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Summer Recess STEM

 As Congress goes into its Summer Recess, we will too! You can look for our newsletter August 14th and 28th, after which we'll be back on our regular Friday schedule.

Top Article:
Exposing Every Student to STEM
Getting Smart

When we think about the jobs of tomorrow, we can be sure of one thing, they will be different than the jobs

of today. We have to prepare kids for jobs that do not yet exist and the best way to do this is to build critical thinkers and problem solvers that are curious, persistent and dedicated.  

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Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
President Barack Obama Honors East Kentwood Math Teacher


An East Kentwood High School math teacher is among a  group of math and science teachers who recently received a prestigious presidential award from President Barack Obama. Luke

Wilcox, who has been teaching math at East Kentwood for 14 years and currently teaches 12th grade AP statistics, was honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching earlier this month.

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as a NASA Engineer


Space exploration, whether it be through telescopes watching the skies or probes sent to far away planets, is the culmination of thousands of people's work, collaborating together to solve the innumerable problems that arise when you try to reach beyond what seems possible. Being that there are so many aspects to the work, describing someone as a "NASA engineer"   

could mean a thousand different things of course.

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How to Keep Your Kids Excited About Science
5 Minutes for Mom

Young children all have an innate passion for science - the proof is in every preschooler who incessantly peppers tclassroom-children.jpgheir parents with the question, "WHY?"

Yes, when it comes down to it, the science of science comes down to that one, core question: "WHY?"

But, as kids grow older, instead of nurturing their scientific curiosity, we sometimes begin to kill off these sprouting scientists and their natural interests in "how things work."

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Around the Community

Top 3 Dangerous Trends Facing STEM Majors Today!  

Imagine that someone sits a million dollars in a briefcase on the back of someone's porch in DC and tells you to find it. With no GPS, how long would it take? Months? Years? You may never find it. Now imagine having a GPS. All you need to do is follow the tool to the briefcase. Easy money!

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