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Exciting things are always happening in the STEM world! Click on the news stories listed below to learn more.

Making a Difference (Carnegie Magazine)

Can kids who are blind and visually impaired enjoy the digital makerspace experience? Carnegie Science Center says yes, and took its Mobile Fab Lab
to Erie to prove it. 

>>'Making a Difference' article

Paid Summer Program for HS Students

Applications are now open for the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP), a paid summer research program for high school students administered by the American Society for Engineering Education.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are selected to spend eight weeks working alongside professional engineers and research scientists on real projects at one of 25 Department of Navy labs around the country.  

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Recaps and Videos From the 2017 U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference

The brightest minds in business, academia, nonprofit and government gathered in San Diego, California, May 24 through May 26 for the 6th annual U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference.

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Challenging the Status Quo in Mathematics

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students have been left behind, now ranking 40th in the world in math literacy.

Teaching Excellence Academy: Professional Development Package

Carnegie Science Center’s Professional Development Package, a program of its Teaching Excellence Academy, features an array of educational opportunities for teachers to hone their skills. This subscription model offers the inside track to comprehensive professional development for educators. The one-academic-year package is customizable for schools and districts of all sizes.

What It Really Takes To Get An Internship At Google, Facebook, Apple, And More (Fast Company)
Former interns at tech giants share their paths to scoring their dream gigs.

As technology companies continue to creep into every aspect of our lives, they’re also becoming some of the hottest places to work.

Teaching kids to code helps them in English, math, science and more (SAS)

CodeSnaps no-cost app addresses dearth of K-12 computer science courses

Cary, NC (Jun 26, 2017)

Pitt to Host Free CyberCamp for Pittsburgh Area Teens July 24-28

PITTSBURGH—Local high school students will have the opportunity to receive a 
hands-on education about cybersecurity from July 24 through 28 at the Air Force Association’s CyberCamp to be held on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Microsoft thinks Minecraft can help STEM education (Marketplace)

Microsoft announced today a new version of Windows, with a suite of programs aimed at promoting coding and collaboration in classrooms.

Sunset High School special education teacher Pauline Tatum (middle) cheers along with her students as RoboFlash is announced during the Dallas Regional FIRST Robotics Competition on March 11. Photo: Heather Noel
Robotics Gives Sunset Special Ed Students a Taste of STEM A Dallas ISD robotics team is the first made up of all special needs students to compete at a FIRST Robotics Competition in Texas.

by Heather NoelMar 14, 2017

You can’t.

That phrase doesn’t exist in Pauline Tatum’s special education classroom at Sunset High School — especially when it comes to robotics.

“I think there’s been a stereotype with these kids that they can’t do it, so I’m saying that they can,” Tatum said.

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UTSA partners with CAST Tech for high-tech innovations in STEM education

(April 18, 2017) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is bringing its top-tier expertise in education to support the San Antonio Independent School District's (SAISD) newest academic endeavor, CAST Tech High School.

 A rendering of the Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. It is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018. UNT Health Science Center
First students at Fort Worth medical school will get free tuition for a year

By Bill Hanna

billhanna@star-telegram.com

 FORT WORTH

The inaugural class of 60 students in Fort Worth’s new M.D. program will receive free tuition for their first ear of school thanks to a gift from a Fort Worth businessman.

The Best Places for Pay in STEM Jobs – 2017 Edition (STEM Asset)

Employment growth among jobs in the STEM field varies widely. According to the Department for Professional Employees, the number of job opportunities for aerospace engineers increased by 53% between 2005 and 2015. Within the same period, the number of jobs for biologists and computer programmers fell by 28% and 17.4%, respectively. Pay within the STEM field also varies by occupation as well as location.

Why Retailers Are Betting On STEM Toys For Your Little Mad Scientist (Fast Company)

Parents looking to give junior a jump in science, technology, engineering, and math are increasingly buying skill-building educational toys.

From code-teaching caterpillars to colorful chemistry kits, manufacturers and retailers alike are eager to cash in on a growing toy sector, known by the buzzworthy term STEM, that promises to deliver on science, technology, engineering, and math education.

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Local scientists and science enthusiast collaborate one weekend a month to spark your curiosity with the latest and greatest in the world of STEM.

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Experience the science behind your favorite science-fiction stories, every month!

Mission: Mars

Experience the science and technology behind exploring the red planet.

Mission: Mars lets you experience modern and future exploration of the red planet.  At Mission Control, you will assume the role of an engineer at a NASA Lab, designing and building a robotic rover to explore Mars.  You will be able to program and see Mars from the perspective of a rover while experiencing the challenges of driving it in a simulated time delay.

Arkansas Discovery Network to launch Teaching excellence academy

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Little Rock Tech Park Announces Five More Tenants

The Little Rock Technology Park names five new tenants for Phase 1 of its new facility.

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