STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2016: Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM

The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. The Summit was an opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. More than 150 people attended the Summit, representing 80 ITEST projects.

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AYPF Webinar: Career Pathways: From Ideas to Action, Tools for States

Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 2:00-3:15 ET

In order to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for success in college and careers, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students, employers, and the economy.  In recent years, states and district have been working to build career pathways to provide students with education and workforce preparation opportunities linked to additional training and jobs.  

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AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is a widely recognized global science gathering, bringing thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists together to discuss the most recent developments in science and technology.  The 2016 meeting will be held February 11-15 in Washington, DC.

Register by January 19, 2016, for reduced rates on the registration and membership.

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Next Generation STEM Learning for All: A Forum Supported by the National Science Foundation

On November 9th, 2015 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted a one-day Forum on “Next Generation STEM Learning for All” in Washington D.C.

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ITEST PI Mike Barnett's Urban Hydrofarmer's Project featured in NSF's Science Nation

The National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation, recently featured an article and video of ITEST PI's Mike Barnett's Urban Hydrofarmer's Project.  The project instructs students in the construction of solar-powered hydroponic systems, guides them through them hydroponic farming techniques, and allows them to reap the benefits by selling the organic produce at local farmer's markets.

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Dr. Kimberly A. Scott appointed to lead the National STEM Collaborative

STELAR would like to congratulate Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, Principal Investigator for the CompuGirls ITEST project, on her appointment by President Obama to lead the National STEM Collaborative.

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STELAR Webinar: How to Address Workforce/Career Education in your ITEST Project

Attendees joined us in discussing the elements of Career Education that can help frame your ITEST proposal/project and the types of workforce/career education data that projects should be collecting to document students’ journeys to STEM careers.

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National Science Foundation - Call for EAGER Proposals on Making

Building on NSF's early investments in Making, the purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.

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2016 AERA Annual Meeting - Call for Submissions

About the Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. 

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2016 ITEEA - Call for Presenters and STEM Showcases

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators.  Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits.  ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

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