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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

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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

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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

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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

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New scholarship developed to accelerate participation of black students in engineering

Imperial has established a groundbreaking scholarship for black students thanks to a generous donation from three Imperial alumni.The Lara & Biodun Olanrewaju Scholarship, which was awarded for the firsttime this year, supports black undergraduate students of exceptional academic merit in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.The scholarship, which covers tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant, was created thanks to a $77K

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