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Do You See Your High School Students in Future STEM Careers?
There are nothing but opportunities for high school students thinking about careers in STEM. . The field continues to shift, just as student perceptions do. That is why NAPE, the American Association of Physics Teachers , Destination Imagination, and the National Girls Collaborative , are collaborating on a research project focused on high school students' perceptions of STEM careers.  The Student Research Foundation works closely with the Research Consortium to analyze and present these data.
In previous research , we found that the majority of STEM students (51%) saw their STEM courses as "extremely" or "very important" to their future careers. Our ultimate objective is to stimulate a dialogue on career pathways among parents, teachers and students. 
By including your students as part of this important research project, you can help them:
  • further consider their strengths, interests, and the career options open to them;
  • receive information from colleges, universities, career and technical schools, and other postsecondary institutions seeking to recruit students with their specific interests, talents, skill sets, and career goals; and
  • gain more access to postsecondary scholarship opportunities.
Please watch your in-box during the back-to-school season for a package from The Research Consortium on STEM Career Pathways.  If you want to make sure you receive this package, please fill out this simple online form or email us at to make sure you're on the list!  Please visit our websites for postings about our research and for other useful information. Thank you for participating!
September 14 STEM Equity Pipeline Webinar
Join us on September 14 at 12 pm Eastern for "Equity and Workforce Development Resources for CTE Staff and Students: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce." Learn more and register >>
Why Female Students Leave STEM
Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed
Paper finds that bad grades on their own aren't enough to prompt a change of major, and neither is the environment, but problems arise when those factors compound one other. Read More >>
Girls Are Building Their Way into STEM with a Colorful Lamp Kit
Molly Sequin, Mashable
MIT scientists Maria Yang and Tony Hu founded Brainy Yak Labs to help boost those numbers by encouraging more young girls that math, science, engineering can be fun and creative. Their first product is a dance party toy called Jubilite. Read More >>
How Women Select Majors
Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed
Study finds adherence to gender norms around femininity is linked to gender disparities in selection of programs of study. Read More >> 
For Women in Tech's Male Culture, Mentoring Matters
Melinda Gate, CNET  
Melinda Gates credits her high school math teacher with her career strategy of finding mentors who are coaches instead of cheering sections. Read More >> 
Researchers Seek Key to Success of STEM Students at HBCUs
Gia Savage, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Research being conducted by The Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) may show that "leading with soul" is directly connected to the success of STEM students at historically Black colleges and universities. Read More >>
How the National Society of Black Engineers Hopes to Encourage Black Students to Pursue STEM
The Blavity Team
SEEK students learn about about science and engineering through hands-on exercises.  Read More >> 
Meet the People Behind the Film Hidden Figures
Science News for Students  
A college professor and a historian reveal how they helped moviemakers get the story-and math-right.
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Verizon Program Encourages Minority Male Youngsters to Pursue STEM Studies
Ya-Marie Sesay, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
A popular Verizon summer program designed to encourage minority males in middle school to pursue studies in STEM disciplines operated this summer at four minority-serving institutions.  Read More >>
STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate
Nathan Lang, Ed Tech 
Programs are enriched by diversity and a personalized and collaborative approach. Read More >>
Op-Ed: STEMming the Tide of Cultural Influences
Amy Fleischer, US News & World Report
Girl Scouts' new STEM badges will help strengthen the notion that anyone can focus on STEM. Read More >>
New Data Challenges Misperceptions Around Low-Income Students
Low-income students have equal probability of thriving in traditional higher education institutions. Read More >> 
STEM and Wellness: A Powerful Equation for Equity
This document is intended for STEM program providers, school teachers and administrators, and parents to help bolster the argument for blending STEM and wellness education and practices, and to provide the resources in order to do so.
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The Problem with Tech Diversity Reports
Erin Carson, CNET
Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports transparent enough? Not really. Read More >> 
Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?
Laura Sydell, NPR
A Google engineer who got fired over a controversial memo that criticized the company's diversity policies said that there might be biological reasons there are fewer women engineers. But top computer science schools have proven that a few cultural changes can increase the number of women in the field. Read More >>
Women Coders Respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.
Elizabeth Weise, USA Today
The ex-Google engineer fired for suggesting women are innately less apt at computing has doubled down on his criticism of diversity efforts, suggesting programs to bring women and girls into coding are  "deceitful" and encourage a "victim mentality." Read More >> 
We've Studied Gender and STEM for 25 years. The Science Doesn't Support the Google Memo.
These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The "anxiety gap" exists for a reason, and it is not about biology. Read More >>
The third national convening of minority serving community colleges (MSCCs) will be held on November 14 and 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Deadline for Presentation Proposals is September 29, 2017.

Look for Ben Williams, PhD, at These Events
 At ACTE's STEM in CTE Symposium, Dr. Williams offer a session titled "Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning," in which all participants will receive NAPE's newest "Ensuring Equity in Problem-Based Learning Toolkit."

At the VISION 2017 Conference, he will offer a session titled "Realize Your Students' Potential with Mindset" and will be present at the NAPE booth.
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