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Coalition Update:
Coalition Supports Education Priorities in Omnibus
STEM Education Coalition 
Executive Director James Brown released the following statement upon the release of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: "We are pleased to see education, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  education, prioritized in this year's Omnibus federal spending bill..." Read more here.  
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STEM Education Shapes the Future
Department of Energy
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) cannot carry out its mission of strengthening the nation's security through cutting-edge science, technology and engineering without a world-class workforce. As part of the network of National Labs, we also have a critical role in ensuring American competitiveness by helping to develop new generations of science and engineering leaders. Continue reading here.
HBCUs' Relevance in Diversifying the STEM Workforce
Diversity Education
Global scientific competitiveness of the United States depends on the nation's ability to sustain and grow the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. An important approach to this goal is ensuring that groups historically underrepresented (HU) in STEM fields. Continue reading here.
Engineers Declare Support for STEM Diversity Research
Inside Higher Ed
The American Society for Engineering Education this week published a statement in support of scholarly research on diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and math education. It was prompted by what the association describes as a "proliferation of targeted [mostly online] attacks on scholarly work addressing diversity and inclusion in STEM education, including work in engineering education specifically." Finish the story here.  
STEM in the States: 
Senate Bill Leads to Math Licenses for Elementary Teachers
Ball State Daily
Indiana House Bill 1399, which was signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb Monday, gives elementary school teachers the opportunity for area licenses in the specialization of math and science. Continue reading here.
CPS Adds STEM Magnet Programs at 3 More Elementary Schools
Chicago Tonight
A federal grant awarded to Chicago Public Schools will allow the district to add three new schools to its slate of magnet schools beginning this fall. The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to transform a trio of elementary schools on the South and West Sides of the city into STEM magnet schools... Continue reading here.
Around the Community:
The NewFaceOfTech Challenge - Enter to Win! 
1,000 Dreams Fund 
This Women's History Month, 1,000 Dreams Fund announced a partnership with leading technology company Harman to spotlight and financially support the next generation of women in STEAM. They launched the NewFaceOfTech campaign for the opportunity to win one of five $2,000 grants  available towards their STEAM education. Enter here.  
The Hustlers Guild Announces STEAM Scholarship
The Hustlers Guild 
Graduating seniors at Maya Angelou Public Charter School can now apply for an exclusive STEAM scholarship from the Hustlers Guild.   The Hustlers Guild will award two students with $1,000 scholarships who plan to pursue certifications or degrees in STEAM-based programs at two or four year institutions, or seed investment for STEAM-based startups. Continue reading here.
A team of students from Stauffer Middle School were the winners of Downey Unified's Mission: Impact Challenge - Operation Oceans, a new program in which young innovators from DUSD's four middle schools were challenged to develop an innovative and feasible solution to solve a real-world problem facing our oceans.
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Stanford Professor Wins Top Award for Impact on Science Education
Stanford Graduate school of Education 
Professor Jonathan Osborne was awarded the 2018 NARST Dis tinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award for his impact on science education. The award was given on March 19 in Atlanta. Read more here.  
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