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Amazon is preparing a new wave of thinker workers using robotics to help students learn to love STEM. Find out why.

Erin McCallum is excited for the weekend. She is looking forward to watching her teams compete in the FIRST Lego League competition — where students ages 9 to 16 join together with their coaches to pit the robots they built against teams from throughout the state, completing tasks on a thematic playing surface.“There’s a part of the competition where the students meet with a panel of judges to talk about their project and how they designed their robots to do certain things, how they learned to

Black chemists and chemical engineers convene in St. Louis for five days of networking, workshops, presentations and job opportunities

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers was founded in 1972. The group held its annual conference in St. Louis.ST. LOUIS — The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) met in St. Louis recently for their annual meeting. There were over 500 of the most brilliant minds in the field STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) gathered from across America, Canada

16 Yr Old STEM Student acquires Pilot License Before Learning To Drive!

Sydney-Marie Flowers, a STEM student from Cleveland, is only 16 but already will be fully set to become a licensed private pilot this year even though she doesn’t even have her driver’s license yet.Flowers was recognized as a top student at a local aviation camp and was chosen by a national camp sponsored by the U.S. Air Force in Tuskegee, Alabama, to be one of the attendees. What’s even more impressive about this achievement is that they only pick 20 students out of the whole country.As Flowers

Cory Booker Bets $100 Billion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Senator Cory Booker greeting students after speaking at a criminal justice forum at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., in October.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York TimesSenator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday proposed investing $100 billion in historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, a broad proposal in a Democratic field that has offered varying plans to prop up this longstanding yet struggling arm of the educational system.Many

University of Alabama,Huntsville partners with HBCU & others to bridge gender equality in STEM Fields.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is partners with four other universities in the state of Alabama to help achieve gender equity in STEM, university officials announced today.The National Science Foundation grant totals $1 million during the next three years. The grant was awarded to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the partners include UAH, Oakwood University, Alabama A&M University, and Miles College. UAH portion of the grant is $189,000 during that 36-month period of

Oklahoma’s Black Students Reported Not Prepared for Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce; What Cities Can Do To Change That.

Adequately funding Oklahoma schools and thoroughly educating every child in the state is becoming more of a liability for the state’s future than past decades. Careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are in higher demand than in previous years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that over the next decade, math-heavy occupations will increase by as much as 28% across the nation. Currently, Oklahoma students aren’t ready for tomorrow’s STEM economy, especially

STEMinista Project combines partners that work to remove barriers for girls pursuing STEM careers

After participating in an entrepreneurship camp at Michigan Science Center, Cayla Thomas had a business plan for her nail polish line — and a goal to become a chemical engineer.At 11 years old, Cayla Thomas already had a business plan for a new nail polish line, called PYOUR, that wouldn’t trigger her asthma. Her pitch during an entrepreneurship camp hosted by the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) resulted in a $500 scholarship to launch her business. MiSci hosted four camps this summer, including

Where Are the Black Male STEM Teachers?Atlanta needs more science and math teachers & A New Georgia State project aims to deliver both.

In the last 30 years, the number of people working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations has shot up 79 percent, outpacing overall job growth in the U.S. As demand for these skills continues to rise, experts say there’s an urgent need to direct more young people into STEM careers.Yet the rush to fill STEM jobs is hamstrung by the country’s shortage of qualified STEM teachers. In the College of Education and Human Development, professor Christine Thomas and

Dunbar High Students may not know Jeff Bezos when he visits, but they know code!

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, speaks with students during a visit to a computer science class at Dunbar High School on Monday. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)Dakota Delaney, 15, didn’t know this bald stranger who bounded into her computer science class at Washington’s Dunbar High School on Monday morning and began asking her questions. His name, Jeff Bezos, meant nothing to her.But she was happy to be in the class, a new course that teaches the basic

Mentoring Circles Give Minority Graduate Students & Undergraduates The Opportunity to Network, Teach, and Learn STEM.

Held in the W.E.B. Du Bois College House, the mixer allowed students and trainees in STEM to come together and get a sense of one another backgrounds and mentoring/menteeing styles. A new group of mentoring circles will emerge from the event. (Image: Keisha Johnson)When Melanie Schaffler, a third-year Ph.D. student in neuroscience, was approaching her candidacy exam last year, an oral defense of her research proposal, she wanted to get a solid practice session in. Fortunately, she had a couple