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Teachers Learn How to Spark Early Interest in STEM Careers

By Christie L.C. Ellis
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To help fill a pipeline of future scientists and engineers, many teachers in the St. Louis area are “stemitizing” — integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts into all school subjects.

One such effort, STEMpact’s Teacher Quality program, trains 150 kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers on how to incorporate the concepts into their curriculum in hopes of building early interest in STEM careers.

Why Accenture Committed $200M to Equip the World With Digital Skills

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Benjamin Mays, mentor to Martin Luther King, once said: “He who starts behind in the great race of life, must forever remain behind, or run faster than the man in front.” Mays’ comments were made in the context of the 1960s civil rights movement in America, but could just as easily apply to inequalities today—and with regard to our digital future.

Traveling Science Lab 'Curiosity Cube' Comes To Laramie 

By Klara Castillo
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Pharmaceuticals and biosciences company MilliporeSigma is stopping in Laramie this week to showcase its “Curiosity Cube.” What used to be a 22 by 10-foot shipping container is now a mobile science lab with interactive experiments. The Curiosity Cube allows kids to experience different technologies like high-tech microscopes, virtual reality, and 3D printers. 

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Curiosity Cube Teaches Kids About STEM

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A Laramie company has created a mobile science lab out of an old shipping container.

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Curiosity Cube Encourages Youngsters to Learn About STEM

By Patrick Wolfinbarger
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LARAMIE – Children and parents got more than fireworks this Fourth of July week as they participated in educational science experiments about the human body with the arrival of the Curiosity Cube.

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Empowering Washington, D.C., Residents Through Academic Scholarships

The District of Columbia Housing Authority goes beyond its mission of ensuring affordable housing by providing its residents with opportunities to build self-sufficiency through tools like its Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Program
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The 2017 fall semester was about to start, but Lillian Copeland was still uncertain about how she was going to pay her college tuition. The rising sophomore and Washington, D.C., native had been accepted as a transfer student at Spelman College in Atlanta, but she needed more money.

“I wanted to go to Spelman because it was my dream school,” said the 19-year-old. “And to get accepted there and then not know if I could pay the bill was so stressful.”

Recipes For Learning -- Scotiabank Trains Canteen Cooks

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As Scotiabank steps up its Nutrition for Learning (NFL) programme, targeting students in 38 primary level institutions, it recently hosted workshops for several school canteen cooks. The workshops, which have been conducted by master chef Jacqui Tyson, sought to equip canteen and administrative personnel in schools with the knowledge and skill to prepare nutritional and healthy meals for students.

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Traveling Science Lab Comes to Kankakee

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MilliporeSigma is bringing its Curiosity Cube to Kankakee this week for a public event Saturday at the Kankakee Farmers’ Market.

Formerly a shipping container, the retrofitted Cube now is a traveling science lab that will reach about 50,000 students this year.

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Meet the Scientist: Zaven Kaprielian, Director of Research in Neuroscience at Amgen Massachusetts

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Meet the Scientist: Julie M. Lade, Scientist in the Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism Department

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

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