June 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Sahuarita Unified School District will receive $880,000 over the course of three years through the National Math and Science Initiative, which helps high school students succeed in advanced placement classes.
The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is supporting the initiative with a $500,000 grant, and other community businesses are contributing $380,000 to the Dallas-based group to bring the program to the high school students.
It will focus on advanced placement courses in math, science and English.
A wave of companies are working to bring science, tech, maths and engineering skills to young people and bridge the skills gap
There's been a lot of talk over the past decade about the need for more people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) skills in the workplace. Demand is apparently outweighing supply, and according to a recent US government report, jobs in the sector will grow at nearly twice the rate of all other occupations by 2018.
JEFFERSON — Middle School students are being honored today for their app design, “Super Science Girl,” one of eight winners in the national Verizon innovative App Challenge.
The app is designed to spark young girls interest in science and technology activities. Verizon officials will join district officials, Jefferson Township principal Kevin Lipton and teacher Nancy Harris in presenting the award this morning at the Oak Ridge school.
By: Laquita Hall, Vice President of Business Operations, AT&T Technology and Network Operations
I have spent over twenty years using my background in physics and electrical engineering working at AT&T. I spend a lot of my free time thinking about how we can get more women in this field, and it starts with a focus on young girls. We stand to benefit substantially by getting more girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
By Kristen Woods, Symantec Senior Director, Sales Operations
Some days it’s what I do outside of my “day job” at Symantec that reminds me why I am proud to be a part of this organization. As many of us who work for Symantec know, the company is not just about the financial bottom line. Symantec also strives to have a wider positive impact on our communities through the company’s philanthropic strategy that contributes primarily to four key focus areas - science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and equal access to education, diversity, online safety, and environmental responsibility.
Jasmine Hall , Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Megan Prass, Gelsey Jian and Heritage Weems are 11th grade students from South River High School in Edgewater, MD, who share a drive and passion for technology. When their course loads allow, they join competitions, whether it is building a robot or entering a project in the science fair. While this might not seem “typical” for girls in high school, they are not alone. Their school is home to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program that offers chances for both girls and boys to excel in STEM fields.
How Technology Transformed One Struggling School in the Bronx
Just a year ago, the tiny Bronx Academy of Promise charter school was struggling to keep its doors open. Given a Grade F rating from the New York City Department of Education in 2011, it was on the verge of closure, jeopardizing the futures of more than 300 elementary and middle school students.