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Learn more about what’s happening in our STEM Learning Ecosystems across the country.

Ecosystem Spotlight: Chief Science Officers
December 17, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

How often do students get the opportunity to be engaged in their education? Seems like a silly question – aren’t they ALWAYS engaged in it, every time they attend a class or work on homework? Yes. But the Chief Science Officers program is providing a way for youth to be immersed in the development of educational science, technology, engineering, and […]

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International Collaboration to Benefit Girls in STEM
November 7, 2017 · From the Field

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. On October 12, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan welcomed the 2017 “Hidden No More” […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Cape Cod Regional STEM Network
November 3, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Teacher-in-Residence Program Yields Stronger Lessons Grounded in Real-World Application The Cape Cod Regional STEM Network brings together educators, school districts, business and industry partners, and community members who share a commitment to inspiring and supporting young people’s interest and achievement in STEM learning and careers. This summer, the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network completed the second year of the Teacher-in-Residence […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
November 3, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Kristen Kibblehouse is the STEM Events Coordinator for the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network. Read about the fantastic Teacher-in-Residence program and other efforts of the Network here. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? In college, I majored in marine science with a concentration in shark research and conservation. I quickly learned that everything in my degree […]

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SXSW EDU 2018 selects STEM Learning Ecosystems to lead panel on Employability in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
October 18, 2017 · Uncategorized

 STEM Learning Ecosystems is proud to announce its selection as presenters at SXSW EDU 2018. The panel discussion, Not “Random Acts of STEM”: Planned Career Success, will be part of the Employability track. The discussion will feature Gerald Solomon, Co-Founder of STEM Learning Ecosystems; Gregory Washington, Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine; and Parminder Jassal, […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
October 12, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub building local STEM programs with AT&T Aspire grant and involvement of business leaders The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to accelerating the growth of STEM initiatives (and measured outcomes) in the Northeast Florida region. The STEM2 Hub was awarded a $40,000 Aspire Grant from AT&T earlier this year to implement science, technology, engineering, […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
October 12, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Kathleen Schofield is Program Director at the STEM2 Hub in Northeast Florida and was recently selected to participate in the national LEAD STEM program. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? I was drawn to the STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math) because STEM touches just about every aspect of the world we live in. I saw that […]

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STEM Learning Ecosystems Leaders Rock!
September 12, 2017 · Uncategorized

Congratulations to Higher Education Visionaries for Recognition as Academic Leaders   Carnegie Corporation of New York today named seven exceptional American college and university presidents as recipients of its Academic Leadership Award. The honor consists of $500,000 in support for each winner’s academic initiatives. The award recognizes educators who, in addition to fulfilling their administrative and managerial roles with dedication […]

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Ecosystem Spotlight: Mayes County STEM Alliance
September 8, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Regional Employer Needs Drive Ecosystem Development The Mayes County STEM Alliance is a collaborative initiative designed to ensure that youth in a rural northeast Oklahoma community have resources to discover and develop talents in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), then align those skills with local career opportunities. The Alliance is comprised of five public school districts, area employers, business […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
September 8, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

Scott Fry is Coordinator of the Mayes County STEM Alliance and Director of Workforce Development for the MidAmerica Industrial Park, located in Oklahoma. What drew you to work in the STEM education field? I used to work in the glass manufacturing industry as an electronics specialist. I transitioned into education, working at Oklahoma State University – Institute of Technology (OSUIT), […]

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