Engineering education

The EPIC Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:23pm

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The EPIC Foundation (EPIC) announces it received a $25,000 grant from Truist Foundation to expand its STEM Programs to high school students aspiring to work within a STEM field.

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  • PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The EPIC Foundation (EPIC) announces it received a $25,000 grant from Truist Foundation to expand its STEM Programs to high school students aspiring to work within a STEM field.
  • The EPIC Foundation was established in 2014 to provide scholarships and mentorship to disadvantaged students throughout South Florida.
  • The EPIC Foundation (EPIC) has three major focus areas: financial aid, academic mentoring, and career pathways.
  • The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) Announces 2021 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 5:58pm

PSAYDN is proud to support and partner with the STEM Ambassadors who will champion and advocate for STEM education policies at the state and federal level," said PSAYDN Associate Director Steven Williams.

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  • PSAYDN is proud to support and partner with the STEM Ambassadors who will champion and advocate for STEM education policies at the state and federal level," said PSAYDN Associate Director Steven Williams.
  • "With bipartisan support for a wide array of STEM initiatives, workforce development measures, and economic recovery and development the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors, have already, and will continue to play a major role in shaping STEM education policy," Williams said.
  • Throughout the program, Pennsylvania STEM Ambassadors will be briefed on state and federal policy initiatives and take a leadership role in advancing STEM Education policy priorities through various advocacy streams.
  • Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania's children, youth and families.

Former 'Survivor' Contestant to Launch YouTube Series for Black Girls

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

CHICAGO, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- STEM Queens, created by Dr. J'Tia Hart, former CBS 'Survivor' contestant and nuclear engineer, today announced the launch of a new YouTube video series.

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  • CHICAGO, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- STEM Queens, created by Dr. J'Tia Hart, former CBS 'Survivor' contestant and nuclear engineer, today announced the launch of a new YouTube video series.
  • STEM Queens is geared towards young women of color, showcasing the range and excellence of Black women in STEM.
  • "The launch of this channel only strengthens our ability to provide the greatest level of education, resource, and entertainment to Black girls on all media platforms."
  • The series challenges the perception about who can succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Park Place Technologies Salutes Global Women in STEM Programs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:30pm

CLEVELAND, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --With International Women's Day approaching on March 8, Park Place Technologies is continuing its commitment to global STEM initiatives worldwide through its Women in STEM (WINS) program.

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  • CLEVELAND, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --With International Women's Day approaching on March 8, Park Place Technologies is continuing its commitment to global STEM initiatives worldwide through its Women in STEM (WINS) program.
  • For thethird consecutive year Park Place is supporting the IWISH STEM Event (which will be virtual this year) on Thursday March 4 at 10:30am ET.
  • In addition to the IWISH Event, Park Place has also opened applications for its 2021 Women in STEM externship.
  • At Park Place we're proud to support this movement through our programs and partnerships with organizations like IWish."

Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities Expands to DC to Diversify the Tech Ecosystem

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:48pm

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities, led by SecondMuse and Break Through Tech in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, today launched GET DC as its next city hub.

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  • WASHINGTON, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities, led by SecondMuse and Break Through Tech in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, today launched GET DC as its next city hub.
  • As part of Pivotal Venture's $50 million investment in GET Cities, GET DC will work collaborativelywith the metro region's tech ecosystem to propel more women and underrepresented groups into tech education, careers, and leadership.
  • "We are excited that GET Cities is coming to the DC Metro Area to help accelerate women's representation and leadership in this growing tech hub.
  • When selecting a new hub, GET Cities looks at the broad state of gender equity in tech and identifies cities that have strong diversity and the opportunity for impact.

Upswing Partners with UNCF to Support The Fund II Foundation -UNCF STEM Scholars Program

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:03pm

AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upswing, an online student engagement organization, is partnering with UNCF(United Negro College Fund) to provide academic support for UNCFs Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program (STEM Scholars Program), connecting STEM students with an online academic advising platform, tutoring, advising and mental health services.

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  • AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upswing, an online student engagement organization, is partnering with UNCF(United Negro College Fund) to provide academic support for UNCFs Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program (STEM Scholars Program), connecting STEM students with an online academic advising platform, tutoring, advising and mental health services.
  • UNCF is awarding over 500 African American undergraduate students scholarships that are pursuing careers in STEM fields through the STEM Scholars Program.
  • This enhanced support of the UNCF STEM Scholars Program is very welcome, said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCFs president and CEO.
  • STEM Scholars Program scholars can address their nonacademic mental health needs with Upswings Mental Health & Wellness Module.

The Executive Leadership Council Announces New Scholarship and Career Development Program

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is launching a new scholarship and career development program for students who are passionate about STEM, business or health-related fields.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is launching a new scholarship and career development program for students who are passionate about STEM, business or health-related fields.
  • The Johnson & Johnson Scholarship and Career Development Program is a five-year commitment that will serve as an annual investment and include scholarships, internships and leadership training to promote high-achieving Black undergraduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), business or health-related careers.
  • "We are extremely grateful to Johnson & Johnson for making such a substantial investment in our ELC Scholars program," said Crystal E. Ashby, interim president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council.
  • The Executive Leadership Council opens channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.

Amazon Donates $15 Million to Code.org to Create New Equity-Minded Advanced Placement Computer Science Curriculum to Help High School Students in Underserved Communities Excel in Tech

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

Additionally, each state has committed to requiring all of its high schools in their states to offer computer science.

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  • Additionally, each state has committed to requiring all of its high schools in their states to offer computer science.
  • The nonprofit will also use the funding to provide tools to help students succeed in college-level computer science classes and beyond.
  • Amazon Future Engineer is Amazons signature CS program intended to inspire and educate students from underserved communities and groups currently underrepresented in tech to pursue careers in computer science.
  • Students explore computer science through school curriculum and project based learning using code to make music, program robots, and solve problems.

Columbia Tech Announces Sponsorship in Support of Saint John's High School Robotics Program

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Columbia Tech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies Inc., is proud to announce a strategic sponsorship in support of the Saint John's High School Robotics Program.

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  • WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Columbia Tech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies Inc., is proud to announce a strategic sponsorship in support of the Saint John's High School Robotics Program.
  • It will also help cover the purchase of equipment, materials, competition registrations, and some financial assistance to qualifying students.
  • The sponsorship will also support Saint John's Annual STEM Showcase, a community outreach program that provides at-risk middle school students access to robotics and STEM-related faculties and fields through a full day of programming, robotics and activities.
  • Columbia Tech and Coghlin Companies are thrilled to be able to support these efforts and the next generation of technical thinkers!

Future Forward: Ford Donates $250K to Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program to Accelerate STEM Careers for Underserved Students

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 2:05pm

Working in concert with the educational 501(c)3 Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Ford is making a concerted effort to eliminate those barriers.

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  • Working in concert with the educational 501(c)3 Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Ford is making a concerted effort to eliminate those barriers.
  • Ford is donating $250,000 to the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program to create a new signature program that encourages high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
  • Called "Future Forward," this program will engage 80 underrepresented students in a series of engineering courses, internships, and mentoring experiences to ensure they gain the aptitude, motivation and preparation needed to pursue successful STEM careers.
  • "According to recent UCLA research, 22 percent of Black students and 29 percent of Latinx students complete a STEM degree within six years.