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Coalition Update:
STEM Education Coalition Teams Up with Media Planet to Discuss STEM Literacy
The STEM Education Coalition recently teamed up with Media Planet for their Education and Career News special publication on STEM education. The Coalition stressed the importance of STEM education for the American workforce, and what policy makers should be focusing on when approaching educational reform.
Top Article:
House Appropriators Prepare Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Bill for Markup
Education Week
The House appropriations subcommittee responsible for setting spending levels for the U.S Department of Education and federal education programs met Wednesday morning to prepare its fiscal 2016 funding bill for a full committee markup next week.
Read more here. 
Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.

How STEM Is Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy


Science, technology, engineering and math are at the heart of the 21st century's jobs-driven economy. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration, growth in STEM jobs was three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs over the past decade.

Read more here. 

Let's Get Engaged: Encouraging Kids To Embrace STEM Studies
If we're going to address the shortage of professionals in the STEM disciplines-science, technology, engineering, and math-in this country, one of the keys will be to start talking to young people very early in their lives. The need for action is real because the pipeline of future professionals looks pretty narrow.
What Is This Thing Called STEM?
Education Week
Pressure to increase reading and mathematics test scores continues to dominate the lives of educators and deflect attention from science literacy . One potential bright spot is increased national and local attention to an amorphous thing called STEM, short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Read more here.
What Makes a Math Person? Interest, Recognition Are Key Factors, Researchers Say


You're either a math person or you're not - at least that's what we've always heard. Now, National Science Foundation-funded research conducted by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari shows that's not really the case. 

"Much of becoming a math person and pursuing a related STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) career has to do with being recognized and becoming interested - not just being able to do it," said Hazari.
Read more here.
10 Profitable Reasons to Major in Math or Science


Good news for all you math and science whizzes out there: You sort of own the job market. Most of the top 10 best jobs-based on work environment, income, job outlook, stress and other factors-call for backgrounds in those two fields, according to a recent report released by career website CareerCast.com.

Read more here.

Around the Community

New After-School Program for Kids Achieves Funding Success 

As the 2014-2015 school year wraps up, teachers in Greater New Orleans will have earned more than $23,000 in additional income through Thinkerella, a local startup that provides interactive learning programs for children ages 3-13. 

Read more here



EUMETSAT: How Do We Monitor the Weather From Space?




The Boy Who Played With Fusion: The Youngest Person Ever to Build a Working Nuclear Reactor

The Boy Who Played with Fusion tells the extraordinary story of science prodigy Taylor Wilson.  By the age of nine, Taylor had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis inspired him to seek new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree nuclear fusion reactor.

 Read more here



Run Across the Moon: A Documentary on Land Speed Racing and Aeronautic

 "Run Across the Moon," is a feature documentary following Scott Kolb's journey to be the fastest man on a 125cc motorcycle. In addition to creating a compelling movie, the filmmakers are hoping to turn the film's real-life application of engineering and aerodynamics into teaching tool for educators by creating curriculum supplements to get kids exciting about science.

Read more here.




Supporting Women STEM Students and Researchers 



Doshi STEM Institute Fundraising Opportunity

Doshi STEM Institute  is one of the few schools fully dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM schools on Long Island. It seeks to continue to be the home for students with the potential to become the bright future of Long Island.

Read more here



STEM Magazine, June 2015 edition

Be sure to check out this month's edition of STEM Magazine. This issue includes the magazine's first-ever Spanish language article from a new contributor in Spain.  

Read more here



STEM Enrichment Center Opening in Shreveport 

According to published national research data, students are not well prepared for college level math and science. With the new state core curriculums that are being introduced, students are having additional challenges with learning these subjects. This is a great disparity that Young Scholars hopes to address.

 Read more here 
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Upcoming Events

 June 24, 2015

IBM CTE Policy Discussion





June 25, 2015

Simulated Workplace:

Changing CTE in WV




June 29 and 30, 2015

EPICS K-12 Workshop





 Deadline June 30, 2015

The Golden Goose Awards





July 16-17, 2015

STEM Competition Conference





 Coming in 2015

TechOut Oakland, TechOut Houston + TechOut OC





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