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General Motors Grants $250k to Girls Who Code

General Motors has just announced a partnership with Girls Who Code to encourage young women to pursue degrees and careers in STEM subjects. GM will be offering a $250,000 to help fund after school STEM programs in schools, colleges, and community centers. Mary Barra, General Motors CEO, is intent on inspiring and increasing female leaders of the future. She believes that becoming an engineer paved the way for her career, which is why she is so passionate about promoting STEM education for youth around ...

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Teacher’s Award Emphasizes Importance of STEM Education

Nikki Grabill, a third grade teacher in North Carolina, has just won the WITN Teacher of the Week award! Grabill’s nominator described her as “an inspiration to all of her students and coworkers with her kind mannerisms and true love for her students.” With her goals to foster the love of learning and build confidence Grabill has started countless projects geared towards improving her student’s critical thinking and problem-solving abilities with hands-on activities.

One of her projects, the Oakwood Oases, was started by ...

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Tinkering Their Way to the Top

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is a STEM-oriented arts center whose mission is to encourage children to embrace their creative sides through hands-on, fun activities. The museum’s ‘makers space’ gives children the space they need to build, design, and construct using real-life equipment and tools. Through these activities and support from staff and volunteers kids are able to develop a STEM foundation early on while associating subjects like science and math with play and fun. Xcel Energy, a major U.S. electricity ...

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Why Play Fruit Ninja When You Can Create Your Own Game?

Nowadays, more and more kids are adopting the aforementioned idea. Learning to be innovative and creative with technology is extremely important today. For so many children living in underprivileged areas, it can be difficult to gain the skills needed to succeed in technological fields. That is why camps such as Brainiacs Robotics are so crucial. Brianiacs Robotics’ mission is to teach STEM programs to children in Nigeria during summer break. This camp allows for children to learn unique curriculum that is not normally taught in ...

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Free Code Camp: Learn to Code While Helping Nonprofits

Free Code Camp is an online learning community in which participants learn how to code while helping nonprofits at the same time. Through a series of targeted challenges, "campers" learn how to build Web server back-end infrastructure, front-end interfaces, database layers, and more. Once challenges have been completed, participants can use their new skills to help build real, production Web sites for nonprofits and thus gain valuable working experience for their résumés.

We love anything that teaches people how to code, but we are even ...

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