LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Students

Announcing our first essay contest

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Believe it or not, the end of the school year is already on the horizon. Before then, we’re opening up an opportunity to hear from the students of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Students, we want to hear your perspective: How do you see STEM at work in your life as a student? To do that, we’re trying out something new. This year, for the first time, we’re piloting an essay contest for students at any of Ohio’s 30+ STEM schools. Read […]

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High school senior is student, volunteer, and GE engineer

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High school student Mark Goeser is like many of his peers, juggling classes, activities and a social life. But the senior at MC2 STEM High School, part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is also picking up real-world, on-the-job experience during a school-required internship. Mark is interning at Current, powered by GE, at Nela Park in East Cleveland. Current, says a company spokeswoman, applies advanced lighting and solar technologies to help customers save money and predict costs. What has clicked […]

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Governor presents innovation awards to STEM schools and others

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Congratulations to each of the seven schools identified by Governor Kasich for the Governor’s School Innovation Awards. In conversations with the school leaders and students, Governor Kasich highlighted the ways each school helped students by tapping into their passions, building resilience, and preparing them for the workplace. A special shout call-out to the three members of the Ohio STEM Learning who were part of the group acclaimed for creative approaches to education. See below for a peek into the unique […]

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Cross-Curricular Design Challenge: Stopping Opioid Abuse in Ohio

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This is a cross-post of a piece originally published by Dayton Regional STEM School. Want to share what your school is doing? Show us by tweeting @OSLN or email a description. By Chloe Johnson, Editor-in-Chief of The STEM Inquirer Students in economics, government, and anatomy/physiology are preparing for a major project. This project was inspired by the Ohio STEM Learning Network, who created a challenge for STEM schools across the state to make initiatives to combat the opioid abuse problem in […]

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Akron’s North High School students present solutions to opioid crisis

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Ohio’s opioid-abuse crisis has affected countless individuals and families, and long-term solutions have seemed elusive. In response, the state’s Department of Education and the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) called on schools to tackle the problem. Officials suggested a design challenge — a long-term project in which students research and propose resolutions to a real-world problem. But students at North High School in Akron Public Schools in Summit County were already at work, digging up data, doing interviews and brainstorming […]

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Ohio will now recognize STEM elementary schools

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by Aimee Kennedy, Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning & Philanthropy at Battelle In leadership, one of the first lessons you learn is the importance of small changes. Many times, the solution isn’t a radical change. Instead, small changes the first step and, if well chosen, can have huge impacts. One of those small, powerful changes happened in Governor Kasich’s office on Thursday. The Governor signed Senate Bill 3, enacting a series of changes to Ohio’s laws for schools. You can […]

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Rural leaders in STEM: Northwestern Local Schools

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OSLN sat down with Northwestern Local Schools’ superintendent and principals in West Salem, Ohio for a chat about rural STEM implementation. Their robust STEM programming draws hundreds of students from 13 area districts, open enrolling to take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded under the direction of Superintendent Layton. Elementary Principal Julie McCumber recalls when STEM was first introduced in the classroom. Teachers presented third graders with an open-ended problem to solve as part of a STEM-focused lesson. McCumber remembers […]

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Young scientists showcase research at annual symposium

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For more than 50 years, the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium has provided a competitive forum for the state’s budding young scientists to present the results of their research, with the chance to advance to national and international contests. The 54th edition of the Ohio symposium will be held March 15-17, 2017, at Bowling Green State University. To learn more about the event, and organizers’ efforts to recruit more minorities and girls to participate, we contacted the symposium’s regional […]

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#CSforall challenge with Code.org

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This year, the Ohio STEM Learning Network and Battelle are official regional partners with the national computer science non-profit Code.org. Throughout the last year, we’ve been offering trainings and meetups to further computer science in Ohio. Now, it’s time to have a little fun. To celebrate Computer Science Education week this December 5-11, we’re running a competition. Thanks to Code.org, we have a box of goodies and we want to give them out to you. Every day, we’ll give out […]

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Challenging more schools to fight opioid abuse

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Last month, we wrote about a call for creating design challenges for STEM schools focused on Ohio’s opioid crisis. Today, we are proud to announce that we are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Education to open the opioid design challenge to more schools. Many of our Ohio STEM schools have joined the fight against opioid abuse by signing up to participate in the design challenge. To join them, fill out the form at www.osln.org/design. Share your work with us on Twitter […]

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