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The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning Helps Close the Gender and Race Gaps for High School Physics and Chemistry Teachers

This is a press release from The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

NEWARK, N.J., June 1, 2016 (PRNewswire) | The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) today announced the results from a Hanover Research study analyzing the performance outcomes on the Praxis physics and chemistry assessments among science teacher candidates prepared by CTL and those prepared by other institutions in New Jersey and across the United States.  Differences in both the representation of minority and female students were also examined. [The full report is available at:].

The Praxis Series® tests measure teacher candidates' knowledge and skills. The tests are used for licensing and certification processes.

Significantly, CTL graduates who have previously served as teachers in other subjects and have learned physics or chemistry in 12 to 18 months show equal proficiency in these subjects, passing the Praxis test at the same rate as those who learn physics or chemistry over many years of study by traditional means.  Thus, rather than solely depending on STEM majors to meet the vast shortage of science teachers across the country, CTL effectively equips current teachers who are certified in other disciplines to successfully teach STEM courses. 

Minorities and women are also much more highly represented among physics teacher candidates who are prepared with CTL training; and minorities are significantly more highly represented among CTL-trained chemistry teachers as well.  This model can thereby provide the availability of new physics and chemistry teachers who better reflect the current racial and ethnic makeup of students in American schools and facilitate broader diversity in accessible STEM role models.

CTL's innovative new pedagogy uses new technology such as interactive white boards for engaging instruction and polling devices for real time assessment, as well as a highly collaborative classroom structure that helps every student fulfill their potential.  The same pedagogy that proved successful for high school physics and chemistry students has proven successful in preparing their teachers as well.

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*CTL significantly different than non-CTL group

In addition to producing new physics and chemistry teachers through its certification programs, CTL provides ongoing support in the classroom with professional development opportunities and free curricular resources during the school year. 

CTL has become the #1 producer of physics teachers in the country and was accepted in 2015 by 100Kin10 as one of 236 "Best in Class" partners working to achieve President Obama's goal of 100,000 new mathematics and science teachers by 2020.

Dr. Robert Goodman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Center of Teaching and Learning said, "We are very pleased to help build a pipeline of capable STEM teachers who include a strong representation of women and minorities.  Providing high quality physics and chemistry education to previously underserved populations increases social justice and better prepares our country's next generation for global competition."

Wendell Steinhauer, President of the New Jersey Education Association said, "This program is a great example of what we can accomplish when we empower educators to lead and innovate. Our members are the foremost experts on what students need to thrive, and they are passionate about providing those opportunities. This program has been so positive for science education because it placed educators in the lead, and they have taken it to great places."

Specific additional key findings in the Hanover Research study included:

There are slight differences between CTL students and their non-CTL counterparts in New Jersey and the rest of the U.S. that vary by the passing measure.  Specifically, CTL students are somewhat less likely to pass on their first attempt, but slightly more likely to pass overall.

CTL students are more likely to pass the chemistry exam by approximately 10 to 14 percentage points, on average, compared to non-CTL students in New Jersey and students in the rest of the U.S. However, these marginal effects at the means are not statistically significant.

Women and Minorities
Women and minorities in all groups are less likely to pass the physics or chemistry Praxis exams compared to males and non-minority peers.

About CTL:The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower teachers to lead change so that all children have access to a high quality education.

CTL believes the best way to improve education is to invest in teachers by creating changes that make their work less isolated, simpler, more effective, and less stressful. This belief has propelled CTL to an unparalleled track record in rapidly increasing the supply of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers and advancing student STEM attainment. The New Jersey Education Association created the organization in 2007; and its support and participation continues today.

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STEM TVE Segment Will Continue to Dominate the Technical and Vocational Education Market in North America Until 2020, Reports Technavio

This is a press release for Technavio

June 6, 2016 - LONDON - (BUSINESS WIRE) | According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the technical and vocational education market (TVE) in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

This research report titled ‘Technical and Vocational Education Market in North America 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

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The report categorizes the TVE market in North America into three major product segments. They are:

  • Non-technical TVE
  • Others

STEM TVE market: largest segment

In 2015, the STEM TVE segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market in North America and accounted for 48.61% of the market share. This segment will likely continue to dominate the market in the next four years.

Companies in the region opine that there is a deficit in the number of workers with expertise in STEM disciplines. Technavio researchers estimate that by 2018, the US will have more than 1.2 million jobs related to STEM skills. At present, with 3.48 million vacant jobs, the skill gap is evident in the manufacturing sector in the US. The inability to fill vacancies with workers having specialized skills has had repercussions on companies, especially on their innovations and business expansions and primary agenda of improving customer satisfaction.

Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst at Technavio for education technology research, says, “Businesses face challenges while meeting customer demand, production-level targets, and implementing new technologies due to the shortage skilled workforce. The increase in awareness on the rise in skill gaps is driving people in North America to invest in TVE. This measure will assist individuals to be equipped with the necessary practical knowledge about the industry. Emerging high-demand sectors include aeronautics, automotive, HVAC, and electronics.”

Non-technical TVE market: second-largest segment

“The non-technical TVE market in North America is expected to grow at a consistent pace during the forecast period. The non-technical TVE market is growing following an increased demand for skills in the fields of legal studies, nursing, hospitality, tourism, criminal justice, and security,” says Jhansi.

In the legal field, opportunities are abounding for those having skills such as legal transcription and office management. These skills will lead to a career as a legal secretary, law clerk, or paralegal. In the nursing and medical field, TVE can open doors to careers such as nursing assistant, surgical technologist, medical assistant, and phlebotomists. The hospitality and tourism sector in North America is also booming due to an increase in consumer interest in leisure and recreation. The spa and wellness sector is also developing. With so many job opportunities a growing number of people are enrolling in vocational training programs to improve their specialization. The above factors will drive the growth of the non-technical TVE market during the forecast period.

Other TVE segments

The others segment of the TVE market in North America was valued at USD 24.7 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 26.26 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 1.23%.

The others segment of the TVE market in North America is expected to grow at a consistent pace. This is because students taken up unconventional job opportunities as freelancers or are self-employed to express their creativity and individualism. These involve vocational skills are web development, photography, interior designing, and massage therapy among others.

The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:

  • Acumen Global Training
  • City and Guilds
  • CfPA
  • SAP

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About Technavio
​Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies.

Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, re-sellers, and end-users.


Raytheon awards $300,000 in MathMovesU middle school scholarships and grants

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150 middle school students nationwide receive scholarships; schools receive matching grants for math education initiatives

WALTHAM, Mass., June 3, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) awarded $300,000 in scholarships and grants to middle school students and their schools as part of its MathMovesU® program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science. Each of the 150 middle school students from across the United States will receive a $1,000MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship to be used for a math, science or technology camp or program, or saved for the first year of college. Additionally, each recipient's school will receive a matching grant from Raytheon.

The 150 scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of 6th, 7th and 8th grade student applicants who created multimedia presentations that illustrate the importance of math in the world around them. Student submissions were evaluated on creativity, originality, time commitment and the use of math equations to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject.

The MathMovesU Middle School Scholarships are just one way Raytheon highlights the importance of math to the 21st century workforce. Raytheon engages with the MathMovesU community of educators, parents, non-profit partners, policy-makers and students to explore the different efforts under way to improve STEM education and inspire the next generation of innovators.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.


Bechtel's Bill Dudley Makes STEMConnector's 100 CEO Leaders in STEM List

This is a press release from Bechtel

Bechtel CEO Bill Dudley

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - (3BL Media) | Bechtel is among the most respected global engineering, project management, and construction companies, and a cornerstone of innovation in the industry. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects—the modern marvels of the world—that foster sustainable progress and grow economies. Corporate Social Responsibility or Stewardship, is Bechtel’s commitment to harness our human capital and resources to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and to help improve the quality of life in communities where we live and work.

Bechtel and its employees play an important role in developing the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists in our country, and we recognize that future leaders will need strong math and science backgrounds to solve the complex problems we face. Bechtel is a signature sponsor of five key programs: DiscoverE; Engineers Without Borders; FIRST®; Junior Achievement Worldwide®; and Ocean Exploration Trust. Since 2011, our STEM investments totaled nearly $10 million.

Bill Dudley is chief executive officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., and has served as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2000. Since joining Bechtel in 1981, Mr. Dudley has served in a variety of engineering, project management, and executive management positions globally. He became president of the Oil, Gas & Chemicals business unit in 2001, assumed leadership of the Mining & Metals business unit’s Latin America and Oceania regions in 2003 and Asia in 2004.

Prior to these assignments, Mr. Dudley was located in London, where he served as president of Bechtel’s Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southwest Asia organization, responsible for all Bechtel business lines in the region. Mr. Dudley also served as Bechtel’s general manager for Southeast Asia, country manager for Thailand, and general manager of Bechtel’s pipeline business in Asia.

Mr. Dudley was elected a senior vice president in 1997 and became Bechtel’s president and chief operating officer in 2008. He was elected chief executive officer in 2014. Mr. Dudley holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He currently serves on the board of the Engineering Advisory Council at Purdue. Mr. Dudley is a Business Roundtable member, and actively participates in numerous charitable organizations.

Studies suggest that students’ interest in STEM subjects tends to weaken when they reach middle school, so the challenge is to work even harder to gain their interest early. One of the most successful programs we’ve seen to achieve this has been through our partnership with FIRST®, which uses the excitement of building a robot to engage kids from elementary through high school. FIRST programs have volunteer mentors who work with local robotics teams weekly, which allow students to really get to know their mentors. Frequently we host FIRST workshops in Bechtel facilities because we know students value seeing what a professional work environment looks like.

Similarly, it’s more likely that girls and minority students will pursue STEM careers if they have the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals who look like them and come from similar backgrounds. At Bechtel, we prioritize efforts that promote minorities and women in engineering, including leadership in the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers and Women in Nuclear. In 2013, we launched Women@Bechtel, a new employee resource group for women and men who support gender inclusiveness at Bechtel. We encourage our colleagues to dedicate time to visiting local schools and volunteering with students to give back to their communities. Often, the simple act of talking with these young people, asking them about their goals, and helping them learn about what it’s like to be an engineer is a pivotal conversation. It’s a truly empowering experience for these volunteers when they realize the potential impact they can have on the direction their students’ lives may take.

It’s especially important in the conversations we have with young people to make sure we are sending out the right message. Young people are curious by their very nature, and so are the best engineers. So we have to capitalize on that curiosity by showing them that engineering and STEM subjects in the professional world are an opportunity to help solve the world’s greatest puzzles, such as resource scarcity, urban growth, and the need for sustainable sources of power. Bechtel colleagues work on these problems every day, and so their stories and experiences are the best source of inspiration for young people. Last year, a Bechtel-sponsored FIRST® LEGO League team from Chile was recognized among hundreds of others for its innovative solution for helping people prepare for, stay safe during, and recover from natural disasters. The experience of living in a part of the world where flooding, earthquakes, wildfires and other natural disasters are all too common has inspired these young people to be part of the solution. They developed a low-cost plan of embedding retroreflectors and LED lighting in roads to guide people in a tsunami evacuation. It’s experiences like these where we can truly see the value of engaging with young people about engineering – we have the opportunity to help light the spark of some truly remarkable future engineers.

At Bechtel, we build projects that transform lives and communities, and we make it a point to share this bigger picture with students we mentor, with interns, college hires, and in our approach to the work we do. Our work with Engineers Without Borders; DiscoverE; and FIRST® is a perfect fit, because these partnerships depend on dedicated, passionate employee volunteers who go the extra mile to spark passion in students.

I am most proud of the fact that for 25 years, Bechtel has played a key role in creating and growing DiscoverE, which was previously known as Engineers Week. In 1990, CEO and Chairman Steve Bechtel, Jr. chaired the first US-wide Engineers Week, and since then, the organization has supported 5 million students and teachers through the participation of more than 50,000 engineers. During Engineers Week this year, Bechtel colleagues reached out to over 5,500 students through classroom presentations and other events featuring hands-on engineering activities and mentoring.

One of the things I love most about DiscoverE is that it empowers anyone with a love of STEM to get out there and engage students. You don’t have to be an engineer or a scientist – all that’s needed is the desire to introduce children to STEM subjects in a way that leaves them wanting more. DiscoverE provides all the information and resources needed, including engineering activities that ignite students’ creativity and critical thinking, and the ability to talk to kids about engineering in a way that sparks their curiosity and inspires them to learn more.

DiscoverE initiatives such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering & Technology in particular are outstanding involvement opportunities for our colleagues and leadership. These initiatives are designed to encourage girls and young women to enter the STEM field, and also ensure that they have ample opportunities for growth and continued success once they enter the field.

Becoming 3D and ROBO 3D Release 3D Printing STEM Education Kit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

This is a press release from Becoming 3D

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2, 2016 (PRNewswire) | 3D printing tech startups Becoming 3D and ROBO 3D have collaborated to develop a 3D Printing STEM Education Kit exclusive for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The announcement was made at the 2016 Boys & Girls Clubs National Conference in New Orleans.

This 3D printing package brings integrated 3d printing and modeling into the Boys & Girls Club classrooms, introducing middle and high schoolers to this new technology that emphasizes math and science. Not only does 3D printing foster more in depth learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but it shows students how to conceptualize their ideas and bring them to life.

The pilot program was launched at the Boys & Girls Club in Jefferson City, Missouri early this Spring and has generated great enthusiasm among its members and staff.

"This 3D printer is giving our members an opportunity to really develop a skill set that helps them accomplish success in the future and be prepared for the job market our country is facing right now," said Christopher Sutton, Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City.

VIDEO from the pilot program in Jefferson City:

The STEM educational kit includes everything a Boys & Girls Club needs to get their members started learning and using 3D printing. It includes, the 3D printer, a custom designed printer cart, 6 spools of PLA filament, all necessary software, specially written curriculum, a 1-year warranty, and phone & online tech support.

The complete package can be seen here:

3D printing technology is becoming a significant force in educational settings, providing future inventors and innovators with an ample amount of opportunity for learning. Having this new technology in the classroom helps to get students engaged as well as provide teachers with three dimensional visual aids to use in their classroom to illustrate realistic simulations, including fragile objects such as fossils and artifacts. 

About Becoming 3D
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Becoming 3D is a leading provider of 3D printing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and supplies for professionals, schools, and consumers. Their products and services replace and complement traditional operational methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real pieces directly from digital input. Becoming 3D was co-founded in 2014 by printing industry veteran Grant Sadowski, a Hewlett Packard Managed Print Elite Partner. For more information, visit

About ROBO 3D
Founded in 2012, ROBO 3D designs, manufactures and sells 3D printers and associated products to the desktop/consumer segment of the 3D printing industry. At the center of ROBO 3D's product offering is its "plug and play" 3D printer, the "R1+" model, which has a number of compelling characteristics for its product category. ROBO 3D has been selling its printers through major customers Amazon and Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in North America, and has experienced strong year on year growth. For more information, visit


U.S. Must Expand Computer Science Education to Keep Up With Demand for Skilled Workforce, ITIF Finds in New Analysis

This is a press release from ITIF

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) MAY 31, 2016 | Computer skills are in high demand among employers in a wide range of industries, not just tech-related fields, yet despite growing interest in the subject, a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) finds that too few U.S. students are taking quality computer science classes at the high school and university levels. ITIF, a leading tech policy think tank, makes the case for public action to support and maintain the groundswell of interest in computer science and capture the economic and social benefits that will come from fostering a more highly skilled workforce.

“Despite the growing use of computers and software in every facet of our economy, computer science education is just beginning to gain traction in American school systems. It should be an urgent priority to make much greater progress,” said Adams Nager, an ITIF economic policy analyst and the report’s lead author. “Computer science is the most important STEM field for the modern economy, but it is not even represented in the acronym, and it is the discipline that the fewest high school students study. It is encouraging that the number of high school students taking AP computer science has more than doubled in recent years, from about 20,000 in 2010 to almost 50,000 in 2015. But that figure pales in comparison to the number of students taking AP calculus—and in California, there are still more kids taking ceramics.

“We need to shift perceptions of computer science,” Nager said. “We should stop treating it as a fringe, elective offering, or just a skills-based course, and start viewing it as a core science on par with more traditional subjects like biology, chemistry, and physics. Universities also need to expand their course offerings to accommodate growing demand for computer skills among both students and employers in all sectors of the economy.”

Co-authored by ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson, the report explains that computer science education is still considered secondary to the standard high school science track of biology, chemistry, and physics—which was first established in the 1890s. Among the findings: 

  • Only half of states count computer science as a math or science credit rather than an elective, and the majority (29 states) do not have computer science teacher certification programs.
  • The computer science Advanced Placement exam represents only 1.1 percent of all AP exams offered, has the largest gender disparity of any AP exam, and underrepresents minority students. In fact, only 22 percent of students taking AP computer science are female, less than 10 percent are Hispanic, and less than 4 percent are black.
  • High school students take five times more AP biology exams than AP computer science exams; they take nine times more AP calculus exams; and they take 20 times more AP English exams.

At the university level, the United States boasts strong computer science programs, but universities still aren’t keeping up with demand. Nager and Atkinson cite two main causes for this: First, computer science, like most STEM-concentrated degrees, costs more for schools to provide than majors in the liberal arts or social sciences. Second, universities and colleges often face resistance from within when they try to change departments’ size and number of course offerings to reflect students’ demand for a particular major, especially if such efforts are not met with a growing student body for the university. Universities, particularly state schools that have faced funding cuts, have few incentives to take on these additional costs by encouraging or enabling more students to take courses. Schools also lack incentives to improve diversity in their computer science departments, as the number and share of women in computer science majors has dramatically declined from a decade ago.

The report points to several tactics universities use to deal with their inability to meet growing demand for computer science courses, including restricting the size of the major, discouraging non-majors from taking courses, and charging a premium for computer science classes.

Nager and Atkinson say the outlook for computer science education is improving, however. Spearheaded by nonprofit initiatives, the importance of coding and computer science has led to concerted efforts to increase the number of students taking computer science courses, provide teachers with resources, and generate interest in the field. Additionally, many states and local governments are recognizing the importance of computer science to both students and employers, and are working to put computer science in all K-12 schools.

The authors offer a series of recommendations for federal and state policymakers to leverage this momentum: 

  • Reform curricula for existing technology classes to focus on core concepts of computer science in primary and secondary schools;
  • Allow computer science to count as either a math or science requirement in high school;
  • Teach computer science in all high schools;
  • Increase the number of qualified computer science teachers by providing resources to train and recruit;
  • Establish more STEM-intensive public charter high schools; and
  • Create incentives for universities to expand their offerings in computer science and prioritize retaining students interested in majoring, minoring, or taking courses in the field.

“Graduates with skills in computer science are an incredibly valuable resource for the U.S. economy,” said Atkinson. “It is not enough to rely on the ‘market’ to determine the number of workers with computer science skills, if for no other reason than because key educational institutions do not adequately respond to market signals. It is incumbent on states and the federal government to require or incentivize educational institutions to further develop their ability to train a broader group of students in computer science. Expanding computer science education should be considered an essential component of U.S. innovation and economic growth policy.”

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Global STEM Talent Summit Highlight Reel and Video Series!

The Global STEM Talent Summit was the worlds' first employer led and largest in its history. More than 30 speakers shared their perspectives on bridging the STEM talent shortfall. This year marked a turning point called the STEM Praxis Moment with a focus on transitioning from theory into action. With more than 430 million STEM jobs to fill by 2030, companies should discuss collective strategies to drive scale and speed that future proof the STEM pipeline rather than individually compete for the diminishing talent pool. With 25 strategic partners and growing with combined revenues of more than $1.3 trillion and 4.5 million employees, GSTS unique sequence of strategically connected summits supported by a large coalition of strong and impactful partners with exemplary leadership capabilities to define the future of STEM talent development.

Below is a highlight reel of the entire day's action. In the weeks to come, we will be showcasing in-depth videos of the panels, keynote addresses, and backstage interviews from the summit here on the blog! You can catch all these videos and more on the STEMconnector YouTube Page!

Regeneron Selected by Society for Science & the Public as New Sponsor of the Science Talent Search

This is a press release from Regeneron

 Regeneron’s $100 million, 10-year commitment supports the competition and STEM outreach and equity programming

Regeneron CEO and CSO are both Science Talent Search alumni

Tarrytown, NY and Washington, DC (May 26, 2016) | Society for Science & the Public (Society) today announced that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) is the new title sponsor of the Science Talent Search. Selected through a competitive process that garnered interest from the nation’s leading companies and philanthropists, Regeneron will become only the third sponsor in 75 years of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science competition.

The new sponsorship will be celebrated at a special event today at the American Museum of Natural History, which is known for its extensive science education program. The event will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, and can be viewed via webcast at 9:00 a.m. EDT at

Regeneron is committing $100 million to support the Science Talent Search and other Society programs through 2026 and will assume title sponsorship of the competition effective immediately. As part of its commitment, Regeneron is nearly doubling the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually, increasing the top award to $250,000, and doubling the awards for the top 300 young scientists and their schools to $2,000 each. During its history, the Science Talent Search has provided more than $25 million in awards to over 8,500 students and schools.

“We are honored to be the new sponsors of the Science Talent Search, a national treasure that showcases the critical role science plays in advancing society. For me, participating in the Science Talent Search was a life-changing experience that inspired my future scientific career,” said George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Scientist and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron, President of Regeneron Laboratories and a top winner of the 1976 Science Talent Search. “For nearly 30 years, Regeneron has worked to turn groundbreaking science into medicines that will improve human lives. We are committed to supporting a rich pipeline of future talent who will improve our world through science and engineering for generations to come.”

“The commitment that Regeneron has made to the Society for Science & the Public and our storied program is extraordinary,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society, Publisher of Science News and an alumna of the 1985 Science Talent Search. “In the 75-year history of this competition and nearly a century of science education, this is the largest commitment we’ve ever received from a single organization. Through the dedication of Regeneron not only to continue but to advance the Science Talent Search, we will be expanding the program’s reach like never before, extending the opportunities that individual research can offer and inspiring even more of our nation’s talented young scientists.”

As a key component of the sponsorship, $30 million will be dedicated to scaling Society initiatives focused on increasing outreach and equity for students across the United States to nurture their interest in the sciences. This funding will support inspirational and aspirational programming designed to reach new and underprivileged communities, support teachers and inspire more students to pursue careers in STEM.

“Regeneron is led by two alumni of the Science Talent Search, so we know first-hand what it means to promising young students,” said Leonard Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regeneron and an alumnus of the 1970 Science Talent Search. “It’s absolutely critical that the best and brightest minds pursue careers in science and engineering. This unrivaled program provides important motivation and reinforcement for talented young people to stay this course.”

The Science Talent Search has been identifying and celebrating the best and brightest young scientific minds in the United States since 1942. The competition receives more than 1,800 applications each year from high school seniors across the country. By submitting an application to the Science Talent Search, entrants vie to be honored as one of the nation’s top 300 young scientists, from which 40 finalists are selected for a week-long competition in Washington, D.C. Student finalists have met personally with eleven U.S. Presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

About the Regeneron Science Talent Search
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public since 1942, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Each year, approximately 1,800 student entrants to the Science Talent Search submit original research in critically important scientific fields of study and are judged by leading experts in their fields. Often, these students endeavor to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges with promising research on medical issues, technology breakthroughs and social innovations. Unique among high school competitions in the U.S. and globally, the Science Talent Search focuses on identifying the next generation of scientists and engineers who will provide critical leadership in shaping the future of research and development for our nation and the world. The top 300 entries are recognized as the top young scientists in the United States, and they and their schools receive prizes of $2,000 each. The top 40 candidates are selected as Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists and invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a weeklong celebration of science, meet with lawmakers and leaders, and compete for top honors.

Program alumni include recipients of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including eleven National Medals of Science, three Breakthrough Prizes, seventeen MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, two Fields Medals and twelve Nobel Prizes. Distinguished Science Talent Search alumni include Society Trustees Mary Sue Coleman (president emeritus, University of Michigan), Tom Leighton (co-founder and CEO, Akamai Technologies) and Frank Wilczek (2004 Nobel Prize in Physics), among many others.

Intel was the title sponsor of the Science Talent Search from 1998-2016. For the first 55 years (1942-1997) of the Science Talent Search, Westinghouse was the title sponsor.

About Society for Science & the Public
Established in 1921, Society for Science & the Public (the Society) is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit membership organizations dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its acclaimed science competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning Science Newsmagazine and family of media properties, Society for Science & the Public is committed to inform, educate and inspire. For more information about the Society and its work, please visit

About Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN) is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company based in Tarrytown, New York that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain and infectious diseases. For additional information about the company, please visit or follow @Regeneron on Twitter. 

About the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. Five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support approximately 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 33 million specimens and artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, and one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Drawing on its scientific resources, the Museum’s educational programs range from early-childhood science classes to offerings for middle school, high school, and college students that include unparalleled opportunities to conduct authentic scientific research with scientist mentors. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Visit for more information.


Turbo-Charge Your STEM Brainstorming Sessions

Pepper Bullock, Founder of Safe Harbor Consulting in Atlanta, and Tara Carcillo, CEO of The Clearing in Washington D.C., are collaborating on a series of facilitation aids for new leaders to be release later this year.  This series will give leaders in STEM and elsewhere, insights into the ‘trade secrets’ used by professional consultants when hosting ideation or leading groups. As a prequel to the app, scheduled to be release this fall, they have posted a 5 minute YouTube video (embedded below) that shares how to Turbo-Charge your brainstorming with ideation concepts inspired by Design Thinking. This free video gives the new leader a framework for faster and more creative brainstorming outcomes.

Pepper is speaking at the Womenetics event below where he will be explaining these ideation techniques.


Cubic President and Chief Executive Officer Bradley H. Feldmann Recognized Among 100 CEO Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector®

This is a press release from Cubic Corporation

CEO offers insight into the importance of STEM and innovation at Cubic Corporation

May 23, 2016 - SAN DIEGO (BUSINESS WIRE) | Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced Bradley H. Feldmann, president and chief executive officer (CEO), is among 100 CEO Leaders in STEM, published by STEMconnector®, the one-stop resource for “who is doing what” in STEM education and careers. The published book, 100 CEO Leaders in STEM, features the unique perspective of CEOs on the issues facing America’s workforce in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

Each CEO recognized is featured in a two-page spread in the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM book, and includes their thought-provoking reflections on STEM education, workforce development, public-private partnerships and diversity. The profiles will help to influence and prompt the national conversation regarding these issues.

“I am honored to be selected along with other CEOs from global companies and look forward to sharing insight on the important topics of diversity and innovation in the current workforce,” said Bradley H. Feldmann, president and chief executive officer, Cubic Corporation. “Cubic was founded from and thrives on a culture of innovation and STEM initiatives help drive the success of this company.”

“We are proud to highlight Bradley Feldmann as one of the 100 CEO leaders in STEM and recognize his leadership and excellence,” said Edie Fraser, chief executive officer, STEMconnector®. “The role of CEOs becomes critical to business and innovation. These role models are change leaders.”

Feldmann also recently received the 2016 Duane Roth Distinguished Contribution Award for Technology by CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego, for his contributions in elevating San Diego as a global innovation economy.

100 CEO Leaders in STEM is a STEMconnector® publication sponsored by Diversified Search, Sodexo, Tata Consultancy Services, and Walmart. To see the full list of honorees and download the electronic version of 100 CEO Leaders in STEM, go to

About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units, Cubic’s mission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for transportation authorities and operators. Cubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's website at or on Twitter @CubicCorp.

About STEMconnector®
STEMconnector® is a consortium of over 150 companies, associations, academic institutions and government entities actively working to advance STEM education and the future of human capital. STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector®’s network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. Our work spans the entire pipeline (Kindergarten to Jobs) and how STEM education experiences translate into careers. STEMconnector® has a particular emphasis on diversity and women. Visit the STEMconnector website at and on Twitter @STEMconnector.



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