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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

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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

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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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