STEM Education

New York News
4:48 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Rep. Tonko Introduces Bill To Strengthen Engineering Programs In Schools

Rep. Paul Tonko unveils legislation at Ballston Spa High School
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

  New York Congressman Paul Tonko has unveiled legislation designed to introduce and strengthen engineering programs at schools across the country. 

Tonko, a New York Democrat, visited with school officials and students with the Ballston Spa High School Robotics team Monday.

The students were working together as part of a summer camp activity to program small robots to perform simple tasks such as following a line on the floor or moving around the perimeter of a table.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mass. Governor's STEM Advisory Council Meets In Pittsfield

The Massachusetts Governor's STEM Advisory Council met at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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. 

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Vermont Group to Seek Ideas to Encourage Women

Girl Scouts compete in challenge intended to introduce students to real world science, technology, engineering and math applications.
Credit U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

More than two dozen Vermonters are going to be working together over the next six months to look for ways to help young women and girls in the state overcome obstacles to success.

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