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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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Ecosystem Spotlight: Central OK STEM Alliance (COSTEMA)
August 7, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight

Leadership Academy in Oklahoma Helps Teachers Improve STEM Education and Career Readiness STEM is important in Oklahoma because as it stands now, 1,000 new STEM jobs will remain unfilled each year because too few adults across the state are qualified for the highly specialized science, technology, engineering, and math positions. Students who obtain a STEM education have the ability to […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
August 7, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

An Interview with Adrianne Covington Graham, Executive Director/CEO of the OK Engineering Foundation and Central OK STEM Alliance                                                   What drew you to work in STEM education? I understand the importance of a solid math foundation […]

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5 Things We Want to Know
July 6, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

An Interview with Emily Dilger, PhD, Coordinator, Bay Area STEM Ecosystem This month’s Connections Newsletter features Dr. Emily Dilger, Bay Area STEM Ecosystem Coordinator, a master at leveraging those relationships for knowledge and program development. What’s your background? I grew up on Long Island and went to Mary Washington College, a small state school in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where I majored […]

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Putting the Learner in the Center: Engaging Youth in Ecosystem Design
July 6, 2017 · From the Field

A summary from three members of the STEM Ecosystem National Community of Practice How can we truly understand learners’ perspectives to fully engage youth in the design of our movements and programs? The STEM Ecosystem approach puts the learner at the center, but explicit effort is needed to actually incorporate youth ideas and views. Why spend this extra time and […]

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