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Summer Recess STEM

 As Congress goes into its Summer Recess, we will too! You can look for our newsletter again on August 28th, after which we'll be back on our regular Friday schedule.

Coalition Update:
STEM Education at the 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention
Executive Director of the STEM Ed Coalition James Brown participated in a panel on preparing for space via STEM Education at the 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention this week. He discussed the role of space in inspiring STEM education and creating an educational pipeline for higher education in space research.
Top Article:
ESEA Rewrite: A Pre-Conference Cheat Sheet
Education Week
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Now they'll have to hammer out differences between those two versions before anything can reach the president's desk.
Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
What to Know About the Next Generation Science Standards

The United States may one day play a central role in opening the door to a scientific revolution, but to do so would require a sophisticated method of educating our students about science. The Next Generation Science Standards (or NGSS) represent one such attempt to bring K-12 science education into the 21st century.
Read more here. 

As Demand for Tech Employees Grows, One Company Invests Within
The Herald Sun
Katie Allen didn't plan on attending code school. But when a software engineering scholarship program was announced at the company where she worked as a printer operator, she decided to give it a shot. "I was going to jump on any opportunity to learn that they were offering, although at the time, I didn't even know what code was," Allen said in an email.
Math Matters: How the Common Core Will Help the United States Bring Up Its Grade on Mathematics Education
Center for American Progress
The Washington state technology industry is booming. The state is home to giant tech corporations such as Microsoft and Amazon, and it has the highest concentration of software companies in the country.  This prosperity is expected to continue and estimated to increase the state's science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, economy 24 percent by 2018.
Recessions Nudge More Women Into Science Jobs
Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math - the so-called STEM fields - is a worthy goal, given the potential payoff for our economy and for women who get jobs in these higher-paying fields. One surprising way to make it happen: Suffer through a recession.
Around the Community

Top 3 Dangerous Trends Facing STEM Majors Today!  
Imagine that someone sits a million dollars in a briefcase on the back of someone's porch in DC and tells you to find it. With no GPS, how long would it take? Months? Years? You may never find it. Now imagine having a GPS. All you need to do is follow the tool to the briefcase. Easy money!
Read more here

High School Launches Engineering Academy
Mark Conner, Engineering Teacher at Hoover High, used SolidProfessor in the classroom, to train teachers, and eventually launch an online engineering academy, Catapult Engineering Academy, to make their resources available to students everywhere.
Read more here

"Make Me a Millionaire" Launches
From a fountain that gushes marinara sauce to a mouth guard that can detect concussive hits, CNBC gives a second chance to the best inventions never made in a new series, "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor,"on Wednesday August 12th.  CNBC examines exactly
how much STEM research and development it takes to get an invention from concept to prototype.
Read more here

Engineering Survey Opportunity 
As part of an NSF-funded project, researchers from Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC) and Eureka Scientific, Inc. invite women of color who are undergraduates or in their early careers (10 years or less from their terminal degree) to do an interview about their lived experiences in engineering.
Read more here

STEM Magazine, August 2015
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