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

Engineer the Revolution: Top Ten Strategies to Diversify Technology
Engineer the Revolution: Top Ten Strategies to Diversify Technology (Huff Post)

Looking for talent to drive a new engineering design from prototype to product? She is a 5th grader in Oakland. Looking for expertise on clean tech to advise your venture capital firm? She is a junior in high school in Washington, DC. You may not have imagined these individuals as the solution to your workforce needs, but we do.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Keeping Teens Interested in STEM (U.S.News)

If wearing a tie-dye lab coat gets students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, that's what teachers should do.

For some high schoolers, science isn't an abstract topic they learn about in class, but the key to solving problems that affect the globe.

Littlecodr is the card game that teaches young kids to code (GeekWire)

Teaching kids the basics of coding early on is all the rage, and why not? As this Kickstarter points out, digital literacy is the next frontier.

College Board Launches STEM 'Credential' Initiative (U.S.News)

College- and career-bound students can now gain official recognition for studying science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM education is getting the College Board treatment.

The organization that administers the SAT and Advanced Placement exams announced a new effort Thursday aimed at attracting more high school students to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Developer plans to turn North Side's Allegheny Center into technology hub (Post Gazette)

Decades ago, Allegheny Center on the North Side was a mecca for retailers such as Zayre, Sears, and Woolworth. Now a New York developer wants to keep it a focal point but in a new Pittsburgh kind of way — as a hub for technology and innovation.

6 Tips on How to Succeed in STEM (Huff Post)

Daniela Jorge is Vice President of AT&T's Digital Design & User Experience (UX) organization. Her team creates mobile and online user experiences that connect millions of people with the latest technologies every day.

STEM innovation contest to award schools up to $100k
STEM innovation contest to award schools up to $100k (airWatch)

Fab School Labs contest gives schools funding to create a first-class STEM learning environment

Northrop Grumman Foundation is launching an online STEM contest to encourage today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators by creating classrooms and science labs that inspire.

Google, NASA work together on Disney show to inspire girls into sciences (The Washington Post)

There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone in front of their computers. And almost always, those TV characters are male.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK PARTNER TO CREATE BODYTECH

Dynamic new Exhibit, Traveling Science Show to Offer Unique Lessons IN Human Anatomy, Healthy Living and the Wonders of Modern Medicine

PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2015 – Carnegie Science Center and Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced a new partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, three-pronged health and science educational program for the region.

Webinar: Women in STEM (US Chamber of Commerce)

Join ​us ​for ​a ​webinar ​as we ​discuss the findings of our new ​research ​on ​the ​future ​of ​women ​in ​STEM ​fields. ​CWB's ​latest ​report, Reaching the Full Potential of STEM for Women and the U.S.

Study: Few STEM Educators View Next Generation Science Standards Negatively (Education Week)

A recent survey of 5,000 K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math teachers and supervisors found that 80 percent of respondents were familiar with the Next Generation Science Standards, and of those, 60 percent held a favorable view of them. 

Just 6 percent of all respondents had a negative impression of the standards. (Others had a neutral impression.)

How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. It’s a support system.

Why ‘Connected Learning’ Is Catching On (Remake Learning)

Digital networks are indispensable when educating young minds.

Young people today grow up fused to their digital worlds. And yes, being a screen zombie has its downsides. But instructors who harness students’ passion for social media can open their minds to a dynamic theory of education called “connected learning.”

Report: Non-STEM Fields Increasingly Require STEM Skills (US News)

A new report suggests technological innovation has opened science, technology, engineering and math opportunities in non-STEM industries.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to define who is and is not included in America’s modern STEM – or science, technology, engineering and math – workforce, simply because technical proficiency<

Disney Challenges Kids To Use Their Best STEAM Skills To Imagine The Future (Huffington Post)

All aboard!

American education is moving forward with full STEAM, and Disney has hopped on board with a special challenge.

Digital Learning Where It’s Least Expected (Remake Learning)

From hospitals to farms, makerspaces and “classrooms” are popping up in unusual places.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER SELECTED TO HOST STEM CONFERENCES

SCIENCE CENTER’S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLE IN STEM ATTRACTS LOCAL, NATIONAL ATTENDEES

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2015 — Carnegie Science Center will host three days of conferences about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) next week, April 20 – 22.

Why Are These 3 STEM Fields Dominated By Women? (Fast Company)

Three STEM fields that are disproportionately female can teach other industries about how to boost the ranks to include more women.

We’ve all heard how few women study science, technology, engineering and math and how under-represented they are in the STEM workforce.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE TO EXPLORE ‘QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT’

DISCUSSION WILL EXAMINE WHAT THE CONCEPT MEANS FOR OUR VIEW OF REALITY

PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2015 ― Carnegie Science Center’s next Café Scientifique will present University of Pittsburgh Professor Dr. David Snoke discussing “What is Quantum Entanglement?" on Monday, April 13, from 7-9 pm.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITTSBURGH REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR 2015

Four local students advance to International Science & Engineering Fair

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2015 Nearly 1,100 students representing nearly 120 schools throughout the region competed yesterday in Carnegie Science Center’s 76th annual Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF)—one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation.  This year’s partici