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Network Explores Industry Learning Exchanges

By david.demuth In standard3rd October, 2014 Network Explores Industry Learning Exchanges

ND STEM Network manager Ryan Aasheim and the Praxis Strategy Group is developing a strategy for the ND STEM Network that includes establishing a STEM Industry Learning Exchange that will work to connect private industry and business with K12 schools, their teachers, and ultimately the learners, our North Dakota children. Industry Learning Exchanges bring together

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If Not for the Network…

By david.demuth In standard17th September, 2014 If Not for the Network…

An essential attribute of the ND STEM Network is in the resulting power that occurs when a STEM-interested stakeholder group collects into a single room. The Praxis Strategy group emphasizes the importance of allowing for ample networking breaks in the meetings they host. Jan Morrison of TIES, our colleague largely responsible for the driving the

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Pathways to College and Career Readiness

By david.demuth In standard17th September, 2014 Pathways to College and Career Readiness

Supporting the decision to pursue a career in the STEM domain is influenced by the knowledge and skills associated with that profession.  Career counselors are savvy with mating students with professions but parents and family are big influencers. Here we point out the work of National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium that seeks

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2014 Robotics Alley Conference & Expo Announces Keynote Speakers

By John Boucha In standard11th August, 2014 2014 Robotics Alley Conference & Expo Announces Keynote Speakers

Robotics Alley is an initiative to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research, and development of robotics and automation systems. Robotics leaders will share their insights into the worldwide explosion of robotics and autonomous systems on September 16-17, 2014, at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo, Minneapolis, MN (www.roboticsalley.org) Minneapolis, MN – August 6, 2014

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Inspire Innovation Lab founder passionate about engaging children, community in STEM education

By John Boucha In standard28th July, 2014 Inspire Innovation Lab founder passionate about engaging children, community in STEM education

MOORHEAD – Expect to wear a cape at Inspire Innovation Lab. The nonprofit’s founder, Carrie Leopold, insists. “It’s for empowerment and inspiration and getting that out-of-the-box thinking,” she says. “You can flip it up if you want to be more evil or flip it down if you want to be more superhero, like ‘I think

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Business teaches kids about science

By John Boucha In standard23rd July, 2014 Business teaches kids about science

COLFAX, N.D. – Erin Nyren-Erickson, or “Dr. E” as she introduces herself to students, has loved science her whole life. Her parents, Paul and Anne Nyren of Streeter, N.D., exposed her to the subject at a young age. Both worked for North Dakota State University’s Research Extension Service, Paul as a rangeland ecologist and Anne

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Census Bureau Reports Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

By John Boucha In standard11th July, 2014 Census Bureau Reports Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Men Still Make up Majority of Computer Professionals The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer