Please enjoy this week's STEM Ed update.
Coalition Update:
STEM Education Coalition 2017 Annual Report
STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition is excited to present our 2017 Annual Report! 2017 was an eventful, impactful year for the Coalition. This report highlights the activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of our work over the past year. Continue reading here.
Coalition Proudly Welcomes Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to Leadership Council 
STEM Education Coalition 
The STEM Education Coalition is pleased to announce that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or SHPE, has joined our Leadership Council.   Based in California and founded in 1974 by a group of engineers working for the city of Los Angeles, SHPE's vision is "a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers." Read more here.  
Stay in the Know: 
Latest STEM Education News
Betsy DeVos Wants to Direct Federal Funds to School Choice, STEM, Workforce Readiness
Education Week   U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give applicants for federal grants a leg-up if they are planning to embrace things like school choice, STEM, literacy, school climate, effective instruction, career preparation, and serving military-connected children and students in special education. Continue reading here.
Despite Equal Interest in STEM, Girls Trail Boys in Readiness
Education Week
Girls and boys are equally interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM, for short). Yet when it comes to preparedness for college courses in these subjects, girls continue to lag behind boys, according to a report released today by ACT. Finish the story here.  
Tackling Perceived Bias in Engineering Education
NC State University 
A team of NC State researchers is taking the lead in an effort to better understand and address perceived bias in engineering education programs across the country. The work is being done with funding from the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering. Read more here.  
STEM in the States: 
Governors' Top Education Priorities in 2018 State of the State Addresses
Education Commission of the States

A signature product, this Education Trends report is the result of tracking, analyzing and identifying trends in education policy proposals featured in governors' State of the State addresses. Continue reading here.
Around the Community:
Engaging Girls in STEM Starts in Kindergarten 
Education and Career News 
For decades, employers and educators have attempted to bridge a growing gender divide in STEM-related careers and majors. The key to fixing it lies in the earliest grades of our elementary schools. Read more here.  
A Snapshot of Progress Among Women in the Workforce
While the rate of progress for women to achieve economic parity has been slow, it's important to shine a light on the progress that has been made, and make time to say thank you to the women in our lives who have helped us push for progress personally and professionally. Continue reading here.
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The Week Ahead:
Workshop: Making for Educators
5:00 PM, Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center 
8:30 AM, Ron Brown High School
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