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NCSSS, the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools, is pleased to announce it is partnering with the Society of American Military Engineers, or SAME. Our partnership with SAME gives NCSSS an additional pipeline of opportunity for the students at member schools.

Color w No Text JPEGThe Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. Founded in 1920, SAME unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security. SAME develops STEM professionals for the nation through STEM outreach activities, Engineering & Construction Camps, scholarships and engagement of College Student Chapters.

"We are very pleased to welcome the Society of American Military Engineers as a partner of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools," said Todd Mann, executive director of NCSSS. "This partnership will help bring innovative, new and bold STEM curriculum into classrooms across the country."

“We are enthusiastic about working closely with NCSSS to widen STEM opportunities and motivation for America’s youth. Our partnership will enable both organizations to contribute to maintaining our nation’s place in the world," said Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), executive director, SAME.

Students across the U.S. dream of working for NASA one day, but for students in Wheeling High School's advanced engineering program, that dream is now a reality.

Since April, Wheeling students have been building brackets and handles that will soon be launched to the International Space Station.

(This blog post is sponsored content from MobileMakersEdu.)

At Mobile Makers, we have a strong belief, aligned with President Obama, Apple, Chicago Public Schools, and hundreds of thousands of others who have signed petitions for Congress to require computer science in our schools, so that everyone can learn to code. One specific value we hold is that of all people, the first and most ready to learn computer science are educators.

 

patrick lei 2017

Patrick Lei, a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science who lives in Holden, is one of 10 students nationwide selected to compete for $10,000 in the 2017 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician. The competition takes place Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Regency VII. 

You can watch the live webcast: http://www.livestream.com/psav/wwtbam2017

Patrick was selected for the national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician based on his score on an online qualifying test with questions on algebra, trigonometry, probability, and math history, which was administered by high school math teachers nationwide using Maple TA, a product of Maplesoft.

Patrick's favorite thing about school is the pool tables there. He loves to play pranks on people, and he is the captain of the school’s math team. Last year’s captain finished second nationwide in the national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician.

For the 22nd year, various secondary STEM schools throughout the southern United States gathered together this spring to bring a friendly athletic dimension to the experience they have to offer to their students.

Collaboration enhances opportunities for students at NCSSS member schools to master science, technology, engineering and math


Baltimore, MD (June 9, 2016) - Connections Learning by Pearson, a provider of targeted digital learning solutions to the K-12 education community, today announced a collaboration with the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). The collaboration will offer NCSSS member schools science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for students with proven-effective online STEM tools and courses, as well as expert teachers. 

Thirteen students from the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing Math Team participated in the Great Plains Math League Missouri State Championship, held on the Campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

I never wanted to go into a science field before high school. I had my life planned out, I was going to go to college, major in psychology, and go to law school and become a big business lawyer. I never really had an interest in science classes.

Thursday, 10 December 2015 20:40

NCSSS supports signing of ESSA into law

President Barack Obama today signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA creates more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering and math education. Many experts and advocates say the legislation is ultimately a huge win for the subjects. 
Friday, 14 August 2015 16:27

This week in STEM

Let's improve STEM: Discovery Education is focusing on improving STEM with three new services: STEM foundations, STEMformation and STEM Leader Corps. Source: Education World

STEM education and 21st century skills: STEM education and 21st century skills are related. The AdvancED STEM Certifcation found that schools that were able to intertwine technology with other subject areas helped bridge the gap between STEM and 21st century skills much more effectively. Source: Education World

STEM jobs are in demand and there aren't students to fill them: By 2020, 1 million jobs in the STEM field are expected to be added to the U.S. workforce. However, we have a problem. Students are not being prepared to enter the STEM field and unfortunately, the underrepresented minority groups and low-income students usually find themselves left out of the equation. Source: U.S. News

Bill to pay student loans for STEM teachers: STEM jobs are in high demand but more students are needed in the field. The state representative in Florida filed a bill that would forgive students loans for STEM teachers. Source: WCTV 

Experienced STEM teachers are in need: The need for experienced and qualified STEM teachers is acute. Many states have been making efforts to make it easier to get qualified STEM teachers into the classroom. Source: Fox News

 

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