ECHO Distance Learning Program Brings STEM Lessons From Detroit to the World

A small, rural elementary school in northern Michigan. An urban charter school in California. Separated by thousands of miles, on any given day such schools may come together to learn about astronomy, weather, habitats and more through the Michigan Science Center’s ECHO Distance Learning Program. ECHO, which stands for Engaging in Collaborative Hands-On learning, is part of the Science Center’s Traveling Science program. It uses video conferencing to connect classrooms from any location with a museum educator who conducts interactive lessons in real time. For schools that do not have…

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Google & The REC Foundation Empower More Girls To Enter Stem Fields With Second Annual Girl Powered Workshop

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation was excited to help host the Google Girl Powered VEX Robotics Workshop, uniting 565 middle and high school girls for a weekend of STEM fun last weekend at the Google in Sunnyvale, CA. The students gathered with Google engineers to build and program VEX EDR robots, network and meet others during a series of Girl Powered activities, and put their newly built robots to the test playing a version of the VEX Robotics Competition game Turning Point. The Workshop is an effort to…

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Dow and WE Help Students Innovate with STEM to Build a More Sustainable Future

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and WE, an organization that makes doing good, doable, are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural WE Are Innovators campaign, challenging youth to tackle today’s daunting issues of food waste, the environment and more by applying chemistry, science and innovation. Youth from across America and beyond submitted applications to the campaign, sharing how they would apply science and chemistry to make life-changing impacts on today’s major issues. Seven schools received transformative grants to bring their social innovation to life. Additionally, 17 students and…

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PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers Kick-Off Annual Student Engineering Challenge

Encouraging female students and professionals to pursue STEM education and opportunities is more important than ever. To help strengthen interest and participation in STEM fields, PepsiCo and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) have proudly kicked off their annual PepsiCo/SWE Student Engineering Challenge. Now in its fourth year, this competitive program encourages undergraduates to compete for scholarship prizes and a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend SWE’s annual conference, WE18– the largest professional development and networking conference and career fair for women in engineering, taking place October 18-20. “Given that…

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The Time is Now for More Women in Science

As breakthroughs in cancer treatments are occurring at an ever increasing rate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is shining a spotlight on the women in science who are helping to lead these advances.  Through its significant investment in cancer research – more than $1.2 billion since its founding nearly 70 years ago – LLS is committed to funding and recognizing female scientists, physicians, social workers and nurses, and encouraging young women to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and pursue careers in the sciences. As part…

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