Guest Blog: Brandon Lewis, Project Lead The Way Launch Master Teacher

February 25, 2016

We All Can Be Engineers

Brandon LewisFrom inside the walls of an elementary school, engineering looks very different compared to the rest of the world. My job is to make something that can be very complex seem much simpler.

I’m doing this through PLTW Launch, a K-5 program that creates a hands-on, integrated learning experience that blends computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more.

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Engineers Week Guest Blog: Marisa Wolsky of Design Squad

February 24, 2016

Marisa Wolsky headshotHow is your program bringing engineering to life for students?

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Engineering Talent Hidden in Plain Sight

February 22, 2016

As the nation kicks off Engineers Week, organizations across the country are celebrating the engineers who have made the world a safer, healthier, more prosperous, and more humane place to live. That is as it should be. It is just as important, however, to acknowledge how the nation is squandering talent that could engineer solutions to our most daunting global challenges.

Tags: engineering, minorities

Guest Blog: E.K. Ellington Scott

February 8, 2016

Tell us a little about yourself…how did you get your STEM start?
My exploration into STEM started with my childhood fascination with Leonardo da Vinci. I studied his technical sketches as if they were my own. His was the first mind I studied to forge the connection between the arts and STEM. Leonardo da Vinci’s imagination even led to the invention of musical instruments, many of which have been built and explored in today’s music.

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Three Predictions for the Future of Sports

February 5, 2016

As detailed in GeekWire’s article on Intel’s commitment to advancing sports technology, STEM provides a plethora of untapped opportunities to bring the world of sports into The Digital Age. Intel recently doubled its investment in sports technology and we have a feeling they won’t be alone.

Tags: technology, science

Guest Blog: Gary Hopf of State Farm

February 1, 2016

What first sparked your interest in STEM?
As a child, I was fascinated with how things around me worked. My father encouraged this behavior by introducing me to hands on learning activities, from electronic kits to model building. These activities fostered my creativity and imagination and fueled my mind.

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Mock Interviews Give Students Practice—and Hope—for Future Careers

January 28, 2016

This is the fifth in a series of blogs on work-based learning in STEM. Mock interviews are one of six types of employer-led learning activities highlighted in our employer’s guide to work-based learning.

Interviewing for a job can make even seasoned professionals go wobbly at the knees. Given the high stakes, every bit of preparation helps—and an early start well before students go after their dream jobs can make a difference in their career paths. 

Tags: Employee Engagement

Business Celebrates STEM, Looks Ahead in 2016

January 27, 2016

Change the Equation and our members had an impressive year in 2015 and are looking ahead to even bigger things in 2016! Join us in celebrating 2015, and looking ahead as our visionary corporate members are already making STEM learning a reality for young people all across the U.S. this year.

Guest Blog: Justina Nixon-Saintil of Verizon

January 26, 2016

What first sparked your interest in STEM?

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