• Webinar: Two states, two new models for rural STEM

    November 15, 2017: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register A recent survey by the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network reported more than half (53%) of rural educators didn’t know of resources to help them teach STEM. To close that knowledge gap and build new solutions, the network launched the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative this fall. Sixteen hundred miles away in Idaho, the STEM education team at Idaho National Labs has tackled the rural STEM engagement issue with a new strategy focused deeply on teachers and families. Growing STEM talent is a critical need at the lab, where up to 30% of the workforce will retire in the next five years. Join us on November 15 to hear from Anne Seifert, Idaho National Lab’s K-12 Education… Read More

  • STEMxchange 2018: Save the Date!

    The 2018 STEMxchange will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 8-9, 2018 at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, we’re excited to join the fourth annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit. The summit brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across Tennessee who seek advance excellence in STEM education. Registration opens November… Read More

  • Challenge Grant: Catalytic change rallies South Carolina leaders

    In June, STEMx awarded Challenge Grants to its members in three states so that each could hold a meeting (or series of meetings) on a pressing STEM education issue. One grant winner, South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS), used its $15,000 award to host the Grand Challenges in SC STEM Summit on Oct.… Read More

  • 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.… 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