• From farm to lab: Meet Evangelina Galvan Shreeve

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    Evangelina Galvan Shreeve was the first person in her family to graduate from high school. Then, she went on to college. And today she’s connecting Washington students with one of the country’s leading laboratories. Galvan Shreeve took over as Director of STEM Education at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the beginning of this year. The previous director, Jeff Estes, retired with nearly three decades under his belt. Shreeve will continue to bring STEM opportunities to students across the Pacific Northwest. Galvan Shreeve grew up in Prosser, Washington, as a first-generation American. Her parents were farmworkers, living just 37 miles away from the national lab. But they never knew about the groundbreaking science happening nearby. “If I would have known… Read More

  • Celebrating Colorado teachers and schools with The Succeeds Prize

    Many states and local districts honor outstanding schools and teachers. But those that win The Succeeds Prize will really hit the jackpot. The Succeeds Prize, which celebrates outstanding schools and innovative teaching in Colorado, is sponsored by Colorado Succeeds, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. To find… Read More

  • Webinar: How counselors work to prepare STEM school students for college success

    October 11, 2017: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register For many students, the jump from high school to college is a leap. In this webinar, we’ll take you inside the new ways some schools are helping students prepare for the challenges of college that content knowledge doesn’t cover. Liz Mechling/Tim Latta will detail the class every student at… Read More

  • NSTA: Partnering with scientists

    With permission, we’re cross-posting this information this piece by Debra Shapiro for the National Science Teacher Association. See the original post here.  While it’s common for many teachers to have a scientist visit their classroom once or twice a year, some teachers have formed long-term partnerships that enable scientists to spend significant time with their students. Cindy Hopkins, science… Read More

  • Large scale, long-term study concludes STEM schools work

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    Does attending an inclusive STEM-focused high school have long-term effects on students? A study conducted by SRI Education and George Washington University aims to find out. The iSTEM research project, with funding from the National Science Foundation, is touted as “the first large-scale controlled longitudinal study of the impacts of inclusive STEM high schools in… Read More

  • Four states, five new resources to grow your STEM network

    STEMx was created as a platform for connecting state STEM networks together to share breakthroughs and support each other. In February, we unveiled a new, searchable database of resources pulled from around the country. That database is growing. Throughout the year, a team of leaders from around the network met to evaluate potential resources. Today,… Read More

  • STEMx webinar: Creating successful STEM mentorship systems

    September 13, 2017: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register Access to quality STEM mentors has been linked to student and teacher success.  Creating a process to develop, manage, and sustain mentorship relationships between STEM professionals and teachers and students isn’t easy. Tune in this month to learn about the steps being taken in New York and Utah… Read More

  • New member: STEMx welcomes Arkansas!

    STEMx is welcoming a new member — the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC). To find out more about the center, its accomplishments and future projects, we contacted Dr. Lisa W. Todd, director of education at the organization, based in Little Rock: Q: Tell us about the Arkansas Public School Resource Center and its mission.… Read More

  • Policy update: White House budget and Perkins Act outlook

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    What does the Trump administration’s proposed education budget mean — if anything? Will its planned cuts and funding realignments survive congressional scrutiny? What can school administrators, teachers and parents expect by way of federal support? To find out more, we asked Thomas Phillips, a congressional affairs specialist for Battelle, what might be next for federal… Read More

  • Teaching resources for the eclipse

    Total solar eclipses aren’t too rare, in principle. As Vox notes in this video, they happen around once every 18 months. But they don’t land in the U.S. very often. The last time you could see one in the continental states was 1979! This year, you can be anywhere in the continental U.S. and see… Read More