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What do parents and students think of STEM education?

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STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?

Microsoft Releases National Survey Findings on How to Inspire the Next Generation of Doctors, Scientists, Software Developers and Engineers

New survey among college students and parents of K–12 students provides implications for nurturing interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) REDMOND, WA - September 7, 2011 - Microsoft Corp. today announced the findings of two national surveys, conducted online by Harris Interactive, of college students currently pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees and of parents of K–12 students. The goal of the surveys was to gain insight about what can better prepare and inspire students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM subjects.

Dow Corning and U.S. Department of Energy Introduce New Solar Curriculum to Encourage Students to Learn About Energy

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Dow Corning, a global researcher, developer and manufacturer of the silicon-based materials used in many renewable energy technologies, is introducing a new middle school curriculum focused on solar energy. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the Earth Day Network (EDN), the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and National Education Association (NEA), and introduces students in grades 5-8 to the principles and potential of renewable energy by showcasing solar power and energy efficiency innovations.

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Dow Corning, a global researcher, developer and manufacturer of the silicon-based materials used in many renewable energy technologies, is introducing a new middle school curriculum focused on solar energy. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the Earth Day Network (EDN), the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and National Education Association (NEA), and introduces students in grades 5-8 to the principles and potential of renewable energy by showcasing solar power and energy efficiency innovations.

Cyberchase is making a difference by helping kids become confident problem solvers

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At Ernst & Young, we’ve teamed with the Emmy® award-winning PBS KIDSGO! series Cyberchase to help kids build their math skills.

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At Ernst & Young, we’ve teamed with the Emmy® award-winning PBS KIDSGO! series Cyberchase to help kids build their math skills.

How Boeing is Investing in the Future

A blog from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's Executive Forum
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By Richard Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, & Anne Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing

Corporate citizenship is a key component of Boeing’s business strategy – fueling commerce, providing meaningful employment and playing a role in our communities.

$1.2 Million Grant Funds Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

National Semiconductor “Power of Education” Initiative Supports Education, Teacher Development
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 2, 2011 – National Semiconductor Foundation recently partnered with organizations around the world in an effort to bolster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in academia – from teacher development to hands-on classroom learning. 

Bayer Corporation Launches Making Science Make Sense Facebook Page

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PITTSBURGH - March 18, 2011 - Bayer Corporation today announced the launch of the Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) Facebook page – facebook.com/BayersMSMS. The purpose of the page is to serve as a platform to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and activities in the United States.

Microsoft Launches Kodu Game Lab and Design Competition

Calling All Kids: Microsoft Opens Kodu Cup Video Game Design Competition
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Microsoft announced Kodu Cup, a video game design competition for kids ages 9-17. Kids can enter by using Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab for the PC. 

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Microsoft announced Kodu Cup, a video game design competition for kids ages 9-17. Kids can enter by using Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab for the PC. 

Making Games Can Contribute to Learning

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Editor’s Note: Today we announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of a nationwide Kodu Cup competition. We’re inviting students, aged nine to 17 to design, build and submit their own video games.

The following is a guest blog post about the educational benefits of video games and video game design from Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges, Research Fellow, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, which specializes in advancing children’s learning in the digital age.

Can Kids Love Math and Science More than Ice Cream?

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Posted by Lili Cheng
General Manager, Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs, Microsoft

As part of our broad efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and inspire the world’s next innovators, Microsoft today launched a new product that opens young minds to STEM while providing students with a fun way to build a whole range of skills that will be useful regardless of their chosen career path.

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