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States with World-Class STEM

raised hands in classroomFor years, America’s leaders have decried the poor showing of American students on international comparisons of math and science skills. But a new Department of Education report finds that many states outperform their global peers, including top STEM achiever Massachusetts.

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2014 ExploraVision Contest

Back to the Future car ExploraVision is a K-12 science competition that focuses on what it takes to bring ideas to reality. Student teams envision what a current technology might look like in 20 years and describe the development steps, pros and cons, and obstacles. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Toshiba, this year’s contest is linked to the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Defying Physical Limits

National Disabilities Employment Awareness MonthSince 2008, Americans with disabilities have earned more doctorates in science and engineering fields than in non-S&E fields. To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2013, the American Society of Engineering Education salutes these distinguished engineering educators and researchers.

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AbilityOne Design Challenge

disability symbols Open to high school and college students nationwide, the AbilityOne Design Challenge is a competition to develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to break through barriers to employment. Top designs can win up to $10,000 for schools and teams. Register by November 29, 2013 (high school students) with late registration up to Jan 17, 2014. College students and teams must sign up by February 28, 2014, with an April 11, 2014 deadline for late registration.

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STEM Social Media Network for Girls

girls in STEM lab Girls may excel at science and math, but the percentage of female STEM academics and professionals remains stubbornly low. Greenwich Academy in Connecticut hopes to close that gender gap by harnessing the power of social media to connect young women from member schools with alumnae who can serve as mentors and role models.

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Now Hear This: Cochlear Implant Inventor Wins Lasker Prize

earImagine life without sound. That’s the reality for hundreds of thousands of deaf individuals. Thanks to a device called the cochlear implant – the first medical apparatus to restore a human sense – many now can hear. Its three inventors won the 2013 Lasker Prize for their work.

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Seeing the World Through a Different Lens

dolls with disabilities Students in grades 6 to 8 gain an understanding of physical limitations and the biomedical engineering design process by performing a variety of tasks without using their thumbs, eyes, or legs, then working in teams to create or improve and adaptive device.

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Thor-Inspired STEM Contest

Natalie Portman Marvel's Ultimate Mentor AdventureAre you the next Jane Foster? Marvel Comics has launched a contest to inspire more girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math like the fearless physician in the new Thor movie – and winners get to attend the Hollywood premiere.

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