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SLU gets $127,192 grant from Henry Luce Foundation - St. Louis Business Journal

SLU gets $127,192 grant from Henry Luce Foundation - St. Louis Business Journal | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology received a $127,192 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support two fellowships for graduate women who plan to pursue doctoral degrees in engineering fields

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ASTM International Sponsors University of Kansas Student in 2014 WISE Internship Program

ASTM International Sponsors University of Kansas Student in 2014 WISE Internship Program | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Ranked as one of the best internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, the WISE program is a paid 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. The interns are outstanding third- or fourth-year engineering students selected in a nationwide competition. During the program, interns learn about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. 

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Inspire Your Students to Pursue STEM Careers: Strategy 2

Inspire Your Students to Pursue STEM Careers: Strategy 2 | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Help students see how STEM subjects can be a powerful/useful way for us to understand our world. Answer the question of “When am I ever going to use this?”
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Women Are Less Likely To Get Hired In Math Jobs Even When They Perform As Well As Men

Women Are Less Likely To Get Hired In Math Jobs Even When They Perform As Well As Men | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
A new report uncovers deep-seated bias against women trying to get a job in math.
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Program aims to get girls interested in science

Program aims to get girls interested in science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When the N.C. Department of Transportation wanted to bring more women into the department, the agency went to where the rubber meets the road: schools.
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Transitions – Solving complex problems: girls in engineering - Positively Naperville

Transitions – Solving complex problems: girls in engineering - Positively Naperville | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
This month Argonne National Labs will hold its annual Engineering, Science and Technology workshop for 8th grade girls (www.dep.anl.gov/p_k-12/IGED).
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24-Year-Old Inventor Becomes the Youngest Shortlisted for Engineering Hall of Fame - Industry Tap

24-Year-Old Inventor Becomes the Youngest Shortlisted for Engineering Hall of Fame - Industry Tap | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Young British engineer Sam Etherington worked out the design for his award-winning wave energy system while kite surfing. That inspiration may catapult him into the “SEMPA” British Engineering Hall of Fame.
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Santa Fe Institute

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Santa Fe Institute | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline

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Holiday gifts that encourage STEM education - Fortune Tech

Holiday gifts that encourage STEM education - Fortune Tech | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Will you inspire a young girl in technology with a toy this holiday season?
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Middle schoolers learn about technology

Middle schoolers learn about technology | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Aspiring teachers from UW-Stout stopped at South Middle School to talk to kids in a Tech Ed class about the importance of fluid power and technology in our everyday lives.


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FIRST® Robotics Eastern Regional Qualifier Returns to MCCC Campus

FIRST® Robotics Eastern Regional Qualifier Returns to MCCC Campus | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
by Diane VanDyke On Saturday, Dec. 7, students from 36 high school robotics teams from around the region will converge at Montgomery County Community College’s Central Campus in Blue Bell to battle...
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Santa Clarita Students Compete In Science, Technology LEGO Tournament

Santa Clarita Students Compete In Science, Technology LEGO Tournament | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
More than 200 Santa Clarita Valley Elementary and Junior High school students came together to compete in a FIRST LEGO League Qualifying tournament on Sunday.
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STEM symposium on Capitol Hill discusses how to bring back America's competitive edge

STEM symposium on Capitol Hill discusses how to bring back America's competitive edge | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
STEM symposium on Capitol Hill discusses how to bring back America's competitive edge.
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Maine Voices: We must rethink how STEM is taught | The Portland Press Herald

Maine Voices: We must rethink how STEM is taught  | The Portland Press Herald | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

The important role science, technology, engineering and mathematics education has in catalyzing state economies and workforce readiness is generally recognized and certainly well documented. However, a critical piece of this message has gone missing: K-12 STEM education itself is overdue for a rethink.


Skills now necessary in manufacturing and the professions, new technical roles, high-tech product demands and new manufacturing technologies call for new STEM-based learning outcomes, increased STEM subject integration and diverse uses of technology that are largely absent in most STEM school subjects.


A related concern is the well-documented gap between how school STEM is learned and how STEM workers carry out their work in the everyday realities of their jobs.


Students may be graduating with the requisite clumps of subject knowledge mastered and formulas committed to memory, yet have little insight into how science, technology, engineering and mathematics come together to advance our quality of life, economic livelihood, responses to climate disruptions.


What exactly can be done to close this gap, to align school STEM and STEM in the workforce?


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Employment Outlook for STEM Professionals Is Robust — and Moving Beyond Traditional Occupations | Industry Market Trends

Employment Outlook for STEM Professionals Is Robust — and Moving Beyond Traditional Occupations | Industry Market Trends | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
One study said STEM is second only to healthcare as the fastest-growing occupational category in the economy. Find out where the new STEM jobs will be through 2020.
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Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Urges Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Urges Girls to Pursue STEM Careers | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik is the national spokesperson for DeVry's HerWorld. She says girls should be encouraged to enter STEM careers. We agree.
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STEM education provides options for ESFB president

STEM education provides options for ESFB president | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

DETROIT (Feb. 28, 2014) – Maria Guido, a mechanical engineering junior and president of the Engineering Student Faculty Board (ESFB), is interested in pursuing a career in hybrid vehicles. She’s also interested in aviation. And architecture. With her education in mechanical engineering, Guido is preparing for all three and keeping her options open.

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Girls branch out in science, technology, engineering and math through STEM

Girls branch out in science, technology, engineering and math through STEM | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
Middle school and high school students explored careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — STEM — last Saturday at the College of Lake County’s STEM Day for Girls.
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Minorities, Women Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields, Study Finds - US News

Minorities, Women Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields, Study Finds - US News | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
While 'there has been some general movement toward more diversity,' participation still 'varies substantially across groups,' the report found.
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10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here's a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community.
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Students get job track down to a science

Students get job track down to a science | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When Roland Stone finished his bachelor's degree in polymer and fiber chemistry at Clemson University in 2008, he looked around at the job market and didn't see much.
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This Computer Scientist Overcame Brain Damage; Now She’s Helping Others Do the Same

This Computer Scientist Overcame Brain Damage; Now She’s Helping Others Do the Same | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
When computer scientist Jeanie Schwenk suffered a traumatic car accident, she didn't expect to discover a new career path. Her new company, Magno Processing Systems, will use visual imaging software to help individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
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The Science & Entertainment Exchange

The Science & Entertainment Exchange | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it
The Exchange gained special access to the Google fortress for a one night event entitled Google Stories.
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The Science & Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging storylines in both film and TV programming

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The Titan Arm | An ASTM Project Grant Helps Enable Biomechatronic Research

The Titan Arm | An ASTM Project Grant Helps Enable Biomechatronic Research | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

As biomechatronic technology has matured over the past 50 years, exoskeletons have emerged as leading tools for augmenting able-bodied performance, assisting human mobility and restoring lost limb function. These systems are anthropomorphic, structural devices that work in conjunction with the body’s natural architecture to aid limb mobility. Exploiting biomimetic design, such devices may be worn in close proximity to the body and transmit torques via powered revolute joints and structural limbs.

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Titan Arm was designed and manufactured by teammates Elizabeth Beattie, Nicholas McGill, Nick Parrotta and Nikolay Vladimirov as seniors at the University of Pennsylvania. Beattie majored in mechanical engineering, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. McGill double-majored in electrical and mechanical engineering, and is pursuing his MSE in robotics. Parrotta majored — and is now pursuing an MSE — in mechanical engineering. Vladimirov, a mechanical engineering major, now works at IDEO, a global design consultancy.

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Today's CEO Leader in STEM: Carlos A. Rodriguez of ADP | blog.stemconnector.org

Today's CEO Leader in STEM: Carlos A. Rodriguez of ADP | blog.stemconnector.org | STEM Advocate | Scoop.it

Carlos A. Rodriguez was named President and Chief Executive Officer of ADP® in November 2011. Mr. Rodriguez has been with ADP since 1999, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2011, and previously as President of National Account Services and Employer Services International. He joined ADP through its acquisition of Vincam, where he served initially as CFO for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource®.

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STEM Careers: Antoinette Thwaites Forensic Scientist

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Antoinette Thwaites found her dream job through an interest in science.

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