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MakerMinded Ohio is live!

We are proud to announce Ohio’s new STEM initiative, MakerMinded, is live! MakerMinded is a competition-based program aimed at closing the skills gap and empowering more students to take on STEM, including careers in Advanced Manufacturing. Schools can sign up for free and choose between hundreds of activities to complete for points. At the end of the year, top-scoring schools will be awarded prizes. Today, you can register your school at oh.makerminded.com, search for STEM activities, and log points for […]

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Proposals awarded for embedding NASA resources

We’ve got two pieces of “out of this world” news today. Many of you will be using the eclipse as a powerful teaching opportunity and we’re proud to announce the awardees for our partnership with NASA Glenn. The eclipse Ohio won’t see the “totality” during the solar eclipse this afternoon, but it will still be an amazing sight. The Tennessee STEM Innovation has a detailed guide, if you need any last minute-tips on creating a safe, effective learning experience today. […]

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TECH CORPS: More than twenty years of teaching students about technology

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Since 1995, TECH CORPS members have helped young Americans in K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations learn how to build this country’s technology infrastructure. Inspired by the Peace Corps model, in which U.S. volunteers help citizens in other countries build their infrastructure, TECH CORPS staff members and volunteers have focused on teaching computer science and information technology to U.S. youth. To find out more, we contacted Lisa Chambers, national executive director at TECH CORPS: Q: Can you give us a general overview […]

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Three takeaways from Senator’s STEM event

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One senator and a small group of education/business leaders gathered in Plain City last Friday. Around a table in Tolles Career Center, they built clear agreement: A strong, relevant education benefits everyone. Ohio Senator Portman convened the discussion at a new RAMTEC advanced manufacturing facility inside Tolles. There, he aimed to discuss strategies and ideas to expand opportunities in STEM-related career fields. Before the discussion, the Senator met and talked with three students from the Ohio STEM Learning Network. Beth Littman […]

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Report preview: Shakespeareans at Connect for Success

We’re putting the final touches on our report on the STEM sessions at the 2017 Connect for Success conference. Here’s one of our favorite snippets from the report. To receive your copy in a few weeks, sign up here. Session title: Innovation: The Bridge Between ELA and STEM Presenters: Allison Volz, Jessica Sharp, & Sandra Guinto, Columbus, Buckeye Valley, & Reynoldsburg City Schools How do you teach language arts in a STEM school? A group of Shakespeareans shared a few […]

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Bio-Med student grows through her setbacks

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We are proud to announce Savanna Marie Dreger earned an honorable mention in the Ohio STEM Learning Network high school essay contest. Savanna Marie Dreger is a senior at Bio-Med Science Academy in Rootstown, Ohio. She plans to attend college at Kent State University for Pre-Nursing, and hopes to get her Master’s degree in Photography. Submitting her essay, Savanna included this acknowledgement: “I would like to thank Ms. Hisey, my english teacher and Mr. Monegan, my history teacher, for their help throughout […]

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Seeking proposals to embed NASA content in Ohio classrooms

If your school or organizations trains teachers, listen in. Battelle, which manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network, is looking for proposals. The science & technology non-profit seeks partners to train teachers on using content from NASA. Thanks to funding from NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, a group of one-time grants are available. These grants are meant to develop or expand professional development programs that leverage NASA’s subject matter expertise, education staff, or content. Overall, the link to NASA […]

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