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Philadelphia Jobs Report: STEM Jobs Have A Lot To Offer

Jill Schlesinger reports careers in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM jobs can be intimidating, but worth taking a closer look.

06/25/2015

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Bucks County Conference Aims To Give Girls A Leg Up in ‘STEM’ Careers

STEM, of course, stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

05/20/2015

Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of the University City Science Center. (Photo courtesy of the Science Center)

​Science Is A 24/7 Pursuit In University City

Apple. Google. Microsoft. Each has roots in a garage: the stuff of legend for innovators from which University City Science Center is drawing inspiration.

04/24/2015

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Drexel University Partners With TechGirlz To Launch New Game Design Program For Women

While the class may look like your average computer class, the girls participating are actually testing a game design curriculum for schools and students nationwide.

03/11/2015

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Rowan Family Gives Additional $15 Million To Its Namesake University

The $15-million gift will help set up a permanent endowment dedicated to the engineering school.

12/20/2014

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US Navy, Seaport Museum Working Together on Science Training For Philadelphia Youth

The agreement was signed aboard the historic USS Olympia, on Penn’s Landing.

11/03/2014

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After School Programs Are A Growing Part Of STEM Education

After school programs play a crucial role in educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

10/20/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A Difference

With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.

09/15/2014

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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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Vice President Biden Leads Initiative On Job-Training Programs

More than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

09/08/2014

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Grays Ferry Charter School Uses Grant Money To Help Transform Education

Universal Audenried Charter High School kicked off its first day of school Tuesday with an extra $2.7 million dollars in its coffers over the next three years — thanks to a federal school improvement grant designed to help transform education through innovation.

09/02/2014

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World’s Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In Philadelphia This September

It’s called TEACH FLEET, and its purpose is to get LEGO-loving kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

08/28/2014

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The ConnectED Initiative Aims To Bring All Schools Into The Digital Age

American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

08/27/2014

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