CTEq Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2014

This month, we're joining in on the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month!  In case you didn't know, STEM history is rich with Hispanic inventors, scientists, mathematicians, and more. But if we take a look at how Hispanic students fare in STEM, there's good news and bad news.

Tags: STEMworks, minorities

Top 5 U.S. Cities for Women in Computer Science

September 25, 2014

There's no denying it: women are underrepresented in STEM fields, most notably in computing, where just over one in four workers is female.  There are several factors that contribute to this talent shortage (see our Half Empty brief for the full breakdown), but they all amount to turning women and girls off to pursuing exciting, lucrative careers in a sector that's grown tremendously in recent years, even with the recession.

Tags: women & girls, computer science, STEM & the states, Top 5

This Day in STEM: The Chemistry of Fall Leaves

September 23, 2014

It's here!  The first day of autumn has arrived, bringing an end to the heat of summer and big changes to the climate and environment around us.  

Have you ever wondered what's happening inside leaves as they start changing colors?  Check out this awesome infographic from Compound Interest that shows how chemicals work at the molecular level to bring fall colors to the trees:

Tags: This Day in STEM, science, infographic

The Art of STEM

September 19, 2014

CTEq member Booz Allen Hamilton recently hosted fellow CTEq members for a tour of the Degas/Cassatt exhibit at The National Gallery of Art, to explore the intersection of art and science. 

Tags: technology

Recap: Workforce STEMtistics

September 17, 2014

In case you don't follow us on Twitter (you really should!), CTEq just wrapped up an exciting STEMtistics campaign focused on the past, present, and future of the STEM workforce.  STEMtistics are shareable facts that are great for use in presentations, on social media, and even on your website to help you make the case for STEM.

Tags: STEMtistics, jobs & workforce

CTEq Celebrates Four STEMtastic Years!

September 16, 2014

Today is the fourth anniversary of Change the Equation’s launch and we’ve got a lot to celebrate.

Since 2010, CTEq member companies have been working alongside us to improve STEM literacy across the country.  Here are a few of our exciting milestones:

Tags: Commitment to Excellence, Vital Signs, STEMworks

Leaders & Laggards Report Shows Many U.S. States Not Making the Grade in STEM

September 12, 2014

As the U.S. economy becomes increasingly globalized, how well are states preparing students for long-term success compared with our neighbors near and far?

Science of the U.S. Open - Grand Slam STEM!

September 8, 2014

In case you're not following the tournament, today's Men's Singles final match of the U.S. Open will be an exciting one.  The two final competitors, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic, are both making their finals debuts after knocking out tournament favorites Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, respectively.  We're hopeful that these two underdogs will put on a memorable show for tennis fans in their final match!

Tags: video, science

Motorola Solutions Awards $4M for STEM!

September 5, 2014

This week, CTEq member Motorola Solutions announced the awardees of its Innovation Generation grants for 2014.  The total funding to the 92 STEM-supporting organizations amounts to a whopping $4 million!

Tags: Commitment to Excellence, STEMworks

Common Core Foes Should Be Careful What They Wish For

September 3, 2014

Regardless of where you stand on the Common Core State Standards, the antics of some state lawmakers who are trying to overturn them should scare you. Do you really want politicians dictating what gets taught in American classrooms?

Tags: Common Core, STEM & the states, standards


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