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K-12 STEM Symposium Video: Astronaut Dr. Sandy Magnus and Donald James of NASA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVui-7zhKl0 Astronaut Dr. Sandy Magnus and Donald James of NASA spoke about their STEM backgrounds and opportunities for students at the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium. Magnus explained how her interests in physics and electrical engineering eventually led her to become an astronaut. James talked about chemistry, experiments and how he ended up working at NASA.

Altamira Technologies Participates in Giving Tuesday to Benefit USGIF EdGEOcation Giving Campaign

Jonathan Moneymaker, Altamira Technologies Altamira Technologies Corp. partook in Giving Tuesday 2016 by supporting the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation EdGEOcation Giving Campaign. Launched in 2016, EdGEOcation aims to raise $5,000 toward USGIF’s geospatial sciences educational programs by Dec. 31. "This Giving Tuesday, Altamira recognizes the importance of supporting STEM educational programs that aid in

K-12 STEM Symposium Video: FCPS Opportunities in STEM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz351pnThy4 At the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium, Dr. Evan Glazer of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Kritika Singh of Malaria Free World, and Scott Settar of Technology and Engineering Education and STEAM Integration spoke about opportunities in STEM within the Fairfax County Public Schools. Ed Swallow of The Aerospace Corporation moderated

K-12 STEM Symposium: STEAMtrix Founder Merci Best

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnizoQAaWmk As an exhibitor at the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium, Merci Best describes STEAMtrix as a STEM education program that incorporate the Arts. The organization is local to Richmond, Virginia but is looking to expand across the United States. Putting arts into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is a creative way to engage students and keep

DHS Office of University Programs Now Accepts Applications for STEM Summer Internships

Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs is now accepting applications for summer internships in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics for 2017. Interested applicants may apply until Dec. 7. The Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship is a 10-week program that provides students with quality research

2016 K-12 STEM Symposium Video: Keynote Address by Dr. Evan Glazer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVEvjqqDpeM Dr. Evan Glazer, the principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was the keynote speaker at the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium. Pooja Chandrashekar, now a Harvard student, introduced Glazer, her former principal. Pooja is the founder of the national nonprofit ProjectCSGIRLS, which works to close the tech gender gap. She emphasized

K-12 STEM Symposium Video: Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVzmgML3Zpk Fairfax Collegiate is an academic program that meets summer camp and summer school in the middle. It focuses on exposing students to additional experiences they wouldn't typically have in the classroom. At the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium, the organization exposed students to a variety of STEM-related activities, such as programming games, robotics competitions and 3-D printers. As

2016 K-12 STEM Symposium Video: Textbooks Africa's Mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NoVZMwdYCw Textbooks Africa is a nonprofit organization that bridges education and environment gaps by collecting used books, computers and school supplies to send to students in Africa. The founder of Textbooks Africa, an immigrant from Liberia, noticed books and school supplies being thrown out at her son's school. She began to collect those books and

Nysmith Student Wins Innovation Award for App that Detects Depression

Kaien Yang, 2016 Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation winner Nysmith School for the Gifted seventh-grade student Kaien Yang, 14, won the Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation at the sixth annual Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars, or MASTERS, science fair held Oct. 29 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C.

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