Tags Archives: STEM

Community colleges see increase in STEM enrollment.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Two-year colleges are seeing a steady increase in enrollment in science, technology, engineering and math programs, The Journal Record reports. This year, more than 1,000 students enrolled in STEM programs at Oklahoma State Univer ...

Robotics skills take Tahlequah kids to the White House.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Four 12- and 13-year-old schoolchildren from Tahlequah are headed to the White House to show the President the robot they built. The Woodall Public Schools’s Cybercats Robotics Team is competing today at the White House Scienc ...

Michael B. Enzi STEM facility opens in Laramie.

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility has opened. It is designed to benefit the entire state by advancing scientific inquiry and education. Among those cutting the ribbon for UW’s new undergraduate laboratory buil ...

UCF STEM retention program growing.

ORLANDO, Fla. — An innovative University of Central Florida program to keep freshmen in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines is expanding the model to two other universities and adding a component to focus on transfer stu ...

STEM Power: FPL brings robotics to schools.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light is powering after-school robotics clubs in Northeast Florida with a $25,000 matching grant from it’s NextEra Energy Foundation. The partnership is with Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub to offer 15 r ...

Sunera expansion to create Sunrise jobs.

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunera, a leading provider of IT and data risk consulting services, is expanding and creating 32 new jobs in Sunrise. The company will retain 50 jobs and make a $270,000 capital investment in the community. Statewide, Sunera has created ...

SunPower preparing students for STEM careers.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Global solar technology and energy services company SunPower is helping prepare students for STEM careers through its summer science academy. Approximately 300 students from 17 California school districts are participating in this su ...

USC looking for next female MacGyver.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Fans of the 1980s TV series MacGyver will undoubtedly remember the disasters actor Richard Dean Anderson got out of with just a sock, a rubber band or some other household object. He was a STEM teacher’s dream. But now the U ...

Two moms expand Zaniac Greenwich STEM programs.

NEW YORK CITY — Two moms who launched Zaniac Greenwich 18 months ago plan to expand to 10 campuses in New York City. Zaniac is a national STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) franchise designed from the ground up to prioritize fun, to active ...

Founders and joiners, startups need both.

ATLANTA – There are many people who find their greatest satisfaction in a career working for startups and who have no interest in founding a startup. A new study finds important implications for entrepreneurs and for the programs created to support them ...

Boulder engineering great careers for new STEM grads.

BOULDER, Colo. – If you recently graduated with a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree, you should consider moving to Boulder. Nerdwallet, a website that focuses on financial analysis, just ranked Boulder third in its list of ...

General Electric calling all Fallonventors.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Getting kids hooked on science has been an ongoing goal for General Electric since the ’50s. Back then, it was through comic books, now GE has added Fallonventors to the mix. Adventures in Jet Power, Adventures Inside the Atom, ...

Tampa schools creating labor pool.

TAMPA, Fla. — What do you do with a nationwide shortage of skilled engineers? If you’re in the Tampa area you grow your own. Engineering job growth has seen double-digit increases from 2010 to 2014 and that’s been felt in Tampa. So local lea ...