Women in STEM Begins With Girls in STEM: 7 Ways to Support a Generation of Scientific Young Women

There is an issue with trying to determine why STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is still a four-letter word to women: We’re asking the wrong question. We should be asking instead, Why is STEM still a four-letter word to girls? Representing women in technology and science begins with raising girls to become a part […]

STEM: Not just four subjects, but a set of lifelong skills

  Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – is arguably the most talked about education and workforce development topic today. It should be: STEM is the very foundation upon which students will build the skills and knowledge they need for a successful career, no matter their chosen profession. At Project Lead the Way, the […]

Will.i.am: ‘STEM Solves a Lot of Problems’

  The Black Eyed Peas frontman says STEM education will get America’s schools back on track. Will.i.am likes robots as much as he likes rapping – maybe even more so. The Grammy Award-winning musician and Black Eyed Peas frontman has supported inventor Dean Kamen’s FIRST Robotics Competitions, inspired underserved students with technology through his i.am.angel […]

STEMconnector®’s Innovation Task Force Releases STEM 2.0: An Imperative For Our Future Workforce

STEMconnector®’s Innovation Task Force Releases STEM 2.0 – An Imperative For Our Future Workforce (#STEM2pt0) Washington, DC — June 18, 2014 | Today STEMconnector’s Innovation Task Force released its first publication, STEM 2.0 — An Imperative For Our Future Workforce in digital and print editions. The publication is a collection of articles written by senior-level STEM leaders from the corporate, […]

Decide if a STEM High School Is Right for Your Child

The new high school in Jeannine Cerajewski’s area gave her a lot to consider. On one hand, she thought the school’s focus on science, technology, engineering and math could help her daughter Mary, then a freshman, sharpen her skills and be better prepared for college. But the Fort Wayne, Ind., parent didn’t want Mary to be a guinea pig, either. […]

Announcing the White House Science Fair and Celebrating Girls Excelling in STEM

Next week – on Tuesday, May 27 – the White House is going to be filled with robots, science projects, and more. Students from around the country are headed to the 2014 White House Science Fair hosted by President Obama, and we couldn’t be more excited. With students from a broad range of science, technology, […]

From Alfalfa to ‘Old Smokey,’ Students Use STEM to Solve Real-World Issues

Samsung celebrated the winners of its annual Solve for Tomorrow contest Wednesday. A crime-fighting math equation, a better kind of air conditioner and potentially life-saving alfalfa plants were among the five winners of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Hailing from Florida, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington State, the five teams of middle-school students, teachers […]

Standards for Computer Science Education Need Improvement

At the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference, experts sound the alarm about computer science in the U.S. Support and standards for computer science education in America has a long way to go, a trio of industry and educational leaders argued April 25 at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference. At a panel entitled “Giving Computer Science […]

The Crucial Role of Mentors in STEM

A panel at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference agreed that too many students in poor, rural or underserved communities need mentoring opportunities. Mentoring a young person in the STEM fields can start as early as in pre-school, the benefits can last a lifetime and mentorship is crucial to reversing the achievement gap between black […]

Lego, National Instruments Promote ‘Hands-On’ STEM Education

  New guidelines for teaching STEM call for far more active engagement with learning material. The company that brought millions of Technicolor bricks to children’s playrooms around the world now has its eyes on overhauling STEM education. Lego, the toy-block behemoth, has worked with National Instruments for nearly 20 years to bring more hands-on learning to science, […]

Just What America Needs

Policymakers could learn some things from America’s brightest science students. How can we give America’s kids the skills and preparation they need to compete in the global economy?  It’s a critical question facing policymakers, and one of increasing importance given the economic reality that many of America’s middle-class jobs are disappearing, replaced by low-wage service […]

Tweet Chat: Thursday, April 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

  Follow #AskSTEM to join the conversation and discuss important topics in #STEM.   Date: Thursday, April 10th  Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm EST Host: @STEMsolutions

Gaining STEAM: Teaching Science Through Art

Breaking down the walls between art, hard sciences and math, a new crop of educators is designing curricula that allow these subjects partner with one another, encouraging holistic learning. Across the country, teachers and administrators are coming to a similar conclusion: art informs science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and vice versa. Consequently, they are pioneering […]

Report: STEM Job Market Much Larger Than Previously Reported

The demand for students trained in science, technology, engineering and math fields may be significantly larger than previous studies have estimated, according to new data from Burning Glass Technologies.  The new analysis of millions of job postings found there were 5.7 million openings in STEM fields in 2013, 4.4 million of which required at least a bachelor’s degree and […]

Hour of Code Initiative Engages Middle School Girls in Computer Science

Celebrities, politicians and computer science industry leaders have all intensified their calls for more students to become well-versed in the language of coding and computer programming, due to a projected shortage of 1 million workers in the field by 2020. That’s why Code.org, a nonprofit advocacy group that promotes computer science education, started an initiative to […]

Teen Cancer Researcher: ‘Science Shouldn’t Be a Luxury’

The 15-year-old who changed the way we diagnosed cancer is now a 16-year-old with a new mission. Jack Andraka, who developed a better test for pancreatic cancer, wants to make knowledge a basic human right. “Science shouldn’t be a luxury, and knowledge shouldn’t be a commodity,” he said Monday at the 2013 Social Good Summit. Andraka said that […]

Intel Foundation: Changing Attitudes Is Key in STEM Education

Wendy Hawkins says it is critical to engage students, make them believe they can be scientists. Several studies have reported that during the next 10 years, there will be millions of open jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields – also known as STEM – and not enough educated workers to fill those positions. […]

To Boost STEM Education, Companies Need to Change How They Hire

Jamai Blivin, founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate, says that the pathway from education to employment is evolving – and companies need to adapt to hire the best and the brightest candidates. Science, technology, engineering, and math may be the keys to maintaining an innovation economy in the United States. But traditional STEM education alone may not be […]

More Brains? Teaching STEM by Studying Zombies

Educators are trying to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math by linking STEM education to things many students already love: zombies, space travel, superheroes and crime investigations. Created by Texas Instruments with help from the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, “STEM Behind Hollywood” aims to inspire students by showing them how TV and […]

2013 Smithsonian Online Education Conference Series Presents: “NASA’s ‘Amazing Space’”

Using Hubble Space Telescope Images in the Classroom Will Be Conference Focus The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting an online education conference for teachers Aug. 14 that showcases some of NASA’s most incredible astronomical images and the mysteries of the universe they have revealed. The session is the result of a […]

STEM Premier debuts Multi-Channel Network for STEM students, Colleges and Corporations

With only one third of students qualified for the fast growing demand for STEM related jobs, STEM Premier provides a game changing solution for the challenges in the STEM marketplace. STEM Premier is a subscription based virtual platform that provides students, no matter where they are in the world, an equal opportunity to showcase their […]

Chelsea Clinton: Girls need STEM role models

Chelsea Clinton is calling on Hollywood to promote more smart and sexy female characters. “We need Hollywood to make movies and television shows about sexy female engineers,” Clinton said in an interview aired Friday on CNN. Clinton lamented statistics that show girls lose interest in the sciences as they grow older. “I think [girls are] not seeing […]

Special Texas Day

Special Texas Day programming is scheduled on the first day of the STEM Solutions National Conference, on June 17, 2013 including a luncheon and celebration dinner.  For more information, please contact Tori Baucum. 12:00 PM:     T-STEM Leadership Luncheon Keynote speaker: Rashid Davis, Founding Principal of P-Tech Academy, New YorkLocation: Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez […]

Conference Tracks Announced

Reflective of this year’s conference theme—Teach. Inspire. Hire.—the targeted tracks present a truly comprehensive look at today’s challenges in STEM and lay the groundwork for sustainable solutions for tomorrow. The program seeks to engage educators, business leaders and policymakers in hard-hitting discussions geared toward solving the most critical and relevant STEM issues. Each conference track is designed […]

U.S. News Presents STEM Solutions 2012

U.S. News & World Report presents an archived video of the STEM Solutions 2012 summit in Dallas, where more than 1,500 educators, scientists, and government officials have gathered along with major corporations to discuss the need to get more sudents interested in science, technology, engineering, and math classes. View the video on the official U.S. News STEM […]

The State of STEM and Jobs

The first national STEM education and employment conference showcased successful programs–but there’s a need to scale up By Brian Kelly— 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 […]

U.S. News Inducted Five to STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

Last June at STEM Solutions 2012, five experts from various fields were named to the first class of the U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, as selected by a committee of industry, academic, and nonprofit sector leaders for their roles in advancing STEM. The awards ceremony followed several days of presentations, panels, and conversations—not to mention […]

National STEM Conference Exceeds Expectations, Lays Foundation for Future Events

Inaugural conference on bridging STEM skills gap attracts 1,500 people, including industry heavy-hitters. Washington, DC—In Dallas, Texas last month, approximately 1,500 experts in business, education and government put their heads together to address the country’s critical need for a globally competitive workforce that is skilled in science, technology, engineering and math.

Co-chair Highlight: Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees.  BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – nearly […]

Co-Chair Highlight: Boy Scouts of America

For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America have helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Through the merit badge program and activity program for younger Scouts, BSA introduces elements of science, technology, engineering and math in new ways that will help youth build necessary life […]

Co-chair Highlight: Association of Community College Trustees

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. These community professionals, business officials, public policy leaders, and leading citizens offer their time and talent to […]

Co-chair Highlight: American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.

Co-chair Highlight: American Association of Blacks in Energy

American Association of Blacks in Energy works to serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities and to ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials. Thank […]

Co-chair Highlight: Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America

ASTRA is a collaboration of over 130 companies, academic institutions, professional societies, trade associations, and foundations. ASTRA’s mission is to ensure that there is an adequate, and growing, investment by the Federal government in basic research in the physical sciences, the mathematical and computational sciences, and engineering. To accomplish this goal, ASTRA has developed facts-based […]

Why STEM Matters: Brian Kelly Interviews Aerospace Industries Association

1. Why does STEM matter to your organization? Among all industries, the aerospace and defense industry is uniquely affected by American students’ waning interest and disappointing performance in STEM subjects.  Many positions in our companies can only be filled by U.S. citizens because they require security clearances.  Corporations cannot outsource those jobs or fill them […]

Co-chair Highlight: Entertainment Industries Council

The Entertainment Industry Council represents the best creative works that come out of Hollywood, New York and beyond and takes an active role in helping entertainment creators maximize the realistic attributes of health and social issues in their productions. EIC provides educational services and resources as well. Thank you, EIC, for your support in the […]

Co-chair Highlight: American Geophysical Union

American Geophysical Union (AGU) is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations. Don’t miss CEO, Christine McEntee, speaking Wednesdsay at 10:45am with other panelists, Session 303:Extending the Welcome Mat: Attracting and Retaining STEM Majors. Thank you, AGU, […]

Co-chair Highlight: Change the Equation

Change the Equation pledges to foster widespread literacy in STEM that sparks an innovative spirit in students and prepares them for postsecondary options. Don’t miss Linda P. Rosen, CEO, at the Summit on Thursday:Session 302: Accelerating STEM Education and Session 403: Strengthening STEM Philanthropy: Investing in the Best Thank you, Change the Equation for your support […]

Co-chair Highlight: Society of Women Engineers

According to Betty Shanahan,CAE, F.SWE, Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers, “  “Approximately two-thirds of our future workforce – women, people of color and people with disabilities – remains minimally tapped as a source of future engineers. The value of increasing the participation in engineering of women and other under-represented populations goes beyond […]

Why STEM Matters: Brian Kelly Interviews the College Board

Why does STEM matter to your organization? Our mission is to help ensure that all students are college and career ready by the time they leave high school. With much of the nation’s job growth occurring in STEM fields such as healthcare, mathematics, engineering, and the technology sector, STEM is critical to the core of […]

Why STEM Matters: Brian Kelly Interviews American Geophysical Union

Why does STEM matter to your organization? As the nation’s need for scientists and engineers increases, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) encourages young Americans to look up – and down – for their future careers to meet the demands. Earth and space sciences are strategic elements of the overall STEM community, and offer today’s students […]

Why STEM Matters: Brian Kelly Interviews the Business and Industry STEM Education Coalition (BISEC)

Why does STEM matter to your organization? STEM is critical to continued innovation and new products that can help make the world a better place. STEM is also a key part of a healthy economy, business growth and stronger communities and good jobs. People with STEM backgrounds find careers in every part of our economy […]

Co-chair Highlight: The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States. They are affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers and can best be described as part think tank, part solutions center. In partnership with some of the leading consulting firms in the country, the Institute studies the […]

Co-chair Highlight: TechNet

TechNet is the policy and political network of CEOs and Senior Executives that promotes the growth of technology and the innovation economy. TechNet promotes that technology and innovation are central to America’s economic and social well-being. Thank you, TechNet for your support in the Summit.

Co-chair Highlight: American Association of Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 13 million students.  Thank you, AACC, for your support in the Summit.

Co-chair Highlight: National Minority Technology Council

The National Minority Technology Council is the nation’s representative organization for the minority technology industry. The National Minority Technology Council is organized into 40 Districts across the US. This District Strategy allows each NMTC District the opportunity to provide regional support for our national initiatives. The Council is working with local school administrators, Universities, and […]

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  Why STEM Matters: Brian Kelly Interviews ASME   1.  Why does STEM matter to your organization?  STEM education is important to the future of the engineering workforce, many of whom will discover new, emerging and evolving technologies. With shifting U.S. demographics in the coming years, the engineering community needs to do a better job of […]

Co-chair Highlight: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

During the event, SHPE will be presenting demographic information regarding the Hispanic market and will share the innovative solutions and steps the organization is taking to address the need for STEM talent. Thank you, SHPE, for your support in the Summit.

Co-chair Highlight: MentorNet

MentorNet works to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network. Thank you, MentorNet, for your support in the Summit.

Co-chair Highlight: Conrad Foundation

“STEM Summit 2012 and the Conrad Foundation share a common goal – using STEM as a pathway to create jobs,” says Nancy Conrad, founder and chairman of the Conrad Foundation. “I am an advocate for bringing attention to the critical need for encouraging STEM skills to grow an innovative workforce. While our education system may be […]

Co-chair Highlight: Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA partners with a broad array of key stakeholders such as corporations, foundations, government, academia and nonprofits to access the resources and expertise that enable the organization to design and deliver robust STEM learning experiences for girls.  According to Frank Signorello, Manager, STEM Program Initiatives for Girl Scouts of the USA, […]

Co-chair Highlight: Jobs for the Future

According to Nancy Hoffman, VP and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, “We are supporting STEM Solutions because proficiency in STEM fields and pathways to STEM careers are extremely important for our global competitiveness and the future of our youth…All young Americans should be STEM-capable, no matter where they live, what educational path they […]

Co-chair Highlight: Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Tecnology Centers is committed to raising public understanding of science’s role in solving critical societal issues, and its value in igniting and nurturing the innovative spirit that people of all ages need for success in today’s world. According to Anthony (Bud) Rock, ASTC CEO, “With nearly 350 members in the United States alone—including at least […]

Co-chair Highlight: Business-Higher Education Forum

According to Brian Fitzgerald, CEO of Business-Higher Education Forum, “BHEF’s STEM Higher Education Workforce Project promotes innovative collaboration between corporate and academic institutions to increase the number and diversity of STEM graduates, improve undergraduate STEM learning, and meet regional STEM workforce needs. BHEF’s regional pilots will demonstrate how companies can significantly contribute to growing the country’s […]

Co-chair Highlight: Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality after school programs. Studies show that participation in quality after school programs directly relate to a students’ academic success.   According to Director of STEM Policy, Anita Krishnamurthi, PhD, “Our organization is participating in STEM Solutions because it offers a wonderful […]

Co-chair Highlight: Reasoning Mind

Explaining why Reasoning Mind is enthusiastic about STEM Solutions 2012, Dr. Khachatryan, president and CEO, stated, “As an organization devoted to improving math education, the entire Reasoning Mind team is thrilled to put our support behind the STEM Solutions Summit, especially in our home state of Texas. We believe STEM Solutions has the potential to […]

Co-chair Highlight: Association of Science – Technology Centers

The Association of Science-Technology Centers is a global nonprofit organization of science centers and museums committed to raising public understanding of science’s role in solving critical societal issues and its value in igniting and nurturing the innovative spirit needed for success in today’s world.

Co-chair Highlight: Great Minds in STEM

Great Minds in STEM has provided over $1.5 million in STEM scholarships to 850 college and graduate students. According to CEO of Great Minds in STEM, Ray Mellado, “Our vision is to be a national leader in keeping America technologically strong by promoting STEM careers, especially in underserved communities. With support from a substantial core […]

Co-chair Highlight: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

U.S. News STEM Solutions thanks the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for their support. CAEL works to constantly advance the future of a strong STEM workforce with career exploration, tailored curriculum and unique educational tools. Pamela Tate, President and CEO, says, “There is a natural alignment between STEM Solutions and CAEL’s work and […]

Co-chair Highlight: National Research Center for College & University Admissions

Why STEM Matters: A Conversation with Brian Kelly and the Ed Doody from the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA)   1. Why does STEM matter to your organization? The United States currently faces a critical, economic crisis driven by a growing gap between the skill requirements of a 21st Century workforce and […]

Co-chair Highlight: National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation believes that if women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities were prepared to work in STEM careers in proportion to their current workforce engagement, high tech labor demands by business could be met, U.S. global competiveness would improve, global challenges could be better addressed, and women’s economic […]

Co-chair Highlight: American Society for Engineering Education

Among the STEM stakeholders who have signed on to get behind the Summit is the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). As one of the conference’s Co-chairs, ASEE will provide topical input, expertise and support throughout the planning stages, as well as during the conference. The society provides a direct connection between STEM education and […]

Brian Kelly to Moderate at Energy Summit

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report, is set to moderate A Discussion with University Presidents on Education Strategies in STEM Education, April 11, 2012 at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs, CO. Panelists at the General Session include Dr. Phil DiStefano, Chancellor, University of Colorado Boulder and Richard […]

Innovate+Educate to Exhibit at Global New Energy Summit

Visit Innovate+Educate in booth #4 at the Global New Energy Summit, April 9 – 11, 2012 in Colorado Springs.

STEM Solutions 2012 Welcomes New Co-chairs

STEM Solutions 2012 is excited to welcome three new Co-chairs: Boy Scouts of America, Teach for America and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Innovate+Educate Launches New Online Magazine

U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 co-presenter, Innovate+Educate, launches new online magazine. U.S. News’ Editor, Brian Kelly, talks about his passion for STEM. Review the premiere issue.

Conference Tracks Announced

STEM Solutions 2012 sessions are organized in five tracks highlighting the most important aspects of the STEM education issue today: The Demand Side – Industry and Jobs Today: What will it take to fill 3 million open STEM jobs in three years? The Supply Side – Education and Jobs Tomorrow: Where will the next 10 […]