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Using Data to Decode an Unprecedented Election Cycle

“Working with numbers is a way through all the noise.” - Bloomberg Politics editor Kelly Bare
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Media Forum.

Political reporting focuses on human behavior: both the messages candidates choose and how people respond. But in this year’s unconventional election cycle, traditional coverage alone only tells part of the story. Enter Bloomberg Politics, which is forging a new, data-driven journalistic approach.

Support Girls in STEM Through Vision to Share

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Vision to Share: Girls in STEM

VSP Vision Care, the nation's only not-for-profit vision care company, is asking you to share their vision of empowering girls to realize their full potential. They are raising awareness about young women who are pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and helping to fund ChickTech programs across the U.S.

What if There Were More Women in Tech?

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Originally posted on BBC.com

Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg

"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).

Putting Their Heads Together

By Louise Wrege
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STEVENSVILLE — How can people reduce the amount of food waste in their homes?

This is a problem about 100 Lakeshore High School Math and Science Center students are working to solve with help from Whirlpool Corp. mentors through the Benton Harbor company's 2016 Innovation Challenge.

Continue reading on the Herald Palladium

Girl Power Comes to STEM Education

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According to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce, but are much less represented in particular science and engineering occupations. They comprise 39 percent of chemists and material scientists, 28 percent of environmental scientists and geoscientists, 16 percent of chemical engineers, and just 12 percent of civil engineers.*

Where are all the women? They are coming on strong—and starting to make their mark in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

FIRST Robotics Teams Gear Up for “First Stronghold” with $250,000 from FCA Foundation

Grants enable Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan teams to compete for robotics championship
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January 6, 2016, Auburn Hills, Mich., /3BL Media/ – The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, today announced $250,000 in grants to FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) and FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The grants will offset the costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel for an estimated 650 students.

Fox and Microsoft Announce Grand Prize Winners of 'Hacking Mars' STEM Design Contest

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Microsoft has named Matt Marshall, Nis Bojin, and Dallas Kasaboski the winners of the Hacking Mars Design Challege, a unique online science and technology competition launched in September and developed exclusively around the Twentieth Century Fox film The Martian. Marshall's team created devices called Modular Sensors, which monitor radiation levels, temperature, atmospheric pressure, oxygen, and more in the Mars station that Mark Watney (Matt Damon) inhabits in the film.

TWC Celebrates STEM and Environmentalism at Milwaukee STEMfest

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The 7th annual Time Warner Cable STEMfest took place Nov. 6 & 7 at Milwaukee’s Discovery World, and more than 5,000 problem solvers took part in the event’s hands-on STEM activities!

FOX Celebrates Scientists, Inspires Students with Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, Airing this Sunday, Nov. 29

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On Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7/6c, FOX will air a one-hour special on the 2015 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, an annual awards show honoring the work of today's leading scientists and mathematicians. The ceremony, hosted by Family Guy creator and Cosmos executive producer Seth MacFarlane at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, originally aired live on 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel on Nov. 8.

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