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President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers
National Science Foundation
President Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 8.
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A Call to Action: Incorporating Active STEM Learning Strategies into K-12 and Higher Education 
The White House
Throughout t he Obama Administration the President has recognized that engaging and educating more students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects will meet a growing need in the Nation's high-tech economy and prepare young people for range of rewarding careers. This recognition has driven investments in many programs that have increased student diversity and interest in STEM fields, such as the President's Educate to Innovate, Computer Science for All and Nation of Makers, campaigns and lead to collaborations such as 100K in 10, and US2020.
Babies' Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Math Skills
Science Daily
Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, finds a new study published in Psychological Science. "We've provided the earliest documented evidence for a relationship between spatial reasoning and math ability," says Emory University psychologist Stella Lourenco, whose lab conducted the research.
Marvel Announces Science, Tech, and Math-Devoted Comic Book Covers
PopSci
Marvel heroes are no strangers to science. Characters like Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, Reed Richards and many more all have ties in science as either part-time, or full-time, scientists. Keeping with their science-based roots, Marvel's latest crop of characters are engaging in the science fun as well.
In an attempt to spark interest in math and the sciences amongst readers, Marvel will introduce STEAM variant covers. Each cover will represent one of the themes relating to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The education-themed Marvel covers will hit stands November 2016.
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Around the Community:
National Contest Challenges Transportation Students to Improve Roadway Safety
The American Traffic Safety Services Association and the Transportation Research Board have partnered for the Traffic Control Device Challenge.  Participants must be high school, college, graduate students and teams of students with an interest in transportation.  The challenge will focus on how America's roadway system must change to accommodate human and "machine" drivers.
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Health Professions Week Is September 26-30, 2016 
Health Professions Week (HPW) is a week-long event for high school students, college students, and advisors interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. HPW will include an online treasure hunt, on-campus events, and two virtual fairs. The entire event is free online for high school students, counselors, undergrads and advisors.
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STEM Magazine: August Issue
Check out this month's issue of STEM magazine and read about a variety of topics including articles about basketball, drones, and colleges.
 
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