• Quality STEM Programs: How Do We Know When We See One?

    by Margaret Ashida, director of the STEMxTM network One of the primary goals of the Kentucky STEMx™ Network is to define and support the characteristics of highly effective STEM initiatives. To this end, a network team embarked upon a study of other STEMx states’ design and school rubrics en route to creating a draft Kentucky STEM Program Rubric. Last Tuesday, they shared the current draft in an Innovate to Learn Institute session which provided multi-state context then engaged participants in lively and constructive feedback – a role model of open collaboration. All told, over 500 people from across Kentucky came together at the 4th annual Innovate to Learn Institute presented by the University of Kentucky College of Education in Lexington. Educators… Read More

  • Symposium on science standards draws 30 states!

    by Margaret Ashida, director of the STEMxTM network Last week I joined more than 250 leaders in science, education and assessment at a national Invitational Research Symposium on Science Assessment.  Over 30 states brought teams to our nation’s capital to engage with academia, industry and government on the goal of improved student assessment and achievement, pertaining… Read More

  • Big news for Battelle!

    Aimee Kennedy has just been announced as the next Vice President for Education at STEM Learning at Battelle. Currently the leader of Metro Early College, a principal-in-residence at Battelle and a nationally recognized voice in education, Aimee will bring her talents to lead the entire scope of Battelle’s education efforts including BattelleEd, the organization that… Read More

  • STEM on the Move by Margaret Ashida

    STEM education helps students succeed in school and find (or create) great jobs when they graduate. Paired with innovation at the local level, states are leading the way on STEM. The State of Washington’s House and Senate made this clear last week with strong bipartisan support for comprehensive STEM legislation requested by Governor Jay Inslee.… Read More

  • Georgia and Indiana join STEMx!

    One year ago, STEM education leaders from 13 different states formed a new partnership where they could share innovations and coordinate sustained action across the country. Today, Georgia and Indiana became the fifth and sixth states to join the STEMx™ network in the past year. This announcement caps a year of development and growth for… Read More

  • STEMx™ Network to Release Tools at U.S. News STEM Solutions

    We will be introducing a suite of tools to advance STEM education in a series of workshops at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference June 17-19, 2013 in Austin, TX. Video highlights and resources from the sessions will also be presented in an online broadcast on July 11. The STEMx™ tools will include resources from… Read More

  • The STEMx™ Network Announces Hire of First Executive Director

    Margaret Ashida addresses STEMx.

    We are thrilled to announce that our very own network council chair, Margaret Ashida, has been selected as the new STEMx™ director. “We couldn’t be happier to have Margaret join us at the STEMx™ network. She brings with her a wealth of experience in STEM that will help put the network on a path toward incredible impact and growth,” said… Read More

  • Welcome to the new STEMx™ website!

    Since our launch in June 2012, we have moved steadily forward to achieve the goal we set before ourselves at the inception of the STEMx™ network: to transform STEM education in the states, by the states. This transformation, just like the transformation of our website, is a thoughtful evolution where each iteration strives to be better… Read More

  • Exploring New Frontiers in Online Learning

    Thinking outside of the box is a hallmark of the STEMx™ network — and Battelle. What could be more out-of-the-box than providing high school credit to students who take colleges courses through the web? That’s just what students at Reynoldsburg, Ohio’s eSTEM Academy are going to be able to do this year, thanks to Udacity. Reynoldsburg eSTEM is one of… Read More

  • Udacity High School Challenge

    Ever wanted to take a spin in Google’s self-driving car? Your chance to realize that dream has never been better, thanks to the Udacity High School Challenge Brought to you by Battelle. From now until August 26th, hundreds of teams led by high school students are competing to complete as many Udacity courses as possible.… Read More