Girl Scouts of America Add Badges centered around Space and STEM

Girl Scouts of America Add Badges centered around Space and STEM

“Daisies who pursue the Space Science Explorer badge will observe the sun, moon and sky, while Brownies tackling the Space Science Adventurer badge will delve into the planets, moon phases and constellations. Juniors, aka Space Science Investigators, will explore the celestial motion, the dimensions of constellations, and the size and scale of the solar system.”

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What's Behind Tesla's Latest STEM Education Grant?

What's Behind Tesla's Latest STEM Education Grant?

"This initial $1.5 million is only a very small part of what Tesla plans to disburse in annual installments of $7.5 million. And judging from the company’s sunny ambitions, it’s not hard to imagine higher levels of giving down the road. So far, it seems like Tesla intends to focus on educational initiatives directly related to its line of work."

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How We Need to Rewire STEM Education

How We Need to Rewire STEM Education

“This out-of-place feeling is not uncommon in STEM and contributes to the lack of diversity in STEM fields. The NSF’s 2018 STEM Inclusion Study showed that women and racial and ethnic minorities, as well as those who identify as LGBTQ and those with disability status, report more feelings of marginalization and experiences of exclusion in STEM fields compared to white men.”

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Shuri from "Black Panther" promotes STEM education for women

Shuri from "Black Panther" promotes STEM education for women


"'When you're a kid and you're doing so well in these subjects, sometimes you can be called a nerd," she says. Wright says that the meaning of the word "nerd" has evolved since she was at school. "Back then, when I was growing up, being a nerd was not a cool thing, and so many people felt isolated just because they like science, just because they were acing their maths exams or homework, they were looked down upon.'

But, through her role in Black Panther, Wright has sent a clear message to young women: Being a nerd is cool. Being a woman in STEM? Even cooler"

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What Will Close the Gender Gap in STEM? Early Exposure is Key

What Will Close the Gender Gap in STEM? Early Exposure is Key

"In a 2015 report released by the American Association of University Women, researchers found that, starting in middle school, boys feel 'more positive' about science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM—subjects than their female counterparts. The divide grows from there. 'While it is certainly possible to decide to pursue a career in engineering or computing well after high school graduation, these findings suggest early exposure to engineering and computing … is often a precursor to actually pursuing a career in these fields.'"

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New Studies Show that the Majority of eSports players are STEM Majors

New Studies Show that the Majority of eSports players are STEM Majors

"Colleges across the country are adopting varsity esports programs, and in places without a school-sanctioned initiative, nearly every university has a gaming club. These teams compete in collegiate esports events through programs like Riot’s College Championship and Blizzard’s TESPA. And most of their players are science, technology, engineering, and math majors."

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IBM Rolls Out Program in India to Engage Girls with STEM Careers

IBM Rolls Out Program in India to Engage Girls with STEM Careers

“'Access to STEM education remains largely limited for girl students in India. This programme will help to bridge the gap by offering them the opportunity to make headway in STEM courses and pick up the necessary skills, and will simultaneously help to move the needle at the government school level,' David Raper, lead of Asia Pacific corporate citizenship at IBM, told ET."

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US academies call for reshaping of postgraduate STEM education

US academies call for reshaping of postgraduate STEM education

"Students would encounter a variety of perspectives about what science is, and about the relationships between science, engineering and society, the report says. They’d have multiple, varied opportunities to 'communicate the results of their work and understand the broader impacts of their research'. And they’d be encouraged to create their own project-based learning opportunities, especially as a member of a team, to develop “transferable skills” such as communication, collaboration, management and entrepreneurship".

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Studies Find that Middle School STEAM Education is Crucial for Engaging Students in STEAM Careers

Studies Find that Middle School STEAM Education is Crucial for Engaging Students in STEAM Careers

Reflected in its legacy history, American industry was built on innovation. In order to awaken dreams and inspire the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and leaders, it’s imperative to expose children to STEAM at an early age. If engaged, receptive and they’ve developed an interest by eighth grade, they’re three times more likely to pursue careers in STEAM fields later in life.

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STEAM Helps Elementary Students' Science Scores

STEAM Helps Elementary Students' Science Scores

“Conducted in California, the quasi-experimental study shows that students in 3rd-5th grade who received the nine one-hour blocks of STEAM instruction — focusing on the visual and performing arts — went from the 50th to the 63rd percentile on their district’s science assessment. Previous studies showed English learners gained the most from STEAM-focused programs, but this research suggests all students can learn from this approach and ‘envision phenomena that they were not able to directly observe,’ the authors write.”

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Business Helps Fund STEM Programs for Millions of Children

Business Helps Fund STEM Programs for Millions of Children

“Bertram says, “We are a business and if we don’t have a sustainable business model, we can’t provide the service to schools.”

Most of the organization's revenue comes from fees for service and product sales. PLTW’s online store sells equipment and supplies that teachers and schools can use for teaching science, technology, engineering and math—STEM skills.”

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