Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

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.

UVU, USU, Facebook, Alpine School District Bring STEM Resources to Local Elementary School with “SEEdPOD” Trailer

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:29pm

The acronym SEEdPOD comes from Utahs Science and Engineering Education (SEEd) standards , which combine principles of engineering with science subjects.

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  • The acronym SEEdPOD comes from Utahs Science and Engineering Education (SEEd) standards , which combine principles of engineering with science subjects.
  • Teachers in the Provo and Alpine school districts helped review the lessons, and UVU and Facebook provided funding.
  • Other SEEdPOD trailers are scheduled to be delivered to elementary schools in Blanding, Utah, and Utah County soon.
  • Facebooks support of the SEEdPOD program is a continuation of the companys commitment to the Alpine School District and to increasing access to STEM resources in Utah.

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.

Accelerate Learning Names Philip Galati as New President and CEO

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:48pm

Accelerate Learning , developer of the award-winning STEMscopes line of PreK-12 STEM curriculum, today announced the appointment of Philip Galati as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Accelerate Learning , developer of the award-winning STEMscopes line of PreK-12 STEM curriculum, today announced the appointment of Philip Galati as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Galati joins Accelerate Learning with a deep background in software and technology, most recently serving as CEO of Energy Services Group (ESG), a provider of back-office, billing and data management SaaS solutions for the energy industry.
  • Accelerate Learnings success is based on its practice of forming innovative partnerships and its mission to disrupt the status quo and bring STEM learning to all students, said Galati.
  • Accelerate Learning is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, Quad Partners, Owl Ventures and Rice Management Company.

Hawaii Leilehua Complex Schools Introduce Unruly Splats to Engage Students in STEM and Active-Play

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 1:46pm

WAHIAWA, Hawaii, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Unruly Studios today announced a partnership with Hawaii's Leilehua Complex to incorporate STEM education across classrooms.

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  • WAHIAWA, Hawaii, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Unruly Studios today announced a partnership with Hawaii's Leilehua Complex to incorporate STEM education across classrooms.
  • Unruly Splats will be part of the Leilehua Complex library system's growing resource center of hands-on technology including computers, microscopes, and 3D printers.
  • The Leilehua Complex will receive 24 Splats through its annual Unruly Splats membership.
  • Unruly Studios is the creator of Unruly Splats , the first STEM learning tool that combines coding with active-play.

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.