• What’s up in Washington D.C. on STEM?

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    Q: How’s the policy calendar looking today compared to what you were seeing in March? A: We are still seeing delays in the release of substantive legislation, particularly around the Perkins Reauthorization, because right now the priority is coming to an agreement on the FY17 budget ahead of this week’s spending expiration. Additionally, the Senate has taken a long time to confirm the administration’s cabinet nominees, and there are many who have yet to be named, let alone confirmed. All of this adds up to a slower process, one which will hopefully pick up pace after the final FY17 Budget is in place. Q:Before we go too deep, can you refresh us on the basics of the budget bill? A:… Read More

  • Webinar: What’s next for the Million Women Mentors movement?

    May 10, 2017: 4-5 pm EST Register To increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in STEM careers, Million Women Mentors has recruited male and female professional to complete a detailed mentorship program with mentees. The movement aims to change the face of career choices and advancement for women and girls. More than 30… Read More

  • Tools to get your message heard

    Just a few weeks ago, we unveiled a major re-design to the STEMx website, including a major expansion to our list of STEMx-endorsed resources. We invested in these upgrades (and devoted a full section of the resources to communications) having getting your messages heard matters. It takes serious time, practice, and energy to be heard.… Read More

  • Secretary DeVos, school choice, and Perkins in President Trump’s first 50 days

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    With Donald Trump in the White House, what changes might be in store for education in the United States? When a new administration led by a different political party takes office in Washington, action on important issues is often difficult to predict. We asked Thomas Phillips, a congressional affairs specialist for Battelle, what the first… Read More

  • STEMxchange: David’s message for leaders

    In our continuing series of essays reflecting on our annual gathering, STEMxchange, here’s an essay from Battelle’s David Burns that reflects on his messages for leaders of state STEM organizations at STEMxchange 2016. by David Burns, Director of Battelle STEM Innovation Networks At Battelle, we don’t just partner with folks because it feels good. I… Read More

  • Opening up the STEMx archives

    by Michael Feder, Director of STEMx Today, we’re rolling out a major upgrade to the STEMx website, which includes a cleaner look and the launch of the STEMx endorsed resources. It’s my great pleasure to recognize the work of STEMx members who have created the tools that received the STEMx “seal of approval.” Each month,… Read More

  • STEMxchange: The Six E’s of Engagement

    When STEMx was launched, we chose three words to sum up the goals of the organization: Educate. Engage. Exchange. As STEM learning professionals, we do the first every day. At STEMxchange 2016, we exchanged ideas from across the country. But how do we engage with the broader community? And how do we engage effectively? In Dallas, Anthony… Read More

  • How Washington STEM advocates for public funding

    Garnering public funding for STEM-based education can be difficult and time consuming. Many STEM promoters know that it takes persistence and savvy to lobby for a portion of state taxpayer dollars. To find out more about the process, we contacted Caroline King, chief policy and strategy officer for Washington STEM, and asked about her organization’s… Read More

  • Building relationships with top state leaders in New York

    Education conferences are a great way to share best practices and new STEM initiatives among teachers and school administrators. Such meetings also can spread the word about STEM achievements to significant state officials. But how do event planners attract such major players? Late last year, the Empire State STEM Learning Network held a conference that… Read More