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STEM Is the Key to Stronger Education

All American children deserve this opportunity, not just those who demonstrate an early aptitude or who are fortunate to attend such forward-looking schools.
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Sick Science!™ - YouTube

Sick Science!™ - YouTube | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
Videos and cool science experiments from Steve Spangler and SteveSpanglerScience.com...

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Energizing Their Way to the Finish Line - ASME

Energizing Their Way to the Finish Line - ASME | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
Engineering students from across the globe competed in Energy Relay –the 2012 ASME Student Design Competition–held in conjunction with the Society's 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition.
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Design in the age of 3-D printing - October 2012

Design in the age of 3-D printing - October 2012 | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

Mechanical Engineering Magazine's Hod Lipson writes about how 3d printing is influencing fabrication....

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Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation

Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
Microsoft is taking an unusual approach to tackling a shortage of computer science graduates — one of the most serious issues facing the technology industry, and a broader challenge for the nation’s economy.

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Invitation to the IDSA Design Learning Challenge 2013 | Creative Thinkers. Innovative Outcomes. | Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA

Invitation to the IDSA Design Learning Challenge 2013 | Creative Thinkers. Innovative Outcomes. | Industrial Designers Society of America - IDSA | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

In partnership with the National Art Education Association, IDSA invites all K-12 grades 5-12* educators (as facilitators), their students (as learners), college design students and design practitioners to participate in the Design Learning Challenge 2013.

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Computer Science & Engineering U of Washington - Open House

Computer Science & Engineering U of Washington - Open House | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

WHAT: Participate in hands-on activities and visit research labs to find out what computer science is all about! UW Computer Science & Engineering students, faculty and academic advisors along with representatives from local technology companies will introduce you to the broad range of problems computer science can address.

WHO: Middle and high school students and their families.

WHEN: 1pm - 3pm on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

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Washington Pilots Association 12-18 students Aviation Academy

Washington Pilots Association  12-18 students Aviation Academy | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

The Aviation Academy, located at Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field in Everett, WA, is for all students, ages 13 through 18, who are curious about aviation....

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The New Cool

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The astonishing story of a team of high school seniors and their remarkable mentor, who come together—not to play a sport or exercise their athletic prowess—but rather to build a machine that will battle in the most heated, sophisticated robotics contest in the world.

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New club focuses on technology - Technology Student Association (TSA)

New club focuses on technology - Technology Student Association (TSA) | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

New clubs were formed this year, including Technology Student Association (TSA), a club for students to work with all kinds of technology...

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Engineering Discovery Days | www.engr.washington.edu

Engineering Discovery Days | www.engr.washington.edu | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
Weekend of discovery for students, teachers and families. Formerly known as Open House, hands-on activities demonstrate what engineers do and how they work. High school students and families learn about college admissions and university life.
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STEM Skills Might Not Guarantee Success, but They Sure Improve the Odds | Change the Equation

STEM Skills Might Not Guarantee Success, but They Sure Improve the Odds | Change the Equation | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

Our STEM Vital Signs research shows that, while a STEM background offers no guarantees—nothing does—it sure does improve the odds. In the past three years, jobless people outnumbered new job postings by more than three to one. In the STEM fields, by contrast, job postings outnumbered the jobless by almost two to one.

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Engineers in the Making :: Fall 2012 :: Washington State Magazine

Engineers in the Making :: Fall 2012 :: Washington State Magazine | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

At a time when Washington is a net importer of engineers, a more
appreciative vocabulary could tempt a new generation of students into studying engineering.

 

Washington State University is working to engage new Engineers...

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Robot Roundup

Robot Roundup | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
Robots can do some crazy things. Follow our coverage of the scary/cool/strange things these electric creatures are doing today, and what these bots might be doing in the future.
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ScienceDump | Daily science + art = inspiration

ScienceDump | Daily science + art = inspiration | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
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Business and education leaders urge STEM education - Daily Herald

Business and education leaders urge STEM education - Daily Herald | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
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Business and education leaders urge STEM education
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A panel from government, business and education answered questions about STEM for the Women's Business Network luncheon on Thursday.
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A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents

A Letter on STEM Education to America's Parents | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
  On the morning of Thursday, December 6th, CSPC released 'A Letter on STEM Education for America's Parents' at the American Association for the...
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Been thinking about volunteering at a local school?

Whether you want to volunteer in a kindergarten or high school classroom or anywhere in between, it can be confusing without having a plan. Get started with the Engineers as Educators workshop, Saturday December 8th.

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Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association: Programming Contests

Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association: Programming Contests | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

WHO Computer Science Students
WHAT A contest where CS students spend 3 hours solving programming problems in teams of 1-3 people with 1 computer using the programming language of their choice.
WHERE UW, Paul Allen Center for CSE (Directions & Parking)
WHEN December and also next April
WHY To allow Computer Science students to use the skills gained in class to compete for medals, prizes, and HONOR. :-)

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Scholarships to increase to $5,000 from $1,000 in Washington State

Next school year, nearly 1,900 Washington students will get $5,000 scholarships to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, math and health care.
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STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code | TechCrunch

STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code | TechCrunch | The state of STEM | Scoop.it
In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code -- that coding has become cool.
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Better STEM Education With Project Lead The Way

The curriculum, delivered through PLTW's Virtual Academy, is provided free of charge to schools that register with PLTW. More than 4,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are offering PLTW courses to their students.

PLTW was recently cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a "model for 21st century career and technical education."

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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams - Introducing Students to the World of Invention

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams - Introducing Students to the World of Invention | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.

InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve.

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High school students showcase inventions - MIT News Office

High school students showcase inventions - MIT News Office | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

From June 14-17, 18 teams of high school inventors were on campus for the InvenTeams Odyssey -- the teams' final event in which to showcase, present and demonstrate inventions sponsored by the Lemelson-MIT Program. The program gave teams up to $10,000 each to develop their inventions during the 2005-2006 school year.

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Lake Washington Technical Institute teams up with Edmonds STEM Magnet

Lake Washington Technical Institute teams up with Edmonds STEM Magnet | The state of STEM | Scoop.it

We recently partnered with the Edmonds School District, UW, Edmonds Community College and The Boeing Company to support the STEM Magnet High School program at Montlake Terrace High School...

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