#STEAMRising Today – 9.21.2020

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As a passionate advocate for girls and women in STEM education and careers and an activist for adding the “A” (Arts) for STEAM, I am pleased to provide you with and update on what’s been going on in the world of STEM/STEAM.

I was very excited about the Million Girls Moonshot, an initiative aimed at empowering girls to become builders, innovators, makes and problem solvers.  This initiative is the brainchild of those at the STEM Next Opportunity Fund.

What does a scientist look like?  Check out the If/Then Collection.  Inspiring images!

Read about Cindy Patton, a Senior Systems Engineer at Allscripts and then look around girlstart, a website dedicated to empowering girls in STEM.  Resources for students, parents and teachers.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the new book entitled “Challenges and Opportunities for Transforming From STEM to STEAM Education”.  It’s available from the publisher now with a 20% discount.

Nilah Williamson has big dreams of becoming a naval aviator and a goal of earning her pilot’s license before she graduates from high school.

Kids learn to code while building video games at Code Ninjas.

Checkout Challenge Island – a virtual wonderland for STEAM learning!

Is STEM education a fix-all for our future?

Mike Sepsos is the founder of Major League Gaming.  In this podcast, he discusses the connecting between gaming and STEM.

This infographic points a relatively grim picture of the state of STEM education programs in the United States when compared to other countries.

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