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The Results of Fun Student Contest: Innovative Solutions

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by Rose Kirk

Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful?  Of course it is!  In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.

KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms

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By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.

Universities Tap Mobile for Math, Science Teacher Training

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By Kari Jensen

December 2, 2013
 

The University of Texas at Austin and three other universities are training new math and science teachers to use mobile in what is claimed to be a first-of-its kind national program.

Could I? Should I? Overcoming Ambivalence in Career Choices

Scenario workshops help women in science set career goals and confront gender bias
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In a recent study, researchers at Yale University demonstrated that both male and female faculty staff valued men more than women. When asked to judge applicants for a job as lab manager, female and male professors rated male applicants more highly than identically qualified females, and offered the men a significantly higher salary plus additional mentoring support.

Verizon, UTeach Institute Launch Program to Help Future Teachers Integrate Mobile Tech Into Math and Science Teaching

Innovative Program, Now at Four Universities, Will Be Available in the Future to UTeach Programs Nationwide
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AUSTIN, Texas – The UTeach Institute, a notable teacher preparation organization at the University of Texas at Austin, has teamed up with Verizon to launch a program that is helping tomorrow’s educators effectively use mobile technology to improve student learning and interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

19 Tennessee and Virginia Teachers Awarded Eastman Education Grants

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November 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company awarded education grants to 19 teachers in seven local school systems through the company's Putting Children First program during an awards ceremony on Monday night. School systems awarded with grants include: Bristol Tennessee City, Hawkins County, Johnson City, Kingsport City, Scott County (VA), Sullivan County and Washington County (TN).

Chrysler Group Expands Commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology

The Chrysler Foundation donates $15,000 to support scholarship program for women
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November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Chrysler Group LLC expanded its commitment to the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) with a $15,000 grant from The Chrysler Foundation to support undergraduates who pursue a course of study that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The announcement of the grant was made Nov. 23 at MCWT’s eighth annual Signature Gala in Rochester, Mich. 
 

LETTER: STEM – Where the Jobs Are

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By Stan Usovicz, regional director of external affairs, Verizon, Boston

Technology has radically altered how we work and play, with the “borderless lifestyle” enabling us to watch TV, shop or work when and where we want. 

Businesses must continuously evolve to meet consumers’ needs, and to succeed they need a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM,” fields.

Imperial Oil Funds STEM Education

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2012 Corporate Citizenship Report: Responsible Growth is available online at www.imperialoil.ca/citizenship

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2012 Corporate Citizenship Report: Responsible Growth is available online at www.imperialoil.ca/citizenship

Got a Good Idea for a Mobile App? Win $20,000 for Your School with It!

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Did you ever have an awesome and innovative idea for a phone app? Now's your time to make that idea a reality!

Verizon wants to get middle and high school students stoked on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while helping them solve problems in their communities. Thankfully, there’s an app (challenge) for that!

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