Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM, are essential for inventions that we bring to life. It’s easy to imagine that technology will always get better, faster and cheaper – but without disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist. We must lead the next generation of great thinkers and inventors by showing them the possibilities that lay before them in areas such as robotics, connected cars, IoT and 5G. Our STEM education efforts are helping to do just that and more.
Thirty seniors will receive a $40,000 scholarship each in their pursuit of a STEM degree.
When Promise Agbo, 17, was 6 years old, her father would often take her outside to look at the stars in the sky.
Ten years later, she accepted an internship at NASA where she was able to work on the Mars Mission. Her idea: a hybrid spacecraft that once deployed would break off into a satellite and land rover. Her idea was so good it was presented to the NASA administration.
“I like to explore something that we never knew about,” said Agbo, who hopes to one day work at NASA as a space flight engineer. “Ideas can come to fruition. If you dream a good idea, it can come true.”
The FIRST Michigan robotics state championship took place at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, April 15, and Consumers Energy sponsored its efforts.
The competition brings together students interested in STEM-based careers–those with interests in science, technology, engineering and math. A total of 160 teams will be competing in Saginaw for the opportunity to advance to the world competition, set to be held in St. Louis, Missouri later this month.
by Cynthia Temesi, Executive Education Consultant, with contributions from Carmen A Rahm, Assistant Superintendent & Chief Information Officer, Kent School District
When it comes to thoughtfully placing technology into the classroom and the curriculum, it’s about more than just providing the tools.
Kent School District in Kent, Washington knows firsthand about the shift from giving students and educators technology access, to providing them with the right technology access and skills to empower learning. They recently underwent a multi-step visioning process to drive this shift. To do so, they hosted a Tech Summit for students, educators, administrators and community members.
In celebration of February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month, 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres invited schools, community groups, and non-profit organizations to apply for special screenings of Academy Award-nominated Hidden Figures. Over 7,000 groups applied for free screenings, resulting in approximately 3,500 free tickets distributed across the U.S.
Program Promotes Exploration in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Young Female Students at Lakeview Elementary
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. & MIAMI, April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Samsung Electronics America (KRX:005930) (“Samsung”) today unveiled the projects from the Samsung emPOWER Tomorrow program at Lakeview Elementary School in Miami, Fla.
It's not in her job title, but PayPal's Jayashree Sundaresan is a technology leader as well as a people person. Personal success, she says, is to help others succeed – from guiding her engineers as Director of Global Operations Product Development, to mentoring women re-entering the tech world. It all starts with her relentless energy, which she applies to leading successful projects at work to exercising (she has a mean badminton game), to event planning in her community and even singing.