My STEM Story: Patricia Florissi of EMC2

January 22, 2015

What first sparked your interest in STEM?
Watching the construction of buildings as I rode the bus to elementary school first sparked my interest in STEM. Throughout my childhood, there were many civil construction projects happening and I’d track the progress of each one as I passed. I was fascinated watching how major constructions were built, brick by brick, until they became major architectural wonders.

Data Disconnects in Education and the Workforce

January 20, 2015

Educators and employers talk a lot about the concept of learning, schooling, and working, with seamless and successful transitions from early childhood programs to K–12 and postsecondary education to careers.

Guest Blog: A Conversation with Matt Dozier of the EAST Initiative

January 8, 2015

How has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?
Our inclusion has helped us give external validity to what we have seen with our own eyes, that the EAST model powerfully engages students in applied STEM learning. Being a part of STEMworks has also given us the responsibility to maintain the quality of our program so we can continue to be a good example of what STEM learning can look like.

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Happy Holidays from Change the Equation

December 19, 2014

From the launch of the Commitment to Excellence in STEM to our Top 5 blog series on STEM job opportunties to our partnership with the BRT on the STEM Skills Gap to our membership delivering on the promise of

Guest Blog: A Conversation With Janine Ingram of MIND Research Institute

December 17, 2014

Janine Ingram, Vice President Philanthropic Partnerships, MIND Research InstituteHow has being in STEMworks changed the way your program works?

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Do the Math and Nab a Parking Spot

December 17, 2014

It’s crunch time for procrastinators in the holiday shopping rush. If you’re planning a trip to the mall to snag those last-minute gifts, finding a parking spot in a crowded lot will be easier if you let math be your guide.

STEM Forecasts the Flu

December 15, 2014

If you’re planning a winter getaway, you might want to time your trip to avoid peak flu season in your town or at your destination.

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Top 5 Cities for Minorities in Computing

December 10, 2014

With Computer Science Education Week in full swing, it’s a good time to take stock of the future of computing in this country. Black, Latino, and Native Americans comprise 29 percent of the U.S. working-age population but only 15 percent of computer professionals. As the tech economy continues to skyrocket, and minorities head towards majority status by 2050, that’s a recipe for squandering human potential and slowing innovation.

Tags: Top 5, jobs & workforce, technology, computer science

Check Out These Promising Programs in STEM!

December 9, 2014

You already know STEMworks as the go-to source for the most effective STEM education programs. (In fact, President Obama even gave us a shout-out about two weeks ago.) Today, STEMworks expanded its reach to celebrate the next generation of programs that will make a big difference for American young people. We call them "Promising Programs."

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It's Your Turn to Show Us Your STEM!

December 5, 2014

We here at Change the Equation love STEM.  We pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe it. We may have mentioned that a time or two.  But besides loving it, we also know how critical STEM literacy is for the future -- of our young people, our workforce, our country's innovation (we may have mentioned this in the past, too). But now it's your turn! And that's why we want you to Show Us Your STEM.  


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