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Exciting things are always happening in the STEM world! Click on the news stories listed below to learn more.

SciFest

Local scientists and science enthusiast collaborate one weekend a month to spark your curiosity with the latest and greatest in the world of STEM.

First Fridays

Experience the science behind your favorite science-fiction stories, every month!

Mission: Mars

Experience the science and technology behind exploring the red planet.

Mission: Mars lets you experience modern and future exploration of the red planet.  At Mission Control, you will assume the role of an engineer at a NASA Lab, designing and building a robotic rover to explore Mars.  You will be able to program and see Mars from the perspective of a rover while experiencing the challenges of driving it in a simulated time delay.

Arkansas Discovery Network to launch Teaching excellence academy

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Little Rock Tech Park Announces Five More Tenants

The Little Rock Technology Park names five new tenants for Phase 1 of its new facility.

Little Rock Tech Park Announces Five More Tenants Full Article

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Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

The Museum of Discovery’s Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff.

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program Full Article

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Connecting Students with Careers

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Connecting Students with Careers Full Article

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s 2016 President’s Award Recognizes Cannon Elementary

School Acknowledged for Commitment to Innovative Teaching and STEM Initiatives

Fort Worth, TX: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has selected Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Cannon Elementary as the recipient of its 2016 President’s Award. The presentation ceremony took place on Friday, December 9 at Cannon Elementary in Grapevine. Superintendent Dr.

Study: Inclusive Environment Key to Closing STEM Gap (US News)

In order to tighten the gender gap in certain male-dominated science, technology, engineering and math fields, educators must develop a more inviting culture, according to a study published in the October issue

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER CALLS FOR AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2016

NOMINATE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BY NOV. 30

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2016 — Carnegie Science Center is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards, which will be conferred on May 12, 2017, at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support (GeekWire)

This special series focuses on important community issues, innovative solutions to societal challenges, and people and non-profit groups making an impact through technology.

SCIENCE CENTER HOSTS GROUNDBOOMING FOR NEW EXPANSION

EXPLOSIVE EVENT PAVES WAY FOR SCIENCE PAVILION

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2016 ― Today Carnegie Science Center put a new twist on the traditional groundbreaking by kicking off the construction of its new Science Pavilion with some explosive science. Who needs shovels when there’s liquid nitrogen on hand? 

Can a Laundromat Become a Classroom? (Remake Learning)

For many kids, going to the grocery store means trailing listlessly behind harried parents. If they’re lucky, maybe they’ll get to ride in the cart or successfully persuade Mom to buy ice cream.

WV Students Attend the West Virginia Governor's STEM Institute (GSI)

Students from across WV will attend the West Virginia Governor's STEM Institute (GSI) this summer (2018). For decades, students were encouraged to learn about science, and they did.

WVU, Mylan team up on $5 million project to promote STEM education

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–May 14, 2018–Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) and West Virginia University (WVU) today announced a 10-year collaboration, supported by a $5 million charitable contribution from Mylan, to develop and implement a program that will expose children across West Virginia to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and challenge traditional thinking about how STEM skills can be applied.

Harrison County School officials working to prepare STEAM Center, promote fun learning

May 13, 2018

CLARKSBURG — Officials at the Harrison County Board of Education are continuing to work on building a STEAM Center to provide more opportunities for students and teachers throughout the county.

Secondary Curriculum Coordinator Grant Spencer said when the school board inherited the building last year, there were cubicles with partitions in the room. They removed those, stripped the carpet and painted everything.

STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow’s jobs

BLS-STEM Jobs Report Spring 2014 reveals that STEM jobs are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022, which is an increase of 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels. Click here for more.

Carnegie Science Center to Launch Teaching Excellence Academy

Workshops focus on best practices in STEM education

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2016 — Carnegie Science Center will launch its inaugural Teaching Excellence Academy in the fall of 2016. The Teaching Excellence Academy is open to any teachers in the region with an interest in strengthening their STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pedagogy skills. Several workshops are available for parents as well.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER HOSTING FIRST STEM PATHWAY INSTITUTE

STEM LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION JOIN TOGETHER TO EXPLORE CARNEGIE STEM EXCELLENCE PATHWAY

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2016 — Educators from around the country are convening at Carnegie Science Center this week to learn how to implement the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway in their regions.  This is the first Pathway Provider Training Institute. Running through Friday, Aug.

Is Simone Biles really unbeatable? Breaking down the physics behind her gymnastics (Quartz)

Less than halfway through her first Olympic games, Simone Biles is already a legend.