CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER HOSTING FIRST STEM PATHWAY INSTITUTE
STEM LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION JOIN TOGETHER TO EXPLORE CARNEGIE STEM EXCELLENCE PATHWAY
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25, 2016 — Educators from around the country are convening at Carnegie Science Center this week to learn how to implement the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway in their regions. This is the first Pathway Provider Training Institute. Running through Friday, Aug.
Is Simone Biles really unbeatable? Breaking down the physics behind her gymnastics (Quartz)
Less than halfway through her first Olympic games, Simone Biles is already a legend.
Pittsburgh Technology Council STEM Summit
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Carnegie Science Center
The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now (Forbes)
As of 2015, STEM occupations–those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math-related subjects–account for almost 8.6 million jobs, or 6.2% of overall employment in the U.S. The highest-paying roles among these occupations come with annual paychecks of nearly $150,000.
Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines (sciencemag.org)
Female college students are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after taking the first course in the calculus series, new research finds.
Microsoft buying LinkedIn could transform the way we’re taught, trained, and hired for jobs (Quartz)
In its $26 billion bid for LinkedIn this week, Microsoft made a bold move, paying almost 50% more per share than the price at which the social network last traded. So… why?
NFL Players Are Tackling STEM (U.S. News)
If you know Kelvin Beachum, it's almost certainly as a giant man who has spent the last four years trying to stop other behemoths from blindsiding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
National Survey Reveals Students Want Hands-On, Real-World STEM Education (T.H.E. Journal)
The new report also found that teachers are a major influence to students in STEM education.
SCIENCE CENTER LAUNCHES STEMISPHERE KIOSK
STEMISPHERE CONNECTS STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS WITH LOCAL STEM RESOURCES
PITTSBURGH, Friday, May 20, 2016 ― A new high-tech kiosk in Carnegie Science Center’s lobby will enable visitors to search STEMisphere (www.STEMisphere.org), a free central hub listing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resources across the region.
Pitt dedicates $1M to fund innovation (Pittsburgh Business Times)
The University of Pittsburgh is slating $1 million over the next two years to fund faculty and students working to commercialize their research projects.
Prince quietly helped launch a coding program for inner city youth (Quartz)
Though many would say Prince changed the world through his music, the artist also took a hands-on approach to changing the world beyond music.
The global superstar was the inspiration behind YesWeCode, an Oakland nonprofit, which works to help young people from minority backgrounds enter the tech world.
Pathway Provider Training Institute
As an organization committed to STEM excellence, becoming a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Provider will enable you to offer a research-based and field proven strategic planning process to your partner schools.
CARNEGIE MUSEUMS ANNOUNCES THE PUBLIC LAUNCH OF SPARK! A CAMPAIGN FOR CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER
The $34.5 million campaign will more than double the Science Center’s educational space, expand its transformational STEM programming, and grow its regional impact.
Not just reading and math: Education Secretary to call for return to a ‘well-rounded education’ (The Washington Post)
he nation’s schools have focused so intently on improving students’ math and reading skills that, in many cases, they have squeezed out other important subjects, such as social studies, science and the arts.
That’s the message that U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. plans to deliver during a speech Thursday at an arts-focused school in Las Vegas, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks.
We’re closer to a future where we can 3D print anything (Quartz)
We were promised sneakers and dinner at the push of a button, and instead we got tchotchkes.
Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone (latimes)
Apple Inc. refused to give the FBI software the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI's assistance.
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF COVESTRO PITTSBURGH REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
FOUR LOCAL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2016 — More than 1,200 students representing schools throughout the region competed yesterday in Carnegie Science Center’s 77th annual Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair — one of the oldest and largest science fairs in the nation. This year’s participation was the highest sinc
Allegheny Conference to Win Science Center's Chairman's Award
DISTINGUISHED AWARD RECOGNIZES CONFERENCE’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON REGION
PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2016 ― Carnegie Science Center today announced that the Allegheny Conference on Community Development will be awarded the 2016 Chairman’s Award at the Carnegie Science Awards ceremony to be held May 6 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
littleBits’ New Product Reflects CEO’s Journey From STEM to STEAM (EdSurge)
LittleBits’ latest product, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Student Set, debuts March 8, and it mirrors CEO Ayah Bdeir’s own personal history: “I wanted to be a designer,” she said, “but my parents said I owed to myself to be an engineer.” She became both.
The non-technical fields that young people should be studying if they want to be innovators (Quartz)
No one disputes that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Eric Schmidt built their careers—and fortunes—on their technical know-how. But their successes wouldn’t have occurred if they hadn’t pursued softer subjects like psychology and international relations.