engineering, manufacturing, IT and product management roles -- a strategy necessary to inject urgency into addressing ongoing gender imbalance in technical fields and fully transform into a digital industrial company.

February 14, 2017

Thanks to the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in schools, many parents recognize these should be an essential element of children’s summer experiences. But trying to choose a summer STEM program can be overwhelming. What are the most desirable characteristics of a summer robotics and STEM camp?

February 14, 2017

Engineering, computer science and biomedical science -- these topics sound like college majors, but they're the three pillars of a new program offered to elementary-aged students.Schools nationwide are trying to educate children for STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) and provide them with skills for jobs in growing sectors like tech and science.

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