Tag Archives: STEM

National STEM Video Game Challenge kicks off

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The National STEM Video Game Challenges begins a series of workshops tomorrow at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of Computer Science Education week. The Challenge, the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and E-Line Media,  begin a series of workshops tomorrow, December 13, 2014 as part of Computer Science Education week. The ... Read More »

Videogames at the Museum? Compete in the STEM Video Challenge

Until Wednesday, January 23, 2013, libraries can indicate interest in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) STEM Video Challenge, a nationwide competition that invites student game makers to show their passion for both playing and making video games. As part of the contest, IMLS will host up to 20 workshops for youths at selected museums and libraries around ... Read More »

Libraries are logical, obvious partners & collaborators for increasing minority student engagement in science and technology

Last Friday, I participated in a policy roundtable on “Leveraging Community Colleges for Minority Student STEM Engagement” organized by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and hosted at Microsoft’s Policy Office in Washington, D.C. This roundtable meeting launched a Joint Center initiative on a topic in which libraries of all types are becoming increasingly involved. A broad range ... Read More »