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STEM Out-Of-School Programs

June 12, 2014

STEM out-of-school programs like FIRST create hands-on, contextual based learning environments and leverage business and community connections. FIRST  inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. FIRST shows students of every age that science, [...]

STEM Leaky Pipeline

June 12, 2014

The 21st century requires greater expertise in science and technology than previous generations needed. The number of jobs that requires efficacy in advanced technical skills continues to increase while every occupation (including traditional professions) demands greater general knowledge of computer technology, mathematical processing, and science. Thus, we need to start thinking about how to prepare young people to lead the way in science and technology. While all students are exposed to [...]

STEM College Connections

March 30, 2014

Expanded School, College, University collaborations that accelerate students in STEM Colleges and universities are expanding opportunities to provide more students with college credits before they enter college.  Students who receive advanced college credits are usually more career-focused and better prepared to successfully complete college course when they transition, and are more likely to enroll in college after high school, so they can “spend” their hard-earned college credits.  [...]

STEM Learning Communities

March 9, 2014

Moving from Isolated Interventions to a Collaborative Learning Community STEM Partnerships and Learning Communities bring together varied entities, interests, and expertise into a Collaborative Leadership Team. STEM Learning Communities are a collaboration of teachers and education practitioners, joined together to engage and excite more students in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education should: Integrate the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math [...]

About The STEM Partnership

March 9, 2014

The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields. [...]
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