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The California STEM Learning Network Releases New STEM Toolkit

The California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) has recently released a report and supplement toolkit with resources to help advocates built a strong foundation of STEM and science education in schools' L

EiE Releases Two New 'Engineering Everywhere' Curriculum Units

Check out Engineering is Elementary's two new 'Engineering Everywhere' curriculum units for June! 

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Assembly Bill 252 Seeks to Provide Funding For AP Courses to Low-Income Schools

Assemblyman Chris Holden recently authored AB 252, which seeks to support STEM education in underserved communities by providing funding for Advanced Placement Courses in STEM subjects in order to incre

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CASRC and CHKRC Online Training: Hands-On STEM Series

Check out the Hands-On STEM Series Training hosted by the California After School Resource Center (CASRC) and California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC).

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The Tech Challenge 2015: Seismic Engineering in Action

Register now for the 2015 Tech Challenge: Seismic Engineering in Action, an interactive design contest for children grades 4-12 where participants apply engineering knowledge to solve a real-life problem. Developed by the Tech Museum of Innovation, this challenge is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards as well as Common Core and aims to promote STEM learning. Additionally, the challenge includes team workshops, information clinics, trainings, lessons, and final event days.

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New After School Unit Will Offer High-Flying Fun

Engineering Adventures, as part of their elementary after school curriculum, has released a new unit called "Sky's the Limit," designed to engage students in topics of aeronautical engineering. Currently undergoing pilot testing, this curriculum introduces engineering in a fun and exciting way through allowing kids to build their own flying saucers and helicopters and testing them in model wind tunnels. "Sky's the Limit" is supported by NASA and will be widely available to the public in Fall 2014. 

Students in Regular Day and After School Programs at Lymon Gilmore Middle School Participate in Large Scientific Project

On May 31, 2014, regular day and and after school programs at Lymon Gilmore Middle School hosted the Second Annual Flight Day in celebration of Gilmore's first successful airplane flight by setting up many interactive activity booths educating students about the science and engineering behind the principles of flight. This event brought together an entire community of educators and even included a fly over by 15 local pilots.

STEM Mentors Aim to Reverse Low Diversity Trend in Tech Fields

A recent report released by Google reveals starkingly low levels of diversity in tech fields with regards to women and minorities. Specifically, only 17% of the field is represented by women and less than 3% is represented by minority groups.

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Engineer's Week in Chula Vista

Chula Vista (Vista Square) & South Bay Family YMCA is a part of our Power of Discovery: STEM2 efforts. They had a major celebration for Engineer’s Week & received great media coverage. 

 
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Start Engineering Develops "Dream, Invent, Create" Kids Book

Start Engineering is proud to announce the release of their kids book "Dream, Invent, Create" to engage elementary school children in engineering. With poems, illustrations, and activities, this book demonstrates to kids how engineering is in the world all around us and how the field yields many exciting possibilities.

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