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

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Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

The Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff.

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program Full Article

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Connecting Students with Careers

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s 2016 President’s Award Recognizes Cannon Elementary

School Acknowledged for Commitment to Innovative Teaching and STEM Initiatives

Fort Worth, TX: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has selected Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Cannon Elementary as the recipient of its 2016 President’s Award. The presentation ceremony took place on Friday, December 9 at Cannon Elementary in Grapevine. Superintendent Dr.

Fifteen West Virginia elementary school, middle school and high school students were honored Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 for designs of the West Virginia State Capitol building based on the Minecraft fantasy computer game.
Minecraft design contest winners highlight WV STEM education efforts

Fifteen West Virginia elementary school, middle school and high school students were honored Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 for designs of the West Virginia State Capitol building based on the Minecraft fantasy computer game.

The awards, presented by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, topped off an afternoon showcasing the state's STEM education efforts.

Study: Inclusive Environment Key to Closing STEM Gap (US News)

In order to tighten the gender gap in certain male-dominated science, technology, engineering and math fields, educators must develop a more inviting culture, according to a study published in the October issue

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER CALLS FOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2016

NOMINATE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY NOV. 30

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2016 — Carnegie Science Center is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards, which will be conferred on May 12, 2017, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support (GeekWire)

This special series focuses on important community issues, innovative solutions to societal challenges, and people and non-profit groups making an impact through technology.

SCIENCE CENTER HOSTS GROUNDBOOMING FOR NEW EXPANSION

EXPLOSIVE EVENT PAVES WAY FOR SCIENCE PAVILION

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2016 ― Today Carnegie Science Center put a new twist on the traditional groundbreaking by kicking off the construction of its new Science Pavilion with some explosive science. Who needs shovels when there’s liquid nitrogen on hand? 

Can a Laundromat Become a Classroom? (Remake Learning)

For many kids, going to the grocery store means trailing listlessly behind harried parents. If they’re lucky, maybe they’ll get to ride in the cart or successfully persuade Mom to buy ice cream.

Local middle school students spent Friday afternoon developing shoe models for children dealing with cerebral palsy.
Sherrard Middle School Receives STEM Updates

Local middle school students spent Friday afternoon developing shoe models for children dealing with cerebral palsy.

WV coding project for girls responds to President Obama's call on Computer Science for All

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “Coding is like entering a new world made specifically for creative people,” Cierra Mathews, a 16­year­old participant in a Charleston­ area collaborative honored by the White House today.

SCHS students again win robot competition on space station
SCHS students again win robot competition on space station

Seeing the robot he programmed compete live in no gravity against robots from other states and countries onboard the International Space Station seems exciting, but the competition began at 4:30 a.m., and Alex Casto got up to watch the online livestream 2 hours earlier.

“I hate to admit this, but I kind of fell asleep halfway through,” said Casto, 17. “I was extremely tired.”

STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow’s jobs

BLS-STEM Jobs Report Spring 2014 reveals that STEM jobs are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022, which is an increase of 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels. Click here for more.

Carnegie Science Center to Launch Teaching Excellence Academy

Workshops focus on best practices in STEM education

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2016 — Carnegie Science Center will launch its inaugural Teaching Excellence Academy in the fall of 2016. The Teaching Excellence Academy is open to any teachers in the region with an interest in strengthening their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pedagogy skills. Several workshops are available for parents as well.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER HOSTING FIRST STEM PATHWAY INSTITUTE

STEM LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION JOIN TOGETHER TO EXPLORE CARNEGIE STEM EXCELLENCE PATHWAY

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2016 — Educators from around the country are convening at Carnegie Science Center this week to learn how to implement the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway in their regions.  This is the first Pathway Provider Training Institute. Running through Friday, Aug.

Is Simone Biles really unbeatable? Breaking down the physics behind her gymnastics (Quartz)

Less than halfway through her first Olympic games, Simone Biles is already a legend.

Pittsburgh Technology Council STEM Summit

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Carnegie Science Center

The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now (Forbes)

As of 2015, STEM occupations–those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math-related subjects–account for almost 8.6 million jobs, or 6.2% of overall employment in the U.S. The highest-paying roles among these occupations come with annual paychecks of nearly $150,000.

Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines (sciencemag.org)

Female college students are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after taking the first course in the calculus series, new research finds.

Microsoft buying LinkedIn could transform the way we’re taught, trained, and hired for jobs (Quartz)

In its $26 billion bid for LinkedIn this week, Microsoft made a bold move, paying almost 50% more per share than the price at which the social network last traded. So… why?