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Coalition Update:
Educators, Advocates See Increased Importance in US STEM Education

The STE M Education Coalition recently discussed its efforts with Fox News, participating in an article about the importance of STEM education. The Coalition focused on the changing nature of STEM employment and its growing relevance to federal policy. 

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Top Article:
How Science Helped Write the Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, representatives of thirteen colonies on the eastern shores of North America signed a Declaration of Independence from England. Winning independence was still a bloody war ahead, an unlikely outcome. Declaring independence was rashness, potentially carrying a death sentence for treason.  

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Stay in the Know:
Fourth of July Science!

The Science of Grilling Burgers  


From fast food drive-throughs to backyard barbecues, a hamburger is the iconic American food. Whether you're simply topping it with ketchup or dolling it up with fancy fixings, the key to a successful burger lies in proper handling and cooking.

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I Didn't Know That: Fireworks
National Geographic

What makes fireworks flash the way we like them, and what makes them burst in the sky?

Founding Fathers' Blunders Aged the Declaration of Independence

In real life, stealing the Declaration of Independence would not be as easy as Nicholas Cage made it look in the film "National Treasure." The historic document is displayed at the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C. - encased in a thick frame of titanium and aluminum, behind a pane of bulletproof glass and with a protective UV-light filter. 

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Around the Community
Atlantic Education Summit

AAAS STEM Education Outreach
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teachers in the District of Columbia and adjacent counties, including Loudoun County, during the 2015-16 school year. 
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NGYF, CAP To Provide Aviation And Aerospace STEM Training
The National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) is partnering with Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, to launch an aviation and aerospace-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative for cadets of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program.
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Robots4Us Winners Announced

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robots4Us winners have been announced. Participants were asked asked to create a 2- to 3-minute video on their view of how robotics might impact society in the future

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Digital Natives: An Evolutionary Look at Tech in the Classroom


NJIT: How Computer Science Is Changing Medicine and Prediction of Disease 

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We appreciate your continued support and involvement. 


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