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Coalition Update:
Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report
keyboard-sm.jpg The STEM Education Coalition today published it's Annual Report for 2015. The report highlights the Coalition's activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of its work over the past year.
Read the report here.
Top Article:
Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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The Reality of Coding Classes
The Atlantic
The White House wants every child in the United States to learn computer science.The president's plan to reach that goal? Ask Congress to fund a new $4 billion program for states and another $100 million for districts to train teachers and purchase the tools "so that our elementary, middle, and high schools can provide opportunities to learn computer science for all students," Obama said in his weekly address on January 30.
With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters
Computer World
In terms of pay, it may not matter whether you went to a prestigious, top-tier school, middle tier or a local state university. Your pay may be little different from that of your peers. In a new study, researchers looked at STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) salaries 10 years after graduation. It compared the salaries of more than 7,000 people and found little difference in wages for STEM graduates.
'Dremel Dreams' Program Integrates 3D Printing and STEM Education in the Classroom
Just a week ago, 3D printing company Stratasys announced it was introducing a series of educational modules aimed at teaching students and educators the ins and outs of 3D printing technology. The promotion of STEM education through 3D printing tutorials has evidently caught on, as another major player in the 3D printing industry, Dremel, has officially launched its own 3D printing ecosystem, Dremel Dreams, to easily and comprehensively integrate additive manufacturing technologies into the classroom.
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.

FIRST Robotics Competition Partners with SolidProfessor
Museum of Science, Boston curriculum developers will collaborate on a project to bring new space-themed STEM resources to afterschool programs nationwide. Supported by NASA's Science Mission Directorate and led by Northern Arizona University's Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), the $3.4 million project is called PLANETS (Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science).

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