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

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?

NFL Players Are Tackling STEM Along with groups like Project Lead The Way and Athletes for Charity, pro football players are helping kids see the value of pursuing STEM.
NFL Players Are Tackling STEM (U.S. News)

If you know Kelvin Beachum, it's almost certainly as a giant man who has spent the last four years trying to stop other behemoths from blindsiding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

National Survey Reveals Students Want Hands-On, Real-World STEM Education (T.H.E. Journal)

The new report also found that teachers are a major influence to students in STEM education.

SCIENCE CENTER LAUNCHES STEMISPHERE KIOSK

STEMISPHERE CONNECTS STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS WITH LOCAL STEM RESOURCES

PITTSBURGH, Friday, May 20, 2016 ― A new high-tech kiosk in Carnegie Science Center’s lobby will enable visitors to search STEMisphere (www.STEMisphere.org), a free central hub listing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources across the region.

Pitt dedicates $1M to fund innovation (Pittsburgh Business Times)

The University of Pittsburgh is slating $1 million over the next two years to fund faculty and students working to commercialize their research projects.

Prince quietly helped launch a coding program for inner city youth (Quartz)

Though many would say Prince changed the world through his music, the artist also took a hands-on approach to changing the world beyond music.

The global superstar was the inspiration behind YesWeCode, an Oakland nonprofit, which works to help young people from minority backgrounds enter the tech world.

Pathway Provider Training Institute

As an organization committed to STEM excellence, becoming a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Provider will enable you to offer a research-based and field proven strategic planning process to your partner schools.

CARNEGIE MUSEUMS ANNOUNCES THE PUBLIC LAUNCH OF SPARK! A CAMPAIGN FOR CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER

The $34.5 million campaign will more than double the Science Center’s educational space, expand its transformational STEM programming, and grow its regional impact.

Not just reading and math: Education Secretary to call for return to a ‘well-rounded education’ (The Washington Post)

he nation’s schools have focused so intently on improving students’ math and reading skills that, in many cases, they have squeezed out other important subjects, such as social studies, science and the arts.

That’s the message that U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. plans to deliver during a speech Thursday at an arts-focused school in Las Vegas, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks.

We’re closer to a future where we can 3D print anything (Quartz)

We were promised sneakers and dinner at the push of a button, and instead we got tchotchkes.