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One Week left to apply for Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program

Undergraduate College Students interested in Environmental Science Careers should apply this mentoring program to attend the annual science conference of Society of Wetland Scientists.

eCYBERMISSION

School has started and there has never been a better time to make eCYBERMISSION a part of your classroom! Sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the NSTA on behalf of the Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP), eCYBERMISSION is an online learning competition for students in grades six through nine.

The STEM paradoxes: Graduates’ lack of non-technical skills, and not enough women

There’s a paradox in the scientific world, but it may not be the one you’re thinking about.

Here’s why.

On Monday, the New York Academy of Sciences announced that even though the global economy is generating a record number of scientists, it still faces a shortage in science professionals.

This is how bad the gender gap is at tech companies

Looking over the diversity data released by major tech companies over the past several months paints a bleak picture of gender equality in the tech industry, as illustrated by this chart from Statista.

Women make up less than 40 percent of the workforce at Apple, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter, and no more than one-fifth of the technical workforce at those companies. Non-technical employees at those companies are usually around 50 percent women, though Apple is an outlier in that regard with women only making up 35 percent of its non-technical workforce.

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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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Report: STEM Education Lacking in Rural Areas

Opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are lacking at rural schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, according to a new report.

Popular Science's 2015 Invention Awards

With the rise of open-source software and hardware, 3-D printing, and crowdfunding, it’s easier than ever to be a maker. Over the past year, some inventors have created potentially world-changing projects.Popular Science wants to celebrate these amazing builders, tinkerers, and DIY enthusiasts. That’s why we’re featuring them in our annual Invention Awards issue. And to find the best of the best, we need you to submit your amazing creations.

Sally Ride- Deloitte 2014-15 Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM

Sally Ride-Deloitte 2014-15 Award for Teaching Innovation in STEM. With first, second, and third place prizes at $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 respectively, educators developing inventive new ways to promote STEM learning will earn funding for their schools. The deadline to submit entries is October 31, 2014. 

Learn more about applying here.

19 Spooky STEM Projects for Kiddos This Halloween

6 Things You Need to Know About STEM

6 things you need to know about STEM is a CNN news article that highlights some important points about STEM:

1.    Kids need to get excited about science early.

2.   STEM grads aren't just important for engineering.

3.   Fewer women are graduating with computing degrees.

4.   Not all STEM jobs are created equal.

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