STEM http://wamc.org en State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University http://wamc.org/post/state-funds-cancer-research-project-western-new-england-university <p>The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Western New England University will use the $500,000 grant to purchase equipment for the development of new tests for cancer drugs using live cells from cancer patients. &nbsp;Dr. Anthony English, a professor of biomedical engineering said it will be cutting edge research that could lead to the production of more cost-effective personalized cancer treatments.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87475 at http://wamc.org State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University Career Fair Exposes Students to STEM Fields http://wamc.org/post/career-fair-exposes-students-stem-fields <p>Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus of a career fair in Pittsfield today.</p><p>Roughly 400 high school students had the chance to speak to representatives from more than 30 companies, colleges and governmental agencies highlighting careers in the STEM fields. Judith Monachina works in career services at <a href="http://www.berkshirecc.edu/" target="_blank">Berkshire Community College</a>, which hosted the fair.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:52:26 +0000 Jim Levulis 78417 at http://wamc.org Career Fair Exposes Students to STEM Fields Gillibrand Touts Importance Of STEM Education On Visit To Community College http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-touts-importance-stem-education-visit-community-college <p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured Fulton Montgomery Community College to visit a program focused on nanotechnology. The New York Democrat is advocating for STEM education among women and minorities.</p><p></p><p>Senator Gillibrand visited FMCC’s Center for Engineering and Technology, Electrical Technology – Nanotechnology program. She spoke with students about the importance of STEM education at a school that is geographically positioned between two nanotechnology hubs – SUNY IT’s Nano Utica and Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 77923 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand Touts Importance Of STEM Education On Visit To Community College Women in STEM: A Conversation with RPI President Shirley Jackson http://wamc.org/post/women-stem-conversation-rpi-president-shirley-jackson <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;">For women today, the opportunities to achieve success is a career in science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—are undoubtedly greater than they were decades ago. But recent studies and events show American women still face more hurdles and challenges than their male counterparts today. And recently, a Brown University Professor called attention to an alarming lack of Wikipedia entries for influential female scientists. </span>WAMC’s<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"> Jessica </span>Bloustein<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal;"> Marshall spoke to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson about women in STEM careers.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:56:29 +0000 Jessica Bloustein Marshall 76434 at http://wamc.org Women in STEM: A Conversation with RPI President Shirley Jackson HV College Receives NSF Funding To Train Teachers In STEM http://wamc.org/post/hv-college-receives-nsf-funding-train-teachers-stem <p>A college in the Hudson Valley is the recipient of more than $1.4 million in funding for a scholarship program for prospective math and science teachers.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:26:39 +0000 Allison Dunne 72642 at http://wamc.org HV College Receives NSF Funding To Train Teachers In STEM Mass. Governor's STEM Advisory Council Meets In Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/mass-governors-stem-advisory-council-meets-pittsfield <p></p><p>At a meeting of the Massachusetts Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council in Pittsfield today, resigning Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray said that the collaborative work done between the public and private sector to strengthen students’ opportunities in the STEM fields must continue in his absence.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 65428 at http://wamc.org Mass. Governor's STEM Advisory Council Meets In Pittsfield North Country high school, university students advance to championship round of robotics competition http://wamc.org/post/north-country-high-school-university-students-advance-championship-round-robotics-competition <p>Imagine this; two teams of three robots each are pitted against each other in an area to fling projectiles and climb to the top of a steel pyramid. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:30:00 +0000 60022 at http://wamc.org North Country high school, university students advance to championship round of robotics competition Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-public-schools-among-few-nation-selected-science-competition <p></p><p>Pittsfield has been selected as one of only a handful of cities across the country to participate in a national science competition designed to encourage strong teaching in science.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The “Make My LabWoRx” competition from Science WoRx, an online resource network for science educators sponsored by pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is offering the opportunity for science teachers to win lab equipment for their schools through a competition with a goal of driving innovation in the classroom.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59607 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Public Schools Among Few in Nation Selected for Science Competition STEM Leaders Meeting In Mt. Kisco http://wamc.org/post/stem-leaders-meeting-mt-kisco <p>This week, many of the nation's leaders in STEM education are heading for Mt. Kisco-based company "It’s About Time"... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:15:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 46090 at http://wamc.org