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Women In Science: Why So Few? (VIDEO) (21-Feb-2013)
Women make up just about half of the American workforce, but we hold less than a quarter of the STEM jobs.
The ā€˜Eā€™ in STEM gets its moment (21-Feb-2013)
The National Academy of Engineering has given out a total of $1.5 million over three awards to pioneers in cellular telephony, individuals whose research was integral to the development of PRK and LASIK and Olin College’s first team of educators responsible for creating the institution’s engineering curriculum. The awards are among the most prestigious in the engineering community. 
Teachers! Enter Our Battle of the Plans! (21-Feb-2013)
Today, AAUW celebrates the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is dedicated to showing girls how collaborative and creative engineering is and how engineers can change the world. In honor of this day, AAUW is hosting our first annual Battle of the Plans: Engineer a Lesson contest, which we hope will help girls discover the value of engineering and its importance to all career fields and interests.
Davie teacher attends national STEM conference (27-Sep-2012)

A Davie teacher was one of only 50 selected nationally to participate in a week of activities recently hosted by the Siemens STEM Institute at the world headquarters of Discovery Communications just outside of Washington, D.C.

The State of STEM and Jobs (27-Sep-2012)
A year ago, U.S.News & World Report launched a special project to examine the problem of why, at a time of high unemployment, there are so many jobs going unfilled. The answer: American workers lack the necessary skills for those jobs. We came to summarize this as the STEM problem and called our project “STEM Solutions.”
Department of Education Awards $21 Million for STEM Grants (27-Sep-2012)
The awards are part of the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) initiative, which provides graduate fellowship programs to students who can demonstrate exceptional academic skill and financial need. These new grants will assist 163 students who major in STEM subjects, including chemistry, physics, biological sciences and computer science.
WitsOn! (27-Sep-2012)

WitsOn! Women in technology sharing Online. WitsOn (Women in Technology Sharing Online) is a pilot program sponsored by Piazza and Harvey Mudd College that will run for six weeks starting October 1. It will connect undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees with female mentors from industry and academia who can speak from personal experience about issues of particular concern to young women.

Why CIOs Desperately Need a Technology-Literate Society (27-Sep-2012)

Why the mismatch? Why don’t more young people select STEM careers, or at least STEM courses that would better prepare them for the job market? According to MIT professor Richard Larson, a pioneer in applying STEM capabilities to a wide variety of problems, one of the main reasons for this is a series of misconceptions about STEM and the careers that result from that sort of educational track — misconceptions often perpetuated by STEM teachers themselves. Conversely, educators and professionals don’t do a good enough job of explaining why STEM literacy is a critical skill, even for students who don’t intend to become engineers or PHDs.

Out to Innovate  (08-Mar-2012)

A Career Summit for LGBTScience, Technology,Engineering and MathematicsStudents and Professionals.

Generation What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (15-Feb-2012)
Over the past 50 years, women in the United States have made great strides in education and
entry into the work force in this country. However, despite these advances, women continue to
be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively
referred to as “STEM.” Women’s representation is low at all levels of the STEM career “pipeline,”
from interest and intent to majoring in a STEM field in college to having a career in a STEM field in
adulthood. Studies show that girls lose interest in math and science during middle school, and
STEM interest for girls is low, compared to boys. Most research on this topic has focused on
representation of girls and women in these fields, primarily on the obstacles preventing more
girls and women from entering them. It is time now to shift the focus toward understanding
and developing solutions for “what works” for girls who show interest and engage in the fields
of STEM.