How the U.S. Department of Energy is Upgrading Trucks, How Children with Autism are Getting Introduced to STEM, and why STEM is Important: Friday STEM in the News

STEM In The News:  “Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research” It’s time that trucks got an upgrade, and the U.S. Department of Energy is making sure that happens! “Economic growth requires the movement of goods. Trucks carry more than 70% of the nation’s freight on both… Learn more

Computer Science Courses, STEM Road Trip, Space Camp and more: STEM in the News

STEM In The News:  “As California seeks to add more computer science courses, teachers are answering the call” “As California pushes to increase access to computer science education for K-12 students, schools across the state this summer are preparing to ramp up course offerings and equip teachers to lead computer science courses.” Many teachers and administrators… Learn more

Military Leads to a Path in STEM for Women, the Next Generation of Innovators and DC STEM Jobs: Friday STEM in the News

STEM In The News:  “UNL Research Shows Military Service An Important Pathway To STEM Careers For Women” New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows military service could have a significant impact on whether women end up in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Read more    “Bringing STEM to life for the next generation… Learn more

Advice for Women in STEM, Girls in Aviation, STEM Toys: Friday STEM in the News

STEM In The News:  “Advice for Women in STEM” “It’s been documented that having more women involved in the STEM field leads to greater results for everyone. Yet, women still face many barriers to joining the industry. It can be discouraging to experience gender bias in the workplace and that keeps many women out of STEM. However,… Learn more

USA Science & Engineering Festival Selected to Strengthen National K-16 STEM Education and Outreach

USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL SELECTED TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL K-16 STEM EDUCATION AND OUTREACH The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) recently-launched Defense STEM Education Consortium (DSEC) will strengthen kindergarten through college STEM education and outreach programs across the United States. The DSEC initially includes 15 organizations led on behalf of the DoD STEM office by… Learn more

Role Models, Teacher Shortage, Tech Revolution: STEM in the News

STEM In The News:  “Diverse role models shape the futures students envision” “To help promote more diversity in presentations in school, educators can consider options, such being mindful of the people they invite as guest speakers, selecting books that highlight girls and women and being thoughtful of the unconscious gender bias they’re using as they… Learn more