Posts tagged with ‘STEM’

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Mentoring Programs from Across the Ecosystems
January 22, 2018 · Uncategorized

Mentoring: a relationship in which an experienced person assists another in developing specific skills and knowledge to enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth. January is National Mentoring Month. STEM Ecosystems build bridges between schools and their communities and put strong mentoring programs in place. This helps students with their education and gives them an understanding of what careers […]

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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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Business Engagement Models to Increase Undergraduate STEM Student Persistence
April 6, 2017 · Uncategorized

The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) is an organization of Fortune 500 CEOs, college and university presidents, and other leaders dedicated to the creation of a highly skilled future workforce. BHEF members collaborate and form strategic partnerships to build new undergraduate pathways; improve alignment between higher education and the workforce; and produce a diverse, highly skilled talent pool to meet demand in emerging fields. […]

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An Inspiring Woman
March 31, 2017 · Uncategorized

March is Women’s History Month, and many organizations have shared examples of women who have made a difference in their communities and the world. We asked STEM Ecosystems members about their personal experiences and women who have been their role models. Kaci Fankhauser, an AmeriCorps VISTA working with the Arizona SciTech Ecosystem, said: “When I was a kid, the woman […]

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Five Things We Want to Know from STEM Learning Ecosystems Partners
March 20, 2017 · 5 Things We want to Know

AmeriCorps VISTA members provide vital support to several STEM Learning Ecosystems. This month’s column is focused on the work of Emily Hollas, the VISTA working with the San Diego EcosySTEM. What is your job and how did you get started doing it? I pursued a position with AmeriCorps following graduate school. Fresh out of school, and having minimal work experience, […]

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How to run a science-themed carnival that kids will love and learn from
March 20, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight, Guest Author

The goal of STEM Learning Ecosystems is to provide pathways that enable young people to become engaged, knowledgeable and skilled in the STEM disciplines. Engaging families and community members in hands-on STEM activities through a Science Carnival or similar event provides a memorable way to establish those pathways. Themed events can be an impactful way for members of an Ecosystem […]

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San Diego EcosySTEM Working Groups Are Focused and Effective
March 20, 2017 · Ecosystem Spotlight, Guest Author

San Diego, CA, boasts a wonderful climate and beautiful setting, but it also is a hotspot for STEM careers and development, with a high concentration of PhDs and a significant percentage of the labor force engaged in STEM careers. The San Diego EcosySTEM has a unique infrastructure, with active Working Groups that reflect the diverse stakeholders in the STEM realm. […]

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It is better to be a TEAM than to fly solo
March 8, 2017 · Uncategorized

There’s a popular acronym about the benefit of a TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More. Is that a true statement, or just a cute saying? Does everyone on a team, or in an ecosystem, benefit? Participants in STEM Learning Ecosystems are answering with a resounding yes. A few years ago, the STEM Funders Network invested in a thorough analysis of productive […]

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All about the “E” … National Engineers Week – February 19-25
February 23, 2017 · Uncategorized

We love STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – but this week, it’s all about the E! National Engineers Week runs February 19-25. Engineering careers span many disciplines, from aerospace to the environment (on Earth), from computers to biomedical applications to manufacturing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the field of engineering will grow as much as 10 percent in […]

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