Science education

SLCC's $1M NSF Grant Benefits Low-income, Academically Talented STEM Students

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm

SALT LAKE CITY, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is proud to announce it has received a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide scholarships for low-income, academically talented STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) students.

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  • SALT LAKE CITY, March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is proud to announce it has received a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to provide scholarships for low-income, academically talented STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) students.
  • Scholarship money will also be available for 35 students classified as "near completers," those close to finishing their STEM degrees, providing one semester of support.
  • The new grant will build upon successes from prior awards provided by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and NSF in 2015.
  • The 2015 NSF award, called Utah STEM Scholars, was more than $600,000 and yielded direct scholarships to 120 students.

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.

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Space Chief Talk Space: Why America Needs a Space Force

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:58pm

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- General John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and author, laid out the critical national imperatives for the United States Space Force at the Air Force Association's 2021 virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- General John "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and author, laid out the critical national imperatives for the United States Space Force at the Air Force Association's 2021 virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium Feb. 25.
  • "Ever since Sputnik, space has been recognized as a strategic asset, or rather a strategic location," deGrasse Tyson said.
  • "Dr. deGrasse Tyson and Gen Raymond did an incredible job explaining why America needs a Space Force," said AFA President, retired Lt Gen Bruce "Orville" Wright.
  • So just as sea lanes and air space must be protected, space must be protected, too."

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.

Driven by Stem Announces Participation at the Benzinga Virtual Cannabis Capital Conference

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:30pm

Detroit, Michigan--(Newsfile Corp. - February 23, 2021) - Stem Holdings, Inc. DBA Driven by Stem(OTCQX: STMH) (CSE: STEM) (the "Company" or "Stem"), the first multi-state, vertically integrated farm-to-home (F2H) cultivation and technology omnichannel cannabis company featuring a proprietary Delivery-as-a-Service (DaaS) marketplace platform, today announced it will be participating at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference taking place on February 25-26, 2021.

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  • Detroit, Michigan--(Newsfile Corp. - February 23, 2021) - Stem Holdings, Inc. DBA Driven by Stem(OTCQX: STMH) (CSE: STEM) (the "Company" or "Stem"), the first multi-state, vertically integrated farm-to-home (F2H) cultivation and technology omnichannel cannabis company featuring a proprietary Delivery-as-a-Service (DaaS) marketplace platform, today announced it will be participating at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference taking place on February 25-26, 2021.
  • Adam Berk, Chief Executive Officer of Driven by Stem, will be participating in a fireside chat on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 am ET.
  • Benzinga's virtual Cannabis Capital Conference is guaranteed to offer participants all the benefits of an immersive and robust in-person conference from any remote location.
  • The conference will feature an interactive forum of live presentations from top CEOs, investors, and leaders in the cannabis space.