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"Technology – Specifically Mobile Devices – Can Help To Capture Students’ Interest And Attention In The Classroom.”

Justina Nixon Saintil, Verizon Foundation Director of Education Programs, speaks with MO.com
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The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Verizon. We are focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. The Foundation has several education programs focused on developing students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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Not Transformers or Terminators, These Robots Help Students Build a Future

The Ultimate Sport for the Mind, 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship
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With team names like “Killer Bees,” Bionic Barons” and “More Martians,”  a dedicated following of high school-aged “techies” happily sacrifice hundreds of hours of their spare time to conceive, design and build some very sophisticated robots and their futures.

Read more about these extraordinary students and their robots in a Chrysler Group LLC blog by Betty Carrier Newman.

 

 

Visual Approach Helps Students Learn Math

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By Alexis Raymond

The importance of improving math education is increasingly urgent. America ranks 25 out of 34 industrialized nations on math tests. Tomorrow’s jobs -- more than 8 million by 2018 -- will require skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Teenage Girl Explores Algae-Powered Biofuel, Wins Intel Science Talent Search

Sara Volz of Colorado Springs, Colo. wins $100,000 Award from the Intel Foundation
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Sappi Invests $100K to Strengthen Science and Math Education in Maine

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Sappi Fine Paper North America, which operates paper mills in Westbrook and Skowhegan, has pledged $100,000 over the course of four years to support a University of Southern Maine program that prepares students for the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The Pioneers Program, established at USM in 2011, is the first college-level program of its kind in the state, according to a media release from Sappi.

Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation Host First-Ever Robotics Competition in Ghana

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TORONTO and BEREKUSO, Ghana, July 30, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashesi University College and The MasterCard Foundation are hosting the first-ever robotics program and competition for secondary school students in Ghana, which will take place from August 6-10 2012. The competition – called Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX) – aims to encourage African high school students to study computer science, engineering and other market-relevant fields at the university level.

Cyberchase is making a difference by helping kids become confident problem solvers

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At Ernst & Young, we’ve teamed with the Emmy® award-winning PBS KIDSGO! series Cyberchase to help kids build their math skills.

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At Ernst & Young, we’ve teamed with the Emmy® award-winning PBS KIDSGO! series Cyberchase to help kids build their math skills.

$1.2 Million Grant Funds Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

National Semiconductor “Power of Education” Initiative Supports Education, Teacher Development
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 2, 2011 – National Semiconductor Foundation recently partnered with organizations around the world in an effort to bolster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in academia – from teacher development to hands-on classroom learning. 

GE Foundation Developing Futures in Cincinnati, Ohio

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With a $20 million education grant from the GE Foundation, Cincinnati Public Schools will be helping to raise student skills in math and science, subjects in which the United States lags behind other industrialized nations. This five-year grant supports a comprehensive effort to improve student scores and learning in math and science, close achievement gaps and encourage more students to attend college.

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