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Hollywood Stuntman Steve Wolf to Demonstrate the Science Behind TV and Movie Special Effects Action at the USA Science & Engineering Expo

This post is part of our ongoing series highlighting awesome events going on at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, taking place April 26th & 27th at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more here: blog.stemconnector.org/usa-science-engineering-festival.

Have you ever wondered about the science behind all those incredible stunts and special effects on Hollywood TV shows and films?  Get set to get answers (while increasing your science IQ) from noted Hollywood stuntman Steve Wolf this April at the Festival Expo during an unforgettable stage presentation. Wolf - who has he’s worked on movies with Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and dozens of other stars, and has also engineered effects for such TV shows as America's Most Wanted, and Law and Order -- will demonstrate how the basics of physics and other areas of science are employed to make these stunts and special effects safe as they are thrilling and realistic. Don't miss the action and this and other exciting Expo stage shows!

Learn More: Steve Wolf - The Secret Science Behind Movie Stunts & Special Effect

Five Grand Prize Winners Announced in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Education Contest

This is a press release from Samsung

Public schools from Florida, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington to each receive more than $140,000 in technology

Samsung announced today the five grand prize winners in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest, a competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among U.S. public school students. The five grand prize winners were chosen from more than 2,300 schools from across the country. The five grand prize winners listed below will receive technology from Samsung, Adobe Foundation, and DIRECTV.
 
G.W. Carver Middle School, Miami, FL
 
Sunburst Jr. High School, Sunburst, MT
 
Oliver Street School, Newark, NJ
 
Academy at Palumbo, Philadelphia, PA
 
East Valley High School, Yakima, WA
 
G.W. Carver Middle School won the Community Choice Award with nearly 11,000 public online votes; East Valley High School won the Samsung Employees Choice Award; and the other three winners were chosen by a panel of judges. Each of the five winning schools receive more than $140,000* in technology products such as smart boards, LED TVs, and laptops.
 
“To see how the students engage with STEM as well as with each other and their community during their Solve for Tomorrow experience is truly wonderful,” said David Steel, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America. “We hope the excitement and the substance of what each of these schools achieved through their project will serve as inspiration for even greater accomplishments in the future. Congratulations to the top five winners and all of those who participated this year. We hope the challenge of this contest, together with the technology for winning schools, will help spark students’ passion to pursue careers in STEM that help make the world a better place.”
 
All five winners will be honored in a special Washington, D.C. ceremony on April 30. More than 2,300 schools from every state across the country entered the contest in August with an essay response on how STEM can help their community. Five schools from each state plus D.C., a total of 255 schools, were selected as state finalists and received Samsung Galaxy Tabs. They moved onto the next phase of the contest where 51 state winners were selected to receive a camcorder, laptop, and Adobe editing software to create videos to compete in the video phase of the contest that answered the challenge: Show how STEM can improve your community.
 
Fifteen national finalists also competed in an in-person project pitch event at SXSWedu in Austin where they presented their project to a panel of judges. The prize package for the 15 national finalists includes a special service plan with a dedicated school support contact, on-site product training and maintenance service, online training, and an extended warranty plan.
 
The Solve for Tomorrow contest is part of Samsung Hope for Children, the company’s philanthropic initiative focused on helping children lead healthier, smarter, and more sustainable lives. Since 2002, Samsung and its partners have provided cash, technology and volunteer hours to more than 750 schools and community organizations in the United States. Samsung continues to support children’s education by providing tools that empower young people to learn through a variety of STEM initiatives, including the company’s Mobile Application Academies and a partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF).
 
* Estimated Retail Value
 
About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, tablets, personal computers, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
 
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Samsung Electronics North America
Theresa Cha, 201-229-4032
 
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Dana Landry of Covidien Joins STEMconnector's STEM Innovation Task Force

STEMconnector is proud to announce Dana Landry of Covidien as the newest member of our STEM Innovation Task Force (SITF). Dana currently serves as the Senior Director of Emerging Technology and Innovation at Covidien, in addition to leading Covidien's own Innovation Council. Dana will lend his expertise and energy to elevate Innovation Excellence as a formal discipline and national priority for our education system and future workforce. 

Dana J. Landry has over 35 years in the medical device industry. He has held positions at USFDA and in manufacturing, quality, R&D and is now focused in creating programs to support and promote innovation throughout the global enterprise. His unique career path from the consumer through manufacturing to product development has given him a broad insight into the problems and working solutions for profitable innovation activity. He holds a B.S., M.S. (BioMed), M.B.A., and a PhD in Organization and Management (Leadership focus). He is an active member of the International Association of Innovation Professionals and serves as the Chairman of the Certification Committee.  He has held NPDP, CQE and CRE certifications.
 
In 2012 he was selected as Outstanding Alumni in Biomedical Engineering by Louisiana Tech University.
 
He currently manages programs through the corporate Innovation Council which is comprised of senior executives from a broad range of functions and locations who focus their attention on a wide range of innovation programs in business processes, new business models, and leadership to create a strong culture of innovation within Covidien.

DuPont Announces Winner of AgriSCIENCE Award for Teaching Excellence

This is a press release from DuPont

Oregon Teacher Combines Science and Agriculture to Inspire Students

WILMINGTON, Del., March 24, 2014 | Wes Crawford, agriscience teacher, Sutherlin High School, Sutherlin, Ore., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of his teaching excellence. The award recognizes the member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science excellence. Crawford will be recognized at the DuPont dinner held during the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) national conference, April 3-6 in Boston, Mass.
 
“The global population is expected to grow to 9 billion in the next three decades,” said Rik L. Miller, president of DuPont Crop Protection. “Good teachers are at the heart of the quality education needed to meet the needs of our changing world. We are pleased to honor Mr. Crawford for his commitment to inspiring today’s youth and using agriscience to teach them the skills they need to provide enough food, energy and protection for the 21st century.”
 
The award honors George Washington Carver (1864 -1943), agricultural scientist, researcher, inventor, teacher and friend and mentor of Henry A. Wallace, founder of DuPont Pioneer. Crawford, a graduate of Oregon State University holds a master’s degree in Agriculture Education and undergraduate degrees in Animal Science and General Agriculture. He joined Sutherlin High School in 2007 where he teaches agriscience, and he is a 2010 graduate of NATAA.
 
Wes Crawford, agriscience teacher, Sutherlin High School, Sutherlin, Ore., has been selected to receive the DuPont 2014 George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award. (High Resolution)
 
“My teaching philosophy is to be challenging and relevant, and to instill application and responsibility,” said Crawford. “I incorporate science inquiry into Agricultural Biology, Animal Science and Horticultural courses.  Students investigate many factors, find a direct result and apply findings making the inquiry relevant and real. Taking these skill sets beyond the classroom, inquiry and problem solving are universal.” Sutherlin is a high school of 420 students with diverse backgrounds located in a primarily suburban area.
 
Crawford mentors more than 150 students each year in FFA activities as advisor with the Sutherlin FFA Chapter, which is currently rated a Superior Chapter in Oregon, and he is president elect of Oregon Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (OVATA).  He has received a number of recognitions for teaching excellence. In 2012, he was named Oregon’s Region I Agriscience Teacher of the Year, and in 2013, he and his spouse, also a teacher, were selected to participate in the Rural Trust Global Fellowship, traveling to New Zealand and Australia with the focus on best practices in agricultural education.
 
As the 2014 George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE award winner, Crawford will receive a $2,500 personal award and Sutherlin’s agriscience department will receive a $2,500 grant for classroom resources and equipment. In addition, he receives expenses paid trips to NSTA and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) 2014 national conferences held in Boston, Mass., and Nashville, Tenn., respectively.
 
The NATAA is a professional development institute sponsored by DuPont and is a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the NAAE. Highly recommended agriscience teachers engage in inquiry-based activities and learn techniques and exciting new approaches that, when brought back to the classroom, will stimulate students to learn more about agriscience and its role in helping create a healthier, more sustainable future.
 
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
 
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Flint Hills Resources Partners with Texas State Aquarium to Expand STEM Education

This is a press release from Flint Hills Resources.
Flint Hills Resources Partners with Texas State Aquarium to Expand STEM Education
 
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Flint Hills Resources is making a $1 million gift to Texas State Aquarium to help create a new Center for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. 
 
The new Center for Excellence in STEM Education will make learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics more accessible to students and teachers across the U.S. Participants will be able to engage in experiments, quantitative and qualitative observations, data collection and a number of other activities through web-based distance learning technology. 
 
“Our long-standing partnership with the Texas State Aquarium has helped students from all around the country learn about marine life, and concepts tied to science, technology, engineering and math without having to leave their classroom. We are happy to be able to help TSA expand its programs and enrich the lives of twice as many students,” said Valerie Pompa, vice president and manufacturing manager for Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi. “We enjoy being able to help showcase the amazing natural resources that exist in our community.” 
 
The new center, which will be housed in the Aquarium, will also expand TSA’s current Aquavision Distance Learning Studio, another program that Flint Hills Resources has supported for many years. Aquavision provides access to the aquarium’s animals, staff and educational programs through web-based video conferencing technology. Through Aquavision and its other educational programming, TSA will be able to double its annual number of students served through its educations programs to 120,000, including thousands of students across the U.S. who are not able to visit the aquarium or the Gulf of Mexico. 
 
"For more than 25 years, Flint Hills Resources has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the Texas State Aquarium and our educational efforts. Now, with this transformational gift, Flint Hills Resources and the Texas State Aquarium are taking on a leadership role in science education in South Texas. The new Flint Hills Resources Center for Excellence in STEM Education will allow us to help definitively tackle the challenge of improving STEM education for Coastal Bend students and teachers,” said Tom Schmid, president and CEO of the Texas State Aquarium. 
 
Over the past 20 years, Flint Hills Resources has provided an additional $1 million in funding for a number of programs at the Texas State Aquarium. The company has also hosted kids from the aquarium’s summer SeaCamp program at its Wildlife Learning Preserve, located near its West Refinery on Suntide Road. More than 1,200 SeaCampers have taken part in this educational experience over the last decade.
 
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NAFEO and Its Partners STEMconnector® & Million Women Mentors Salute 'Sisters Presidents' For Women's History Month

By Lezli Baskerville, President & CEO of NAFEO & Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMconnector®
 
 
March 26, 2014 - Washington, DC | As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and Women’s History Month, NAFEO and its partner, STEMconnector®/ Million Women Mentors, salute with thanksgiving twenty-nine (29) phenomenal “Sister Presidents”: the twenty-six (26) remarkable female historically black college and university (HBCU) presidents and three (3) amazing female predominantly black institution (PBI) presidents. During this watershed year, “Sister Presidents” have not yet attained parity with their male counterparts in terms of service at the helm of an HBCU or PBI, but their numbers have increased in recent years. 
 
These women are administrators, accountants, auditors, chemists, doctors, educators, engineers, guidance counselors, higher education financial and resource management mavens, institutional advancement specialists, lawyers, physicians, scientists, mathematicians, ministers, philosophers, psychologists, public policy analysts, social workers, sociologists and student retention experts. At a time when there is a national goal of increasing the numbers and diversity of science, technology, teaching, engineering, agricultural and mathematics professionals (STEAM), these women are leading the way, “full STEAM ahead.”
 
Our “Sister Presidents” have expertise and experience that they are using to inspire, lead, and lift their families, institutions, faculty, staff, students, alumni and service communities. They possess “hearts full of grace and souls generated by love.”
 
Our “Sister Presidents” are vastly different in background and training, substance and style, race and ethnicity, experience and expectations of themselves and others. They are living examples of Maya Angelou’s words that “in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Our “Sister Presidents” are in many regards as separate as the fingers on a hand, but they are as united and powerful as the fist referenced by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to dramatize the potency of women united. They subscribe to Thomas Jefferson’s belief that people cannot be “ignorant and free,” that education is light and “light and liberty go together.” They are using their time and talent to recapture lost and fallen youth and bring them into and move them through colleges and universities. They are using their skills, passions and innovative approaches to moving high performing students from where they are when they enter their institutional sphere to where they should be in two or four years:  in an excellent, diverse, high tech workforce; a research laboratory, business incubator, or technology transfer center; a green space, teaching families and communities about sustainability; on stage in a performing arts center or, in a graduate or professional program.
 
At this time in which 7 out of 10 middle-Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and 52% of voters expect their children to be worse off financially than they are, our Sister Presidents are of one accord in their belief that education is God’s blessing to rescue and resuscitate our dying sons and daughters; brothers and sisters; our dysfunctional families; our deteriorating communities, our decaying Spirits.
 
When annually, more women are expected to file bankruptcy than graduate from college, our Sister Presidents are using their collective voices to prod public policies and public and private partnerships to move more women from the margins into and through one of the nation’s 105 HBCUs, one of the 25 PBIs or another college or university aligned with their preparation and aspirations.
 
Our Sister Presidents are wise women; women of strong, confident, yet humble spirits; women of noble character. They possess excellence and capacity beyond measure, valiance, patience, courage, faith and resilience that keeps our Sister Presidents making a way out of what sometimes appears to be “no way.”  They move our institutions and students to thrive even in the face of untold economic, policy, institutional, community, governance, familial and personal challenges.  Our Sister Presidents serve confidently, joyfully, passionately, innovatively, and indefatigably with remarkable results.
 
For the above and so many other reasons, NAFEO and STEMConnector® / Million Women Mentors salute and thank the nation’s 26 female HBCU presidents and 3 female PBI presidents this Women’s History Month and every day:
 
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd 
President
Alabama State University
 
Dr. Lady June Cole
Interim President
Allen University
 
Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall 
President
Bennett College
 
Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng 
President
Bluefield State College
 
Dr. Cynthia Jackson Hammond
President
Central State University
 
Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital
President
Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania
 
Dr. Elaine Johnson Copeland
President
Clinton College
 
Dr. Joann Boyd-Scotland
Interim President
Denmark Technical College
 
Dr. Elmira Mangum
President
Florida A&M University
 
Dr. Roslyn Artis
President
Florida Memorial University
 
Mrs. Constance Gully 
Interim President
Harris Stowe University
 
Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers
President
Jackson State University
 
Dr. Helen T. Mcalpine 
President
J.F. Drake State Technical College
 
Dr. Mary Evans Sias
President
Kentucky State University
 
Dr. A. Cherrie Epps
Interim President & Ceo
Meharry Medical College
 
Valerie Montgomery Rice
President
Morehouse School Of Medicine
 
Dr. Debra Saunders-White 
Chancellor
North Carolina Central University
 
Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber
President
Saint Augustine's University
 
Dr. Adena Williams Loston
President
St. Philip's College
 
Dr. Cheryl D. Dozier
President
Savannah State University
 
Joan Y. Davis
Interim President
Shelton State Community College
 
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
President
Spelman College

 

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SanDisk Awards 100 Higher Education Scholarships for STEM-Related Education in the U.S.

This is a press release from SanDisk Corporation

SanDisk Also Expands its Scholars Program to China and Japan

MILPITAS, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) | SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 SanDisk Scholars Program. Over $1 million in scholarships and grants were awarded to nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate university students in the United States to support their pursuit of degrees in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline. SanDisk also announced it is expanding the program to China and Japan to students pursuing STEM-related studies.

The SanDisk Scholars Program grants scholarships to students based upon their prior academic achievements and meaningful levels of community engagement, as well as financial need. Of the $1.5 million committed for 2013-2014, scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending 28 universities across 12 states including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California.
 
“SanDisk’s generous support offers Cal students pursuing a STEM-related degree critical resources to fulfill their academic goals, which may have otherwise not been possible,” said S. Shankar Sastry, Dean of the College of Engineering and Roy W. Carlson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley. “STEM-related studies are a key element of UC Berkeley’s leading curriculum, and the SanDisk Scholars Program further enables us to offer these important fields of study to the innovators of tomorrow.”
 
“The education our students receive prepares them to solve some of the most pressing engineering challenges in the world,” said Dr. James D. Plummer, Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University. “Our ability to offer graduate fellowship packages is one of the things that helps us attract these top students to Stanford University, and we’re very grateful for SanDisk’s support and commitment to our efforts.”
 
“SanDisk is passionate about helping the next generation of technology leaders pursue their dreams in STEM-related careers,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer, SanDisk. “Not only does our support better position them for future success, but it also helps foster a greater pool of qualified talent, which will benefit the technology industry in years to come.”
 
Expanding the SanDisk Scholars Program to China and Japan
 
In addition to continuing to provide scholarships to students pursuing STEM-related studies in the U.S., SanDisk is expanding the program to China and Japan in 2014. Thirty scholarships will be awarded in each country to students participating in engineering and computer science programs at the following universities:
 
China:
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • >Xidian University
  • Zhejiang University
Japan:
  • Nagoya University
  • Tohoku University
  • University of Tokyo

For more information on the SanDisk Scholars Fund or to submit an application for 2014, visit: http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-responsibility/community/scholars-program/

Statements from Select 2013-2014 SanDisk Scholars in the U.S.:
 
“Receiving a scholarship from SanDisk will allow me to pursue a Master of Science degree from one of the best programs in the country,” said Chris Almodovar, student at Stanford University. “With this scholarship, I am able to explore my research interests within mechanical engineering and focus on acquiring the right skills that will help me make a difference in the world one day. Thank you!”
 
“I am a materials science and engineering major, with an interest in becoming a doctor,” said Grace Tuyiringire, student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Thank you, SanDisk, for this opportunity. With this scholarship, I will be able to focus on my goal of becoming a MD and a bigger leader in the MIT community.”
 
“It is an honor to be acknowledged for my efforts by a company like SanDisk,” said Claire Lochner, student at the University of California, Berkeley. “I’m currently working on a research project that aims to bring real-time physical health visibility through something as simple as a Band-Aid. I’m excited about my work and how it could potentially improve many lives.”
 
About the SanDisk Foundation:
SanDisk’s mission as a philanthropic company is to support programs and organizations that address the needs of communities where our company has a significant presence. SanDisk strives to be an exemplary corporate citizen within the global community. The SanDisk Foundation, a corporate advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, helps carry out this mission by making donations to non-profit organizations and community groups within our key focus areas: K-12 education, promoting STEM-focused programs, and children’s health and well-being. Since 2003, the SanDisk Foundation has awarded more than $25 million to almost 1,000 charitable organizations worldwide.
 
The SanDisk Scholars Program, created in 2012, utilizes a $1.5 million annual budget to award scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing education and university research in STEM fields.
 
About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
 
© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk and the SanDisk logo are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

Contacts:
SanDisk Corporation
Lee Garvin Flanagin, 408-801-2463
lee.flanagin@sandisk.com

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Francis Collins and J. Craig Venter Among Genetics Pioneers Appearing at USA Science & Engineering Festival's X-STEM Symposium

This post is part of our ongoing series highlighting awesome events going on at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, taking place April 26th & 27th at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more here: blog.stemconnector.org/usa-science-engineering-festival.

As human genetics plays an ever-growing role in the future of bioscience, medicine and other STEM fields, it is important to remind young learners that this impetus largely began with the completion of the Human Genome Project. At the Festival Expo's X-STEM Symposium in April, students will have the unique opportunity to meet, hear and learn from two key pioneers of this landmark endeavor: Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. Collins, the Director of NIH, is known for his groundbreaking discoveries in genetics and for leading the Human Genome Project to completion. Venter led the first sequencing of the human genome and currently heads the noted J.Craig Institute which he founded. Don't miss meeting other trailblazers in STEM at the X-STEM Symposium, April 24. Tickets are going fast!

Learn More: X-STEM Symposium Speaker Profiles

Entertainment Industries Council TV Special: The Meaning of Life in 5 Min According to Bill Nye

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In this special edition of EICtv News, the Entertainment Industries Council spends five enlightening minutes examining the meaning of life, innovation and "the stuff of stars" with the ever fun and animated, Bill Nye "The Science Guy."The key to changing the world and driving America's future success, may very well surprise (and inspire) you!  Check out this exclusive Science, Engineering & Technology interview to learn why!

EICtv Special: The Meaning of Life in 5 Min According to Bill Nye

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Carnegie Science Center Names New Director of Science and Education

This is a press release from Carnegie Science Center

Jason Brown Has Extensive Background in Teaching, Technology

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2014 | Carnegie Science Center is pleased to announce that Jason Brown has joined its Senior Leadership Team as the new Director of Science and Education.
 
Brown will oversee and manage the conception and implementation of innovative science education programs that will inspire the next-generation workforce to consider STEM-related careers. He also will play a leading role as the Science Center develops its Teacher Excellence Academy.
 
A native of upstate New York, Brown graduated from Hobart College with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s Certificate in Educational Technology and New Literacies from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Pennsylvania certified science teacher.
 
During his varied career, Brown has taught courses in physics, astronomy, science technology and the environment, and geology in private, public, and alternative education classrooms. Brown also has owned and managed several businesses and taught construction technology and management at the State University of New York Delhi. After moving to Pittsburgh, Brown taught engineering and science at Propel Braddock Hills High School before taking his new position with the Science Center.
 
“I’m excited to have the chance to work on projects that will have a positive impact both on the guests who visit the Science Center and students in the Pittsburgh region,” Brown said. “I like how collaborative everyone is at the Science Center and how the common purpose is inspiring people to appreciate science.”
 
 For more about the Science Center and its programs, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412.237.3400.
 
About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.
 
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events

 

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