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2013-05-01 12:26:47

-- Connects STEM education programs across Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Discovery Education and Digital platforms -- SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications today announced "Connect the Dots," a new multimedia, national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiative designed to provide pathways for kids to achieve today and lead tomorrow by inspiring interest in STEM subjects and careers within industries looking for...

2013-04-25 16:37:30

Oregon's key stakeholders in K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education meet at third annual STEMposium, sponsored by Intel PORTLAND, Ore., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Portland Metro STEM Partnership and key sponsor Intel will hold the third annual Intel STEMposium on April 26, 2013, at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore. The Portland Metro STEM Partnership is a collective impact partnership comprising public and private...

2013-04-22 16:29:15

Joins Technology Leaders at White House to Launch the STEM Education and Mentoring Initiative Aimed at Enhancing U.S. Competitiveness TEANECK, N.J., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced that the company has partnered with the US2020 initiative to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and mentoring in the U.S. to enhance the country's global competitiveness. As part of the initiative, STEM professionals from America's...

2013-04-15 23:02:21

The nation's largest celebration of environmental education starts today, with a message by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 National Environmental Education Week starts today — the nation's largest celebration of environmental education — and will spotlight ways by which technology can enhance environmental learning. This year´s theme, Taking Technology Outdoors, is part of EE Week´s multi-year focus on Greening STEM...

2013-04-09 12:32:43

April 10(th) event featuring key government officials will discuss critical need to increase representation of minorities in engineering WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME), a premier non-profit organization focused on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing careers in engineering, announced today that ExxonMobil Foundation is providing an additional $1 million to...

Fewer Women Are In Science Because They Have More Options
2013-03-20 09:13:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Having a greater number of career options rather than lack of ability, may help explain why fewer women than men pursue careers in math and science, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Although the gender gap in mathematics has narrowed in recent years, females are still less likely to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than their male peers. If...

2013-03-15 16:20:09

William H. Swanson recognized for "industry leadership in providing innovative technologies and solutions" for nation's security WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), was honored Monday with the Atlantic Legal Foundation's Annual Award for 2012 -- for his "industry leadership in providing innovative technologies and solutions that contribute to our nation's security." Swanson accepted the award from...

2013-03-14 23:04:36

Jennifer Michael of CraftyStitches LLC announces STEM Sewing to introduce young girls to the STEM fields. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Up until the 1960s, it was common to see “Women Need Not Apply” on job listings for professions in the science or engineering fields. 50 years later, and we´ve come a long way. Women have been in space (Sally Ride), worked on the Manhattan Project, discovered radium, and been appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency by...

2013-03-14 12:23:16

CHICAGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Women's History Month, ComEd is demonstrating its commitment to cultivating the female leaders of tomorrow. Through partnerships with the Adler Planetarium, Chicago Public Schools' Student Science Fair, Inc., Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Illinois Math and Science Academy, and Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy, ComEd is encouraging women ages 13-19 to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering...

2013-03-06 23:01:54

Summer tour, funded by The Halle Foundation, will explore STEM career paths. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 Cultural Vistas, through the generous funding and support of The Halle Foundation, is pleased to unveil the STEM Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (LAUNCH) program. In the summer of 2013, STEM LAUNCH will provide up to 18 students and two faculty members representing Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta with the opportunity to travel to Germany for two weeks...