CTEq Newsletter: Show Us Your STEM

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December 2014
The Best Resource for News and Emerging Ideas in STEM Education
Linda Rosen: Show Us Your STEM
Universal STEM literacy is important. This is not breaking news, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a K-12 STEM-focused organization like Change the Equation thinks that STEM literacy is tantamount to literacy itself. But it’s not just that STEM literacy is important in the abstract – it is critical to one’s personal success as well as to our nation’s economic vibrancy. 

How we are going to achieve universal STEM literacy, though, remains our challenge, which is why we want to hear from you about the value of STEM literacy. In the wake of our recently released survey in collaboration with the Business Roundtable in which 38 percent of CEO respondents said that at least half of their entry-level applicants lack basic STEM skills, we have launched a campaign that will help us define and elevate STEM literacy. Show Us Your STEM is a unique crowdsourcing effort that brings together individuals, STEM programs, and businesses to answer the question: what does STEM literacy mean to you? [Read More]

Linda P. Rosen
CEO, Change the Equation

Point of View: Francisco D’Souza

Francisco D’Souza
CEO, Cognizant
In September of 2010, I experienced my first Maker Faire with my family.   There was a buzz of excitement as we entered the grounds of the New York Hall of Science. Words like cool, awesome, and amazing echoed throughout the crowd. We were suddenly dropped into a multi-generational incubator of creativity and innovation. I returned the next day to learn more and was hooked on the notion that more “Making” was a goal worth pursuing. [Read More]

Members in the News
The DuPont Challenge to grades K-5 Qualcomm: Qcamp plants seeds for girls in STEMChevron Launches Appalachia Partnership Initiative

Nielsen: Nationwide STEM program kicks off at Church Street Elementary

Dow: Students Match Skills With Puzzling Robot at Science & Engineering Festival

Amgen Foundation Has Committed Over $100M to STEM Education

Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs at 80 U.S. Public Schools

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What’s Happening at CTEq
CTEq/BRT Member CEOs say the STEM skills gap is real, and is a problem for their companiesPresident Obama calls CTEq Members’ investment in STEM “extraordinary”STEMworks adds “Promising” program distinction, expands with 13 programs

We’ve partnered with Iowa to scale STEM programs in the state

Check out our “Top 5″ series on top U.S. cities for STEM jobs

Show Us Your STEM!

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