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Idaho: Primed for STEM

Last week, David Burns from Battelle joined a delegation from Ohio to the Idaho legislature. The topic: How to foster STEM? You can read about the visit in detail in this piece for the Idaho Statesman by Bill Roberts. We asked what he’s thinking after returning home to Ohio. So, this is how it starts. Everyone understands strong STEM education and STEM schools are a good idea. But, how do you move from idea to action? Whether you’re talking about […]

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Hands-on learning for Utah students at STEM Fest

The Utah STEM Action Center organizes an annual event for educators around STEM, but it’s no conference. Instead, the Utah STEM Fest is all for students.

There’s no fee, schools simply have to bus students to the exhibit hall and the Utah STEM Fest takes care of the rest. It’s a simple model and tremendously popular. Last year, more than 17,000 people attended.

We chatted with one of the event organizers, Marketing Communications Specialist Kaitlin Felsted, about how it works and how the Utah STEM Action Center recruits exhibitors.

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Connect to STEMx Superstars

The “STEMx™ Superstars” report pulls together profiles of some of the country’s top advocates for STEM. Each profile of a STEMx member includes a brief summary of the organization, key facts about STEM in that region, and detailed profiles of top leaders.

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Paul G. Allen and Vulcan Inc. supporting educators

The Paul G. Allen Foundation is launching the a program to put a spotlight on K-12 teachers who have created innovative programs in computer science, engineering, and/or entrepreneurship.

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Educators, learn policy through this fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in Washington, DC, in a federal agency or US congressional office.

Einstein Fellows use their classroom experience and knowledge to contribute to federal STEM education programs. In the process, they develop a better understanding of the national STEM education landscape and enhance their skills as STEM educators and leaders.

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Welcome new director

Please join Battelle Education & STEMx in welcoming Michael Feder, Ph.D., to the role of National STEMx Relationship Manager. Michael comes from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania near Scranton and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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STEMx Network Thriving, Adds Members in Florida and Maryland

The STEMx network, a coast-to-coast coalition of organizations advancing STEM, has added two new members: the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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Let’s get coding

Two years ago, Hadi Partovi and his brother Ali brought together top leaders in tech like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates to issue a simple call. They asked people to spend just one hour coding, getting an introduction to the computer languages that much of the modern world relies on.

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Sad news

Over the weekend, Margaret Ashida, Executive Director of STEMx, passed away. The education community has lost a leading advocate.

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To Congress: Reauthorize the Perkins Act

Today we joined over 200 businesses and other organizations in writing to Congress to urge reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins).

Together, we recommended that the reauthorization include alignment of CTE programs to labor market needs; support collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions and employers; increase student participation in experiential learning opportunities; and promote the use of industry-recognized credentials.

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