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February 11, 2013
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  • Iowa expands application of proven STEM programs
    To bolster science, technology, engineering and math programs in schools across Iowa, the governor's STEM Advisory Council's "Scale-Up" initiative is taking successful STEM programs and encouraging the duplication or expansion of them elsewhere in the state. Proof of the council's success can be seen in the number of schools participating in Iowa's FIRST Tech Challenge in which 65 teams competed a year ago, and more than twice that number competed this year. The Gazette (Cedar Rapids-Marion, Iowa) (2/10) Email this Story
  • Panel discusses efforts to encourage girls in STEM
    A panel of women recently discussed organizations and programs that inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. For example, Dr. Althea Maybank, co-founder of the Artemis Medical Society, said her organization aims to encourage more black women to become doctors and to better support women who already are in the health care industry. MSNBC (2/10) Email this Story
  • Mont. high school opens engineering academy
    Students at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Mont., now will have the option of starting their engineering studies before college. Using Project Lead The Way resources, the school is starting an engineering academy that focuses on hands-on learning projects, and will include specialized areas of focus, such as aerospace engineering, computer-based manufacturing and civil engineering and architecture. Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.) (2/8) Email this Story
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  • Mo. industry leaders judge students' career skills
    Volunteers from nursing, computer technology, manufacturing and other industries gathered recently for a Skills USA competition at the Lake Career and Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo., where they evaluated students' job skills. "It hones in on what they need to do for their career and I think employers really appreciate the fact that these students are doing these kind of skills," said Nancy Musice from the Waynesville Career Center. (Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.) (2/10) Email this Story
  • Oil companies help Wyo. university energy program
    The University of Wyoming has received two sizable donations from Hess Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., totaling nearly $7 million, to enhance the college's focus on innovation in oil and natural gas extraction. "The money is important," Gov. Matt Mead said. "But in my mind, what's equally important is that we need the private sector to be able to engage with UW and with the state and let us know if we're headed in the right direction." Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.) (tiered subscription model) (2/7) Email this Story
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