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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.

Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone (latimes)

Apple Inc. refused to give the FBI software the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI's assistance.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF COVESTRO PITTSBURGH REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR

FOUR LOCAL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR  

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2016 More than 1,200 students representing schools throughout the region competed yesterday in Carnegie Science Center’s 77th annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair — one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation.  This year’s participation was the highest sinc

Allegheny Conference to Win Science Center's Chairman's Award

DISTINGUISHED AWARD RECOGNIZES CONFERENCE’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON REGION

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2016 ― Carnegie Science Center today announced that the Allegheny Conference on Community Development will be awarded the 2016 Chairman’s Award at the Carnegie Science Awards ceremony to be held May 6 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

littleBits’ New Product Reflects CEO’s Journey From STEM to STEAM (EdSurge)

LittleBits’ latest product, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Student Set, debuts March 8, and it mirrors CEO Ayah Bdeir’s own personal history: “I wanted to be a designer,” she said, “but my parents said I owed to myself to be an engineer.” She became both.

The non-technical fields that young people should be studying if they want to be innovators (Quartz)

No one disputes that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt built their careers—and fortunes—on their technical know-how. But their successes wouldn’t have occurred if they hadn’t pursued softer subjects like psychology and international relations.

Pitt to launch new student innovation contest (Pittsburgh Business Times)

University of Pittsburgh student entrepreneurs will soon be able to compete for $18,000 in prizes.

Marvel launches new project to encourage teen girls in STEM fields (Polygon)

One girl will land an internship with Marvel Studios. 

Marvel is launching a new program to encourage more teenage girls to explore the possibility of a career in scientific fields.

Pittsburgh’s STEM Programs Prep Students for Industries Eager to Hire Them (Remake Learning)

What do the aerospace, semiconductor, and audio equipment industries have in common? They’re all part of the advanced industries sector, which the Brookings Institution defines as 50 industries characterized by their “deep involvement” with STEM.

The 25 Best Jobs in America: Tech gigs dominate Glassdoor’s annual ranking (GeekWire)

A new survey from Glassdoor finds that 46 percent of respondents are planning to look for a new job in 2016. And if they use the employer data site’s new list of the 25 Best Jobs in America as a guide, they’ll probably be looking in the tech industry.

Obama keeps calling for better STEM students, so how's America doing? (AJC.com)

In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pushed for an emphasis on "offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one."

Obama pushing for stronger Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students during his State of the Union address isn't new. 

Obama keeps calling for better STEM students, so how's America doing?

HEMPFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL WINS AT CHAIN REACTION CONTEST

TEAMS FROM 30 HIGH SCHOOLS HONED ENGINEERING SKILLS, CREATIVITY

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16, 2015 – Hempfield Area High School took top honors in Carnegie Science Center’s Chain Reaction Contraption Contest on Friday, Dec. 11, with its “Humpty Dumpty”-themed contraption. Thirty-five teams from 30 area high schools participated in the engineering competition, which this year challenged teams to “Tell a Story.”