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Coalition Update:
NSBE Joins STEM Education Leadership Council
We are pleased to announce that the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, has joined the STEM Education Coalition's Leadership Council.   Based in Virgina, NSBE is an organization dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
Read more here.
Top Article:
Obama to Officially Nominate John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary
Education Week
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. may not be "acting" in his role much longer. President Barack Obama officially nominated King for the post. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee, has been urging the White House to officially nominate someone to succeed former Secretary Arne Duncan, since back in December.
Read more here.
Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
The Math Revolution
The Atlantic
On a sultry evening last July, a tall, sof t-spoken 17-year-old named David Stoner and nearly 600 other math whizzes from all over the world sat huddled in small groups around wicker bistro tables, talking in low voices and obsessively refreshing the browsers on their laptops. The tension in the room made it seem especially heavy, like the atmosphere at a high-stakes poker tournament.
How this STEM School is Shattering Stereotypes
CNN Money
At STEM3 Academy, sticking to the norm doesn't work.
In fact, the school was launched to do just the opposite. "Our emphasis is on learning versus teaching," said Dr. Ellis Crasnow, the school's director. "Our students learn by doing, experiencing and constructing rather than just sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher."
Read more here.
Around the Community

All State Youth Empowerment Award: Girls ♥ Science
Its rooms ex­plode with pink and purple, with teal and green, mark­ing this spot as clearly a girl space. But in this tech­no­cen­tric city, the non­profit Girl­start is fo­cused on a for­mula to shift gender ste­reo­types and to cre­ate new mind-sets that can ripple through the U.S. eco­nomy.
Read more here.

STEM Fuse Announces Groundbreaking K-12 Education Focused Partnership with Samsung
STEM Fuse, LLC,is kicking off the 2016 Texas Computer Education Association Conference (TCEA) by announcing a game-changing collaboration with Samsung. The companies have partnered to create an education bundle that pairs Samsung's Galaxy TAB E with STEM Fuse full menu of K-12 digital curricula. This education bundle creates a solution that allows schools access to market leading devices with market leading pre-fit digital curriculum at an affordable price point.

West Point Robotics Workshop Teaches STEM to CFES Scholars
"You will leave today saying, 'Wow,'" said West Point's Dr. Kendall Williams as he introduced the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) robotics workshop held at the College For Every Student (CFES) headquarters. Forty middle school students from six schools in upstate New York's Adirondack region participated in the all day event.

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