How To Hire Female Engineers (TechCrunch)
“I’m worried about my company becoming too dude-ish,” the founder said. “How do I hire more women engineers?” I gladly took that call. A leader’s job is to build the team with as few blind spots as possible (“diverse by construction”), then guide them to their potential.
The founder who called me worries that in the competitive war for talent his startup might be ignoring, or worse yet, repelling a meaningful set of candidates.
Pittsburgh Regional STEM Ecosystem Initiative---Asset Survey
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery (Mind/Shift)
Sixth-grade students at Lighthouse Community Charter in Oakland, California, eagerly pull laptops off a cart and settle down with a partner to experiment with Turtle Art, a program meant to introduce them to the basics of programming and some math concepts.
This Robot-Run Indoor Farm Can Grow 10 Million Heads Of Lettuce A Year (Fast Co.)
This massive Japanese vegetable factory saves water and energy—along with human labor.
When a sprawling new "vegetable factory" opens near Kyoto, Japan in 2017, it will be the first farm with no farmers. Robots will plant lettuce seeds, transplant them, raise the vegetables, and automatically carry the fully-grown lettuce heads to a packing line, where they can get ready to be sent to local grocery stores.
TEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SELECTED FOR STEM EXCELLENCE PATHWAY
COHORT OF SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMMING
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29, 2015 ― Carnegie Science Center is pleased to announce the 10 Allegheny County school districts selected as the 2015-16 cohort for the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway.
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Recognized for “Leading Edge Business Practice” by Association of Science-Technology Centers
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23, 2015 – Carnegie Science Center has won the 2015 Roy L.
Registration Opens for 2015-16 FUTURE CITY COMPETITION Science Center Invites Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders to Explore Theme of ‘WASTE NOT, WANT NOT’
Pittsburgh, Sept. 18, 2015 – Carnegie Science Center is now accepting registrations for middle-school teams to compete in the 2015-16 Future City® Competition, a program of DiscoverE. Future City is a national, project-based learning experience challenging students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to imagine, design, and build cities of the future.
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER TO PRESENT GIRLS ROCK SCIENCE WEEKEND
ACTIVITIES ENCOURAGE, INSPIRE GIRLS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT STEM CAREERS
Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2015 – Carnegie Science Center’s Girls Rock Science Weekend, on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, is designed to get girls excited about and engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pursuits.
The PayScale Scholarship: Women in STEM (PayScale)
Are you a woman pursuing a degree to help you become an engineer, mathematician, software developer, researcher or another STEM job? PayScale wants to help you achieve your goals. Apply for our Women in STEM Scholarship by completing the online form below and tell us why you deserve this award.
Report: How Millennials Use Mobile Devices at College Higher ed IT must get ahead of the mobile curve to support more students. (EdTech)
A new study on the mobile device habits of college students shows they’re leaving their desktops behind and venturing out into an increasingly mobile landscape — one in which higher ed infrastructure will have to evolve to accommodate.
Should Kindergartners Do Tougher Math? (Remake Learning)
Researchers have found that kindergarten is more academic than it used to be. Today’s kindergarteners spend about 25 percent more time on early literacy than they did in the 1990s, often at the expense of time for play and for subjects like art, music, and social studies.
Incorporating Games into Math Class: A Perspective on Leveraging Game-Based Learning to Promote STEM Enagement (STEMConnector)
Counted hopscotch, solitaire and tile games are all things that come to mind when you ask about math games I played as a kid. Today, though, these are a thing of the past, and the value of getting our students up and moving while they learn is more relevant than ever. Over the past two years, I’ve hosted many math game days resulting in both success as well as some trial-and-error when connecting physical movement to learning.
Parents, Students Want Computer Science Education in School (Gallup)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Parents of seventh- to 12th-graders in the U.S. place a high value on computer science education in schools, according to a recent Gallup and Google study. Nine in 10 parents say offering opportunities to learn computer science is a good use of resources at their child's school, and about as many (91%) want their child to learn more computer science in the future.
Netflix to Launch Live-Action Tween Series about Science-Skilled Spy Girls (Indiewire)
Children's programming is a major if under-discussed part of Netflix's plan for streaming domination. At least 70 kids' shows were viewed by 2 million subscribers last year, revealed the notoriously circumspect company, while more than a dozen children's series were viewed by at least 5 million of Netflix's 35 million subscribers.
The STEM Gap Starts Early (Remake Learning)
A new study tracks STEM credits among a diverse group graduating from high school.
In the Digital Age, Young Teachers Need Tech Support Too (Remake Learning)
No matter their ages, teachers and students need support to capitalize on digital tools in the classroom.
U.S. Department of Labor and AAES Publish New Engineering Competency Model (STEMblog/STEM Connector)
July 10, 2015 - RESTON, Va. | The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) announced today that it has developed an Engineering Competency Model to serve as a guide for the development of the engineering workforce.
Getting an Early Jump on STEM (U.S. News)
Panelists at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference spoke about how children learn STEM at a young age.
Experts say early education is key to closing achievement gaps, and that teaching children about STEM topics even before kindergarten can help them be successful in school later on.
CHEVRON RENEWS SUPPORT FOR CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER’S STEM CENTER
ADDITIONAL FUNDING WILL SUPPORT FAB LAB, TO OPEN IN AUGUST
PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2015 — Carnegie Science Center announced today that Chevron has renewed its long-term support as the title sponsor of the Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development. Chevron will contribute $900,000 over a three-year period through 2017.
How NASA Broke The Gender Barrier In STEM (Fast Company)
For the first time, half of the astronaut class is women, and now NASA is offering new opportunities for female tech entrepreneurs.