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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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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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Try out the STEMx Sustainability Compass

Today we announced the STEMx™ Sustainability Compass at a national Change the Equation summit in Washington, D.C. Co-developed with Education First and Battelle, this online tool is designed to help state STEM networks understand if they are on a path to sustainability.

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The Idea of Integrated STEM

If you ask five people to define STEM education, you’ll probably get five different answers. The reality is there is no single definition! The STEMx network thinks about it this way: STEM 1.0 = the acronym for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – each important in its own right

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Quick thoughts for Code.org

Today, I’ll be on a call with some of the great folks leading Code.org. So, it’s a great reason to post a quick walkthrough of what the STEMx network does and why we do it.

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Report calls promise of STEM “tantalizing”

The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council has released findings on STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research. Based upon a two-year study by an NAE/NRC Committee, the report provides a descriptive framework, explores design implications and implementation context suggested by the research, and presents recommendations and a research agenda to further advance integrated STEM education.

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