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NJ Institute of Tech STEM Competition Engages Young Scientists

The New Jersey Institute of Technology welcomed 700 middle and high school students to participate in its annual New Jersey Science Olympiad. Participants competed in teams on 19 activities designed to test their STEM skills.

Study: Why Women Stick with Engineering

Young women have "many opportunity windows"during which the intervention of role models, particular kinds of messaging, involvement in engineering activities and the use of student-centered learning "can have a significant impact on her choices and persistence," according to a new report.

Interdisciplinary 3D Printing Project Has Real-World Impact

At Louisiana State University, an undergraduate student used 3D printing and a lot of ingenuity to create the first personalized human model for cancer research.

Report Shares Makerspace Impact in California CCs

According to "Makerspace Impact: Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation," the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's $17 million grant enabled 24 community colleges to open or expand their makerspace efforts. Those spaces were used by an estimated 64,310 students; drew 1,296 employers as partners in the endeavor; engaged 691 faculty members; and funded 844 internships. And the impact has been broad, according to those immersed in the initiative.

Competition Offers Grants to Women Pursuing Careers in Tech

A competition for young women pursuing their dreams in technology will award 15 separate $2,000 grants to female students.



Mississippi State U Preparing Students for STEM Careers Through Cybersecurity Education Hub

Mississippi State University is working to train more students for careers in computer science, cybersecurity and coding through a new Cybersecurity Education Hub.

Virginia Launches Initiative to Fund CS Degrees

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced a new program to create 31,000 new computer science graduates over 20 years through funding programs with 11 universities across the state.

Clemson Design Class Teaches 3D Printing Techniques

Students at Clemson University are getting first-hand experience on how to conceptualize, develop and build medical devices through 3D printing in a senior design class.

Bellevue College Launches Software Coding Series Focused on Workforce Development

A new software coding program at Bellevue College aims to build students' tech skills for technology jobs in the software development field. The institution's Continuing Education division partnered with coding education company Coding Dojo to create the new line of accelerated education courses, beginning with a 12-week program in Python development.

New Olin Program Cements Bond Between Companies and Engineering Students

The Olin College of Engineering has launched "Premier Recruitment Partners," a program inviting companies to "build stronger connections" with their students long before graduation.

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