STEM News Archive

Cobb County gears up for cosmic event

Megan Reed

August 12, 2017

In eight days, Cobb will go mostly dark in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 21, the result of the first total solar eclipse the contiguous U.S. has seen since 1979.   A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking ... Read more

This STEM program for minority kids works toward ‘no more hidden figures’

The News and Observer

Corbie Hill

August 11, 2017

Veronique Moses’ mom finally thinks she knows what her daughter does for a living.   At least that’s the joke Moses told a group of IBM retirees when she led a recent tour of IBM Watson Health at RDU. Her mother, whose background is in educat... Read more

At this NYC summer camp, kids build dream cities from scratch

Smart Cities Drive

Jackie Snow

August 09, 2017

n a recent August afternoon in Brooklyn, dozens of summer camp students swarmed around cities of their own creation. Sure, they were mostly built out of Legos, small sensors and cardboard, but they were thoughtfully laid out with carefully designed infrastructure. On... Read more

Free STEM shoppe equips teachers for hands-on lessons

Public Radio Tulsa

Matt Trotter

August 09, 2017

The first day of school is less than two weeks away, and the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is making sure teachers are equipped for hands-on science, technology, engineering and math lessons.   Emily Mortimer with the STEM alliance says their free STEM Sh... Read more

How the Girl Scouts' new CEO is using her time at NASA and Apple to promote STEM education


Zameena Mejia

August 03, 2017

What started as simply stargazing with her Girl Scouts troop as a 7-year-old in New Mexico has since turned into a career at NASA, IBM, Apple and Dell for Sylvia Acevedo.   Most recently, in May, she was named the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the o... Read more

Hochul on students who choose STEM careers: ‘They literally transform their lives’

The Chronicle-Express

Brian Quinn

August 02, 2017

When young people decide they want to pursue a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career, they are literally transforming their lives and increasing their earning power exponentially. That was part of what New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tra... Read more

In Washington’s most diverse district, STEM opportunities provide new paths to success


Dr. Tammy Campbell

August 02, 2017

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) is the most diverse district in the state of Washington, serving 70 percent scholars of color. Current statistics show that scholars of color and females are underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, and so FWPS is actively... Read more

STEM has always been a part of my life: one young woman’s story


Debbie Mickle

August 01, 2017

Alison Palmer’s parents, Betty and Eric, had a different approach to kids and housework. Alison’s dad always felt it was important to have his daughter help him with jobs at home like plumbing, woodworking, and basic electrical repairs. “STEM has al... Read more

Wilmington teacher receives scholarship for STEM curriculum



July 31, 2017

A local teacher has been recognized for her dedication to STEM education in our community.   Janice Rickey, STEM Coordinator at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, has been selected to receive a professional development scholarship from the award-winni... Read more

Teaching teachers - Instructors head back to school for STEM education

Daily Herald

Issac Hale

July 30, 2017

A handful of educators became students again as the Don A. Christiansen Regional Water Treatment Plant in Orem opened its doors to teach teachers about the science of water and integrating STEM techniques into their classrooms.   “For us, teaching ... Read more

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