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Presented by STEM@Home, an initiative launched by the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice – STEM TALKS is a podcast devoted to issues related to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and its impact on learning.

Jan’s Jam: A Conversation with Errika Moore

Executive Director, STEM Funder’s Network, Atlanta, Georgia STEM Funder’s Network Executive Director Errika Moore is an engineer by profession, but philanthropy is her passion. Errika earned her Bache …

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San Antonio Superintendent Shares Vision With TIES’ Founder Jan Morrison

Pedro Martinez urges school leaders to reward educators, push for being better In a video recorded interview, Pedro Martinez, superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, told Jan Mo …

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Xan Black Joins the TIES and STEM Learning Ecosystems Team

Ecosystem Leader Wants to Ensure That Every Child Has Goals, Hope and Pathways Xan Black has a quote at the end of her emails from Winston Churchill. It reads, “Never, never, never give up.” While the …

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Empowering communities through invention education

An Interview with Arthur Daemmrich, Director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Starting out Arthur Daemmrich, director of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention …

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Saving children and pets from death by hot car

Mother, Wanda Ray, beams with pride about her daughter’s invention and the impact it had on her confidence.  As a kid, Wanda played with dollhouses and Barbies. She doesn’t recall doing any inventing …

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An autonomous tool helping to save baby pigs

SwineTech CEO, Matthew Rooda, shares how his company is helping to save the world Voice recognition is a very big part of life at SwineTech. Leveraging voice recognition, SwineTech listens to little b …

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Bringing students together through invention education

An interview with Oakland Park, Florida Educator Clara Mabour Clara Mabour teaches biology, marine science, and global perspectives at her alma mater Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Florida. As …

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Leading the world to whatever is next

Oregon educator, Katrina Hull, is preparing the next generation of problem solvers Katrina Hull looks back and doesn’t know how she ended up as a CTE teacher. “I think I just kept saying yes, over and …

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Underdogs to rocket systems champs

Teacher, Doug Scott, shows us how to get the disconnected kids involved Rocket Boys “I had four students that participated on our Lemelson MIT event team in 2013 and 2014 – Ford, Jason, Nick and Jim,” …

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Women as engineers – encouraging and engaging students earlier

An interview with mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Katelyn Sweeney Mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, Katelyn Sweeny is pretty convinced that everybody has an internal venture with which they’ …

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Toggling Switches, Loading Decks, Inventing His Future

Raul “Rudy” Reyna Credits Early Invention Experience for Life’s Successes Dr. Raul “Rudy” Reyna was in high school and he asked his geometry teacher a question that would change his life: “What is a c …

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Failing forward, jumping up and down and changing the narrative

An interview with Portland, Oregon Educator Kristin Moon Testing the boundaries When Portland, Ore. teacher Kristin Moon taught in middle school, her classroom was directly above the school office. On …

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Driving Action to Eliminate the Digital Divide

Having decent Internet in every home is no longer a “nice” to have. It’s a must. National experts and thought leaders, Drs. Lin Wells of George Mason University and David Bray of the Atlantic Council, …

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Dr. Calvin Mackie gives a Message on HOPE

Today’s episode is a long overdue message about HOPE. Award winning mentor, inventor, internationally renowned Speaker, Author, and STEM Entrepreneur, Dr. Calvin Mackie, gives us a message of hope in …

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A deeper dive into the state of Indiana’s re-opening discussions.

Join us to hear from Reginald McGregor, Manager of Engineering Employee Development at Rolls-Royce, Founding member of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem, President of the Lawrence Twp School Board. Lsiten he …

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Updates from the White House with Bose Policy Group

Della Cronin of the Bose Public Affairs Group analyzes a recent relaxation of rules by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Listen to Cronin explain what this change could signal for your school distri …

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US Federal Policy and COVID19

Washington-based Advocate Della Cronin of the Bose Public Affairs Group and James Brown of the STEM Education Coalition joined STEM Ecosystems Co-Director Alyssa Briggs in a discussion about what ecos …

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Superintendents Share

This episode is a panel discussion with 3 superintendents from around the country working to serve their students, families, teachers and general community during this time. Featured in the conversati …

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An Interview with Jeff Weld

What can we hope to learn during this pandemic The first podcast in this series features SLECoP Director Alyssa Briggs interviewing Jeff Weld, former director of the Federal Government’s Office of Sci …

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