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Can Summer Camps Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap?

This summer, girls across the country will head for adventures in coding, researching DNA, building robots and even making a salad — in space.
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By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Summer camp has evolved dramatically since America’s first organized camp, the Gunnery Camp, was founded in 1861 in Connecticut to teach boys to hunt, fish and shoot. It set the model for the kind of summers many remember from childhood:  An oasis in the wilderness, slathered in sunscreen and bug spray shooting bows and arrows, braiding friendship bracelets and competing in canoe races. But times have changed.

Try, Try Again: Failure as a Building Block of STEM Success

By Kelli Recher, Science Educator, Marshall Math Science Academy, Harrisburg School District, Harrisburg, Pa. (@kellirecher)
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"I have not failed, not once. I've discovered ten thousand ways that don't work." – Thomas Edison

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Award $50,000 in Grants and Prizes to “Innovation Generation Contest” Grand Prize Winners

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New Nationwide Contest Awards New Jersey’s William Davies Middle School and Nebraska’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School $25,000 Each to Build State-of-the-Art Stanley Black & Decker Makerspaces

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New Nationwide Contest Awards New Jersey’s William Davies Middle School and Nebraska’s St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School $25,000 Each to Build State-of-the-Art Stanley Black & Decker Makerspaces

Blog | Bringing Hydroponic Gardens Into the Classroom With Hawthorne Gardening Company

By National Farm to School Network
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This blog is one in a series that will focus on National Farm to School Network and Hawthorne Gardening Company’s work to bring more indoor gardens to more schools.

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This blog is one in a series that will focus on National Farm to School Network and Hawthorne Gardening Company’s work to bring more indoor gardens to more schools.

Podcast: Combining Technology & Creativity…for Social Good

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Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

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Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

Smithfield Foods Makes Sizable Donation to Support STEAM Education in Rural Communities

Company’s contribution will create FUSE Studios at 20 schools across Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and South Dakota
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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $350,000 donation to FUSE Studios, a high-quality and results-driven educational program piloted through Northwestern University that aims to transform science, technology

PNC Sponsors High School Students for the Company's Young Innovators: Code for Your Cause Program

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PNC strives to inspire learning and STEAM programs within our community. Pittsburgh high school students joined PNC’s Young Innovators: Code for Your Cause. These talented students were tasked with designing & developing innovative solutions in response to challenge statements with the help of PNC mentors. Chief technology officer, Dana Edwards, sponsored local high school students to give them a platform to create solutions for issues they're passionate about.

High School Students Become STEM Stars at CodeWars

At this annual competition put on by HP and HPE, students get fun, first-hand programming experience solving problems with code.
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It’s early morning on a Saturday at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Houston campus, and more than 700 teens — some in wizard hats and Viking horns — take their places for the countdown. Across three large, open rooms where employees typically dine and socialize, the groups of two or three have fired up their computers, flipped through dog-eared Java programming books, and set up snacks, sodas and good luck charms at their stations. They’re excited, a little bit nervous and ready to compete.

Cerritos Student Scores $40,000 Edison Scholarship

by Mary Ann Milbourn
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When Hannah Chen saw the camera crews at Gretchen Whitney High School in Cerritos, she figured it was part of a video being shot to promote her award-winning school.

She even played along when she was called up to the front of her Advanced Placement Psychology class while the cameras were rolling.

What she wasn’t expecting was what came next — being presented with a $40,000 college scholarship by Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison.

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