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Released: 10-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST
DOE’s Office of Science to Support 153 Outstanding University and Community College Students
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science will sponsor the participation of 153 undergraduate students from across the nation in two STEM-focused workforce development programs at 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities during Spring 2022.

Newswise: Innovation in Education Award Goes to Nathan S. Reyna
Released: 1-Dec-2021 7:05 AM EST
Innovation in Education Award Goes to Nathan S. Reyna
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Nathan S. Reyna, an associate professor and the principal investigator of the Cell Biology Education Consortium (CBEC) at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, has won the 2021 Innovation in Education Award.

Released: 30-Nov-2021 4:50 PM EST
Argonne and NIU team up to host AI camp for high school students
Argonne National Laboratory

Regional high school students learn the fundamentals of AI at a four-week summer camp hosted by Argonne and Northern Illinois University.

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Released: 30-Nov-2021 4:35 PM EST
UTEP, El Paso Electric Launch Partnership for Energy Research, Education
University of Texas at El Paso

Under the agreement, El Paso Electric (EPE) will collaborate with UTEP on a number of new initiatives, including the creation of exchange programs, joint research and professional development programs, and collaboration on community engagement projects.

17-Nov-2021 2:00 PM EST
Kids, teens believe girls aren’t interested in computer science, study shows
University of Washington

Children as young as age 6 develop stereotypes that girls aren't interested in computer science and engineering, according to new research from the University of Washington and the University of Houston.

Released: 17-Nov-2021 5:55 PM EST
Collaboration aims to shrink the urban-rural divide and address the impact of climate change through student research network
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Center and collaborators were awarded a grant from USDA to create a synergistic partnership between urban and rural communities in Southern IL to establish a cross-regional curriculum that introduces bioengineering and plant monitoring technology to middle school aged youth in summer programs.

Newswise: NSF funds UCI project to boost STEM degree success for underrepresented students
Released: 2-Nov-2021 2:15 PM EDT
NSF funds UCI project to boost STEM degree success for underrepresented students
University of California, Irvine

The National Science Foundation has awarded almost $3 million over a five-year period to The Institute for Meaningful Engagement at the University of California, Irvine. This new education project will explore the environmental factors prompting underrepresented students to leave science, technology, engineering and math programs and investigate how faculty can foster better classroom cultures to retain them. A multidisciplinary leadership team will partner with the deans of UCI’s six STEM schools to accomplish this.

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Released: 26-Oct-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Expanding Reach of Social Sciences at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

CSU social scientists receive grant from National Science Foundation to build and broaden research and opportunities among minority-serving institutions.

Released: 19-Oct-2021 11:10 AM EDT
CodeGirls experience the rich potential of coding and computing science at Argonne
Argonne National Laboratory

As part of ongoing efforts by Argonne to create pathways for the next generation of STEM leaders, CodeGirls @ Argonne summer camp offers middle school girls the opportunity to see the computing technology and careers available at national laboratories.

Released: 12-Oct-2021 10:15 AM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Awarded $1.9 Million Grant to Help Students and Teachers in STEM Learning
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Janice Gobert, a professor of educational psychology at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, has received a four-year, $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to contribute to key areas of innovation in STEM instruction, assessment and learning.

Released: 4-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
STEM education at UIC garners $2.9M National Science Foundation grant
University of Illinois Chicago

The University of Illinois Chicago has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant through a National Science Foundation program aimed at enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Newswise: Campaigning for More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes for Physics, Engineering
Released: 23-Sep-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Campaigning for More Marie Curies: More Women Means Changes for Physics, Engineering
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Amy Sue Bix, a leading expert on the history of science and women and gender studies, will speak in an upcoming Lyne Starling Trimble lecture Wednesday, Sept. 29, in a live webcast. Her talk will delve into how the dramatic shift of girls and young women toward STEM occurred, how diversity will play a role in the nature and purpose of science and engineering, the changes in gender relations in the scientific community, and escalating concern for girls' psychological well-being and personal opportunities.

Released: 17-Sep-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Long Island Institutions Model the Future of Diverse STEM Education
Brookhaven National Laboratory

In pursuit of diversifying the STEM education system, academic and research institutions on Long Island have come together to support emerging STEM professors from underrepresented minority groups. The newly formed collaboration, called the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Predominately Undergraduate Institutions (PUI), includes Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College, Farmingdale State College, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Released: 15-Sep-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Study: Filipino, Vietnamese and Thai students are ‘invisible’ victims of inequality in STEM fields
University at Buffalo

The findings of the University at Buffalo study highlight the need for higher education leaders to understand the specific needs of underrepresented Asian American ethnic subgroups and develop sustainable reform policies.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 5:30 PM EDT
2022 Hertz Fellowship Application Now Open
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s most promising innovators in science and technology, today announced that it is accepting applications for the 2022 Hertz Fellowship.

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Released: 1-Sep-2021 7:10 PM EDT
Al Ashley Fellows give advice to future scientists
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Three physicists talk about how they got started, their work at SLAC and what they would say to others considering a career in STEM.

Newswise: CSU to Launch Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub
Released: 31-Aug-2021 2:05 PM EDT
CSU to Launch Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Partnership with Apple and state of California will lead to new and additional educational pathways for students in STEM

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Released: 30-Aug-2021 12:30 PM EDT
DuSable Scholars Program aims to increase number of students of color in STEM
University of Illinois Chicago

The program is named after Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a Haitian-born Black trader recognized as Chicago’s founder

Released: 24-Aug-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Equity in STEM can be driven by scientific societies
American Association for Anatomy (AAA)

In a new paper published in The Anatomical Record, authors Dr. Melissa A. Carroll (The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences), Shawn Boynes (American Association for Anatomy), Dr. Loydie A. Jerome-Majewska (McGill University), and Dr. Kimberly S. Topp (University of California San Francisco), discuss how scientific societies can be drivers of change in academia, focusing on the American Association for Anatomy as a case study.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Newswise: UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
Released: 27-Jul-2021 10:40 AM EDT
UIC Websites Offer Early Science and Math Resources for Teachers of Young Children
University of Illinois Chicago

The Early Math Counts professional development website and resources get over 10,000 users a month, and people in over 90 different countries have accessed the site.

Newswise: Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
Released: 21-Jul-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Summer Immersion Experience opening STEM doors at WVU for incoming first-generation, underrepresented students
West Virginia University

Before the start of the fall semester, several new West Virginia University students are already asking research questions and trying to answer them with guidance from WVU scientists while, in certain cases, getting their feet wet.

Released: 19-Jul-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Public Health Summer Program Increases STEM Career Interests in High Schoolers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

High school students who participated in summer programs about public health increased their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 16-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internships
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2022 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the DOE Office of Science: the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program.

Released: 15-Jul-2021 9:55 AM EDT
UAlbany Receives $1 Million NSF Grant to Boost Gender Equity among STEM Faculty
University at Albany, State University of New York

The University at Albany has received a prestigious $1 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an academic and research climate where women faculty in STEM fields can thrive and develop their careers to the fullest potential.

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Released: 13-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT
California Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans
Humboldt State University

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have agreed on a new state budget with a historic $458 million investment in Humboldt State University’s effort to become Northern California’s first polytechnic institution.

Newswise: Department of Energy and the Kavli Foundation Announce Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science Conference
Released: 28-Jun-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Department of Energy and the Kavli Foundation Announce Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science Conference
Department of Energy, Office of Science

To advance effective public communication of basic science, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and The Kavli Foundation’s Science Public Engagement Partnership (SciPEP) will host a virtual conference on why and how scientists and science communicators connect with the broader public around discovery science.

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Released: 28-Jun-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Argonne Announces 2022 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellows, Honoring the Legacy of the Physics Nobel Laureate
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne’s Maria Goeppert Mayer is one of only four women to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Today, on her 115th birthday, Argonne announces the award of its 2022 Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship to three outstanding early-career doctoral scientists.

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Released: 25-Jun-2021 1:35 PM EDT
GEM Fellowship opens a new path to potential research careers
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's first two GEM fellows have begun a summer of research at PPPL. Promise Adebayo-Ige is working toward a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville while Caira Anderson is a doctoral student in computational and applied mathematics at Rice University. PPPL recently joined the GEM Consortium as part of its effort to diversify its staff and broaden outreach.

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Released: 23-Jun-2021 4:35 PM EDT
Nurturing an early interest in neuroscience
University of California, Irvine

Last year’s lockdowns confined most people to their homes. For teenagers on summer break, a season usually dedicated to recreation and outdoor exploration, this meant long days of boredom. But for Nikhita Kaushik, who just finished her sophomore year at Irvine’s Arnold O. Beckman High School, the free time was a blessing. It enabled her to dive into her passion for neuroscience and establish the Southern California Youth Neuroscience Association.

Newswise: College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
Released: 22-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
College of Education Ph.D Student Named Presidential Award Finalist for Science Teaching
University of Illinois Chicago

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor for STEM teachers.

Newswise: ASCB Grant Funds Five New Innovative Public Engagement Projects
Released: 21-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
ASCB Grant Funds Five New Innovative Public Engagement Projects
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce the five 2021 recipients of ASCB Public Engagement Grants, which are funded by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. This round of grantees features STEM outreach and training opportunities for children through adults, focusing on marginalized and underserved communities, as well as fragile natural resources across the nation.

Newswise: HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:45 PM EDT
HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University makes plans to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Great Minds, Big Ideas
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the CSU shapes the bright minds of our future, those minds are already working to lead California, the nation and the world to a better tomorrow. The 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, hosted by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona April 30-May 1, 2021, showcased student researchers from across the university who are finding solutions to the world’s challenges. Here are just a few of the competition’s winners.

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 5:00 PM EDT
Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Nadellas’ gift will support pre-college programming to encourage students from marginalized and underserved communities to enroll in computer science, data science and information technology; undergraduate scholarships; and student services, such as advising, mentoring, tutoring and emergency grant support.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Virtual NATURE Program Holds Opening Ceremony
North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR)

The ND EPSCoR State Office, in a collaboration with tribal colleges and universities across North Dakota, hosted an opening ceremony on Monday June 7th for the online University Summer Camp for American Indian undergraduate students to engage in STEM enrichment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 1:15 PM EDT
NSF to Fund Research on ‘Boundary Spanning’ in Ph.D. Studies
Cornell University

Diversification is good for one’s stock portfolio, but is it a good idea for doctoral studies? A five-year, $2.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help researchers from three institutions seek the answer.

Newswise: CUR Biology Division Announces 2021 Recipients of Mentor Awards, Small Research Grants
Released: 9-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
CUR Biology Division Announces 2021 Recipients of Mentor Awards, Small Research Grants
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its mentor awards and small research grants.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Department of Energy Selects 32 Students for Prestigious Computational Fellowships
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 32 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students across the nation to receive the prestigious DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, jointly managed by the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Newswise: Cornell College students accepted into top health programs
Released: 28-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Cornell College students accepted into top health programs
Cornell College

The staff and faculty with Cornell College’s Dimensions Program for Health Professions are all smiles as they continue to hear the good news that many students have been accepted into top-tier graduate programs.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
California and Massachusetts Schools Win DOE's 31st National Science Bowl®
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the student team from North Hollywood Senior High School in North Hollywood, California won the 2021 DOE National Science Bowl® (NSB). In the middle school competition, students from Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, Massachusetts took home first place earlier this month.

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Released: 17-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
ORNL partners on science kits for STEM schools
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Center of Science and Industry and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network have partnered to deliver hundreds of free science kits called Learning Lunchboxes to STEM-designated schools in East Tennessee.

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Released: 14-May-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Astronomy Educators Awarded $2.8M to Inspire Minority Youth to Pursue STEM Careers
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Using robotic telescopes and other engaging astronomy activities, researchers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian hope to spark interest in the sciences.

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Released: 13-May-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Tufts University Selected to Join Association of American Universities
Tufts University

Tufts University has been selected to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of America’s leading research universities noted for their accomplishments in education, research, and innovation.

Released: 12-May-2021 2:20 PM EDT
New research may explain shortages in STEM careers
University of Georgia

A new study by the University of Georgia revealed that more college students change majors within the STEM pipeline than leave the career path of science, technology, engineering and mathematics altogether.

Newswise: The Wistar Institute Receives Transformative National Science Foundation Grant to Expand and Accelerate STEM Training Program
Released: 11-May-2021 4:50 PM EDT
The Wistar Institute Receives Transformative National Science Foundation Grant to Expand and Accelerate STEM Training Program
Wistar Institute

Wistar received a $599,969 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to scale up its Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) Program to train more students in a condensed timeline with a direct path to employment.

Released: 11-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Physics courses inspired by ‘good games’ help draw high schoolers to STEM careers
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Coding with Physics workshops train teachers to incorporate storytelling, supportive teamwork, productive failure and other video game techniques to engage teens in science.

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Released: 11-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
National Radio Astronomy Observatory featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Three projects from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory are featured in the National Science Foundation-funded 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase running May 11 to May 18, showcasing the Observatory's commitment to equity, social justice, and creative solutions to engagement during COVID-19.

Released: 3-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
DOE Awards $17.3 Million for Student and Faculty Research Opportunities and to Foster Workforce Diversity
Department of Energy, Office of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $17.3 million for college internships, research opportunities, and research projects that connect talented science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students and faculty with the world-class resources at DOE’s National Laboratories.


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