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Honoring the Spirit of Service

January 21, 2016

Earlier this week, Americans marked Martin Luther King Day through volunteer service, celebrating King’s vision of creating a “Beloved Community.”   Many demonstrated their personal commitment to service as individuals, families, and groups, helping develop healthy, strong communities. 

Tags: Employee Engagement

The Numbers Behind Playing the Numbers

January 11, 2016

We've all got champagne wishes and caviar dreams, it seems, especially when it comes to the Powerball. The jackpot has soared to more than a billion dollars and that's got many of us getting ready to play. It's definitely fun to dream about the private island we'd buy, or showering our loved ones with riches -- but how realistic are those dreams? Turns out...it depends on who you ask, and --you guessed it -- it's grounded in math.

Tags: math

STEMtistic on Display: College Grads Lack Tech Skills

January 6, 2016

We've told you before that U.S. millennials aren't tech savvy, and here's more fuel to the fire. It seems that employers report that college graduates don't have the tech skills needed for success. Doubling down on programs that work, among other solutions, is critical to solving the gap.

Tags: technology, STEMtistics

At Lockheed Martin, High School Internships Take Flight from a Rigorous Engineering Curriculum

January 5, 2016

This is the fourth in a series of blogs on work-based learning in STEM. High school internships are one of several types of employer-led learning activities highlighted in our employer’s guide to work-based learning.

Tags: Employee Engagement, engineering, STEMworks

Happy Holidays From Change the Equation

December 24, 2015

Change the Equation
wishes you happy holidays and
a bright New Year!

We look forward to scaling new heights in STEM with you in 2016!

Innovation in Space(X)

December 23, 2015

Jaws dropped (including ours) earlier this week when Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The company had tried several times, unsuccessfully to land the rockets previously, and this week's achievement means we've taken "a big first step toward reusable rockets." The way it works right now, "all rockets that travel into orbit are either destroyed or lost after taking off.

Tags: science

Telling the Story of STEM

December 22, 2015

If you're looking for some STEMspiration and some great stories to boot, you've got to check out how four CTEq member companies are using STEM learning opportunities to make an impact.

Tags: science, engineering, technology, math

60 years of Tracking Santa

December 21, 2015

It's just about that time -- the hooves on the roofs all across the world will be announcing the arrival of that jolly old elf, St. Nick. And thanks to technology, the military, and a little magic, anxious youngsters no longer need to wait anxiously, wondering when Santa will arrive. In fact, NORAD's Santa Tracker is in its 60th year this year, and with tracking apps available, you need wonder no more.

Tags: science, technology

Talent Hidden in Plain Sight: Addressing the Gaps in Computer Science

December 10, 2015

The fact that African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians are far too scarce in the computing professions is well known. Still, it boggles the mind to consider the enormous price our nation pays in lost innovation and economic growth by leaving so much potential talent on the table.

The fact is that even students of color who perform well in high school aren't entering computer science pathways. For example, tens of thousands excel in math, an important prerequisite for computer science, but less than 5,000 took the computer science Advanced Placement test in 2014:

Off The Grid: The Uncounted Women in Computing

December 8, 2015

Yesterday, we reported that the computer workforce is actually much larger than we thought. Today, we're releasing a stunning new finding about those previously uncounted computer workers: they're much more likely to be women than anyone realized. This fact has profound implications for the future of women in computer science.

Tags: computer science, women & girls, jobs & workforce

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