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Eight Governors Join Coalition to Expand Computer Science Education
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Eight more governors have signed on to the Governors' Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a coalition of state leaders committed to advancing computer science education. These recent additions bring the total membership to 16 governors, meaning that the Partnership, which launched in 2016 with the help of, has doubled since last month. The new members include Republicans Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, Matt Mead of Wyoming and Democrats Steve Bullock of Montana, David Ige of Hawaii, Ralph Northam of Virginia and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania. Continue reading here.  
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Meet the 2018 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame
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U.S. News & World Report is pleased to announce the 2018 STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, named in advance of this year's U.S. News STEM Solutions Presents Workforce of Tomorrow conference, which will be held April 4-6 in Washington. U.S. News looked for leaders who have achieved measurable results in the science, technology, engineering and math fields; challenged established processes and conventional wisdom; inspired a shared vision; and motivated aspiring STEM professionals. The recipients will be honored at a Hall of Fame awards luncheon at the upcoming conference. Read more here.  
Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Education is a Great Equalizing Force'
Apple CEO and philanthropist Tim Cook announced today a partnership with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai  and her Malala Fund as part of the tech company's latest efforts to support global education initiatives. "We believe that education is a great equalizing force and we share Malala Fund's commitment to give every girl an opportunity to go to school," Cook said in a news release. Continue reading here. 
We Need More Women Working in STEM. A Million Mentors Will Help
Women now make up half the workforce in many advanced economies, and are often earning more university degrees. Yet in the world of science and technology, there is a stubborn imbalance between men and women particularly in high-end, maths-intensive fields such as computer science and engineering. In the United States, women in STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) made up 7% of that workforce in 1970. The figure had risen to 23% by 1990, but after that progress ground to a halt. Two decades later, in 2011, women still made up only 26% of the science workforce. Continue reading here.
STEM in the States:
What Does STEAM Look Like in Preschool?  
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What does STEAM - STEM plus art - look like in the preschool setting? More accurately, what does STEAM look, smell, taste, feel and sound like in the preschool classroom? From birth to age 5, children fully immerse themselves in the discovery and understanding of their world through inquiry, utilizing their senses and previous experience, in the context of secure relationships, to answer the who, what, why, when, where and how behind all scientific inquiry. Continue reading here.
Around the Community:
STEM Students Want Universities to Address Racial Issues
U.S. News 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was not Tiana Young's first choice for college, even though Young wants to dual major in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, and the private university is one the top schools in the country for science, technology, math and engineering.
The school had one big drawback: Rensselaer's student body is more than two-thirds white and Asian, according to federal data. For Young, who is black and whose high school in Spring Valley, New York, was almost entirely African-American and Hispanic, "the lack of diversity was a very big concern," says the freshman. Read more here. 
Data Scientist Tops Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs in America 
This report ranks jobs according to each job's Glassdoor Job Score, determined by combining three factors: number of job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction rating. Continue reading here.  
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