• Quick thoughts for Code.org

    by Margaret Ashida, director of the STEMx network 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. Mission: connect state networks and education stakeholders to accelerate the growth of policies, practices and relationships needed to advance three things: Student success Educator effectiveness State and community mobilization Our network collaborators are from a diverse range of backbone organizations: Representing statewide coalitions with support from education, business, policy-makers, community Committed to sharing information, knowledge, tool development that would benefit others United in the belief that local innovation, with state leadership, can and will yield national impact Network operation:… Read More

  • Report calls promise of STEM “tantalizing”

    by Margaret Ashida, director of the STEMx network 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… Read More

  • Pharmaceutical industry issues call to action on STEM

    PhRMA, the organization that represents American pharmaceutical companies, has released a new report on how strengthening America’s standing in STEM is “critical to continued scientific and technological innovation.” The report is well worth reading and anyone interested in STEM should head over to PhRMA.org to download a copy. (Full disclosure: the report was authored by Battelle’s Technology Practice… Read More

  • STEMmobile school tour stops in state capital

    Policy-makers in Nashville will get a chance to see STEM education up close today as the STEMmobile, a mobile STEM laboratory of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, is on exhibit at Nashville’s legislative plaza. On a brief break from its tour of schools across 20 counties in rural Tennessee, the STEMmobile will be in Nashville… 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