• How Techbridge Girls aims to reach 1 million young women with quality STEM opportunities

    Some children in high-poverty communities might not have easy access to quality STEM educational programming and the mentorship needed to stick with a STEM educational path. This can be especially true for disadvantaged girls. Helping to even the educational playing field is the goal of Techbridge Girls. The organization, with offices in three U.S. locations, creates and delivers STEM programs to K-12 girls from low-income communities. It also trains educators who work in high-poverty areas to deliver its courses. To find out more about Techbridge Girls and how it fulfills its mission, we contacted Nikole Collins-Puri, chief executive officer of Techbridge Girls: Q: Tell us when Techbridge Girls was created and about its mission. A: Techbridge Girls is a 19-year-old national nonprofit that champions equity in STEM education and economic opportunity for all girls. Millions of girls in the United States do not have access to quality STEM education, leaving them out of the STEM workforce and economy. These are girls who… Read More

  • National Laboratory dispatches scientists to engage community

    How do America’s STEM scientists and researchers dismantle the “ivory tower” idea? What potentially game-changing breakthroughs are these dedicated men and women working on? Answering such questions is the aim of a program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy research facility operated by Battelle, is training some of… Read More

  • San Diego Zoo Global offers more than fun for kids with teacher training

    For STEM teachers, keeping up with constant breakthroughs in their areas of expertise and translating those breakthroughs into classroom lessons can be daunting. Science teachers, in particular, continuously face this challenge as their field grows and changes. These educators wonder how to keep up, and where to go for accurate information and curriculum guidance. Local science centers and zoos often can offer… Read More

  • Governor, teachers and others back Arkansas’s computer science push

    How did Arkansas become a national leader in promoting and implementing a K-12 computer science curriculum? According to Anthony A. Owen, chief state STEM officer and state director of computer science education with the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock, many factors came together: a governor who passionately promotes CS in schools, business and… Read More

  • Focused on student success: Ainslie completes tenure at Indiana STEM Network

    After five-plus years leading the I-STEM Resource Network at Purdue University, Paul J. Ainslie stepped down as managing director in February. Since 2012, Ainslie had guided the network, which provides STEM curriculum and teacher professional development in Indiana as well as advocates for improved STEM education and resources for the state. In announcing his departure,… Read More

  • Artists pair with early childhood teachers to find success in STEM education

    Special note: Akua Kouyate-Tate of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts will present at this week’s webinar on January 17, 2018 at 4 p.m. EST. Register here. Did you know that the performing arts can improve performance in math? So says the educators at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. A… Read More

  • STEMx is headed back to NSTA’s STEM Forum

    The National Science Teachers Association hosts a fast-growing event on STEM, the NSTA STEM Forum. Once again, STEMx has arranged for a core set of sessions devoted to our members. We’re recruiting for six sessions at the 2018 NSTA STEM Forum to be hosted in Philadelphia from July 11–13, 2018. Help us tackle core questions like:… Read More

  • Hope Street Group connecting future employees with needed skills

    What job skills should be taught in a STEM-based curriculum? What knowledge is in demand in the workforce? Answering those questions can be tricky, as educators and trainers are not always on the same page as employers. To bring these groups together for the benefit of workers is the aim of the Hope Street Group.… Read More

  • 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… 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