LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: STEM schools

Spotlighting upcoming OSLN sessions

The 2018 Connections to Education conference is just about two weeks away. Today is the last day for early bird pricing, so if you haven’t already reserved your spot, order today! (Note: OSLN schools are eligible for 50% off discount, click here to receive the code.) Several of the sessions feature STEM experts from around the network or high-quality STEM resources collected by Battelle. Read on for the descriptions of these seven STEM sessions or check out https://2018connectionstoeducationconfer.sched.com to see the entire […]

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High school essay winner writes on school safety

This year’s essay contest was one for the books. We received 294 submissions across 15 network schools, with full participation from kindergarten to 12th grade. We learned about problems like climate change and food deserts, as well as learning to read and tie our own shoes. Each of these problems has different consequences, but the overall message rang out loud and clear – Ohio students are ready to change the world. School safety was a major national conversation when students […]

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Network business meeting in July

The Connections to Education Conference is just four weeks away. OSLN is partnering with the Ohio Association of Career Technical Education for this year’s event. To kick off this conference, we’ll be hosting a business meeting to detail the things we have in the works for the network, guidance from the Ohio Department of Education and tips on building STEM in your community. Ohio STEM Learning Network Business Meeting Date: Monday, July 23 Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Location: […]

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One STEM school, three states

Many STEM schools tailor their curriculum so that graduating students are qualified to land jobs at nearby companies. One school in far southern Ohio is training students to work for employers in three states. Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School, located in South Point, in Lawrence County along the Ohio River, serves students in the Buckeye State as well as nearby Kentucky and West Virginia. Because the major regional employers are health-based, the STEM school has added an “M” to tout […]

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Keynotes for Connections conference spotlight hacking, robots and fostering confidence in girls

For this year’s summer conference, we’re teaming up with the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education and joining the 2018 Connections to Education Conference. We’re proud to announce the selections for keynotes at the event. Each of these speakers connect to some of the questions we’re most interested in. Stephanie Domas works at the intersection of cyber-security, medicine and engineering Dr. Lisa Hinkelman is a expert at understanding and improving how educators empower young women and Chris Olsen’s firm Drive […]

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8th grade essay winner puts her finger on safety with biometrics

This year’s essay contest was one for the books. We received 294 submissions across 15 network schools, with participation from kindergarten to 12th grade. We learned about problems like climate change and food deserts, as well as learning to read and tie our shoes. Each of these problems has different consequences, but the overall message rang out loud and clear – Ohio students are ready to change the world. For our middle school winner, it all started as a project […]

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OSLN to be represented at White House summit and two other June events

Summer’s in full swing but that doesn’t mean the STEM learning has stopped. While students are by the pool, teachers, principals and STEM advocates are headed to a range of conferences. We’ve been telling  you about the Connections to Education conference in July, but here are three other important STEM events over the next few weeks. Are you attending these or other professional development opportunities worth sharing? Let us know in the comments below. Later this week, the Cleveland State University’s […]

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Heather Sherman to lead OSLN

From Aimee Kennedy Ph.D., Senior Vice-President of Education and Philanthropy at Battelle I am excited to announce Heather Sherman as the Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. (OSLN) Heather’s new role reflects her commitment to growing strong partnerships with educators and industry partners. A prime example of this is her leadership of Ohio’s MakerMinded program. Heather is a familiar face to many of you, having supported STEM in this state at Battelle for more than four years. Both Dr. […]

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MakerMinded makes it – into EdWeek!

MakerMinded welding event

by Heather Sherman at Battelle The MakerMinded program aims to help students engage in STEM activities, learn about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing, and develop skills to participate in the future workforce.   We partnered with LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) to expand MakerMinded into Ohio this year.  Last week, EdWeek’s Benjamin Herold wrote a piece about how MakerMinded is engaging students across the state: Reviving the Manufacturing Sector, Starting in Middle School As the lead for the MakerMinded project, I was thrilled […]

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How this Fab Lab builds a movement, including a summit in June

Many STEM educators believe that Fab Labs are truly fabulous. The small-scale fabrication laboratories, which are finding their way into more schools, are usually equipped with computer-controlled tools that students can use to make products that solve problems. Fab Labs are part of the growing Maker education movement. To find out more about the movement and the upcoming Central Ohio FabLab Innovations NetworK-12 Summit, we contacted Thomie Timmons, Innovation Coordinator at Reynoldsburg City Schools in Central Ohio, a district that […]

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