NEWS STORIES - STEM IN WISCONSIN
Wauwatosa NOW / June 27, 2017
In the minds of children, school and summer often do not jibe.
That is not necessarily the case in Wauwatosa, where a pair of new summer school programs designed to give kids hands-on engineering and computer experience have taken an already popular program to new heights. Read more.
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Waukesha NOW / June 20, 2017
As part of the GE Girls program, middle school girls work on experiments Tuesday, June 20, at the GE Power & Water facility in Waukesha. GE Girls is sponsored by General Electric and is a program designed to encourage girls to explore STEM careers. Watch the video.
ABC 2 Green Bay / May 9, 2017
A group of students from Kimberly demonstrated their award-winning creation in front of a national audience.
The Kimberly Kitchen team showed off an imaginative invention on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Read more.
The Journal Sentinel / April 24, 2017
The lot is just north of the college's Grohmann Tower Apartments, just west of its Kern Center recreational facility, and southwest of Viets Field, the soccer field that tops MSOE's largest parking structure.
The school needs to decide how to develop that parking lot, along with other parking lots it owns, Walz said. Read more.
TMJ4 / April 21, 2017
More than 400 students from 53 Milwaukee public schools took part in the MPS STEM Fair at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Eighth grader Soren Henkel of Fernwood Montessori made a project everyone wanted to see. He made "an LED matrix that makes a hologram of your hand using lasers." Read more.
MMAC / April 13, 2017
Inspired by their work with students in Destination Imagination and the documentary, "Most Likely To Succeed," Amber Regan and Julia Burns created Pathways High, a personalized, project-based high school opening in downtown Milwaukee in August 2017. Diverse by design, Pathways High has enrolled approximately 100 students from varied socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds from both city and suburban neighborhoods. The goal: to graduate more students fluent in academic, technological and interpersonal skills. Read more here.
WEDC / April 5, 2017
The number of graduates from Wisconsin higher education institutions who are completing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields has been rising in recent years—a trend that bodes well for the state’s startup scene, according to Aaron Hagar, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Read more here.
The Journal Sentinel / March 25, 2017
Kathryn Baisley, a junior studying to be a mechanical engineer at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, remembers walking into her physics class in her freshman year and noticing that only four out of about 25 students were women.
The Appleton Post-Crescent / March 19, 2017
There's a collapsible kitchen in Kevin Janota's technology education classroom at Kimberly High School.
It features all the equipment one would expect a kitchen to have: a stand mixer, spatulas, a tea kettle, a toaster, a cheese grater and measuring cups.
But this is no ordinary kitchen. Read more.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction / March 16, 2017
Robotics teams from 125 public, charter, and private schools as well as homeschool student groups are sharing $250,000 in grants to support their participation in Robotics League competition.
Requests from eligible teams for the first-time grant program totaled $468,131, requiring a 53 percent proration of the grant. Teams eligible for grant awards are made up of high school students in grades nine through 12 that work with a mentor to design, construct, program, and operate a robot that will compete at a robotics event. Read the full press release here.
Education Week / March 8, 2017
When parents of high schoolers are given guidance on how to talk about the importance of science and math, their children are more likely to score well on a STEM standardized test and, years later, pursue a STEM career, according to a recent study from the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more.
Rivertowns.net / March 1, 2017
Despite extremely cold weather, more than 250 students from 12 different school districts attended the fifth annual Women in STEM event at Hudson Middle School held earlier this month.
While there were fewer attendees than in recent years, Melisa Hansen, Hudson School District School to Career coordinator said business participants noted that the smaller crowd made it possible for them to have "rich conversations with students." Read more.
GazetteExtra / February 28, 2017
Parker High School was a little more populated than usual on a weekend as it played host to the state First Lego League competition Sunday. Read more.
Wauwatosa NOW / February 14, 2017
Employers and educators believe studying science, technology, engineering and math can propel kids to productive, lifelong careers.
With that ideal in mind a program known as STEM has emerged nationwide and is now taking hold in Wauwatosa. Read more.
Milwaukee Community Journal January 27, 2017
Together with Beta Alpha Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Marcus Theatres®, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is sending 10,000 students and Club members to view the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. This new motion picture celebrates the careers of three African-American women who made unprecedented contributions to the U.S. space program in an era when women and blacks faced enormous challenges.
The NEWS Magazine January 27, 2017
Johnson Controls, a building and energy storage solutions and technologies company, is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The “Next Chapter” program has employment opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields who are returning to the workforce after a two- or more-year break in their careers.
South NOW January 24, 2017
If these students are the future, the future seems bright.
A team of Forest Park Middle School seventh-graders took home the top prize at the Future City competition held Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where middle school students were tasked with creating a city that could exist 100 years in the future.
UChicagoNews January 17, 2017
A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio January 16, 2017
The term project-based learning is a buzzword in education these days. Teachers are constantly looking for ways to make learning more fun and engaging, through hands-on experiences that show students how to apply academic concepts in real-world situations.
The Milwaukee Business Journal January 16, 2017
Right or wrong, the Milwaukee School of Engineering gets recognized for having the highest-paid graduates out of all Milwaukee-area — and even state — colleges. Some say that’s unfair, since it trains mostly engineers — a highly paid profession in itself.
Milwaukee Patch / January 15, 2017
U.S. News & World Report came out with its 100 Best Jobs of 2017 list last week, and though jobs in the health-care jobs dominated it, STEM jobs — those in science, technology, engineering and math — were also prominent on the list. Read more.
Milwaukee Business Journal December 16, 2016
In southeastern Wisconsin's public schools, enrollment is declining more swiftly, student diversity is increasing — and large achievement gaps affecting low-income students and students of color continue to be a major problem for the area's public educational institutions, according to new data.
Milwaukee Business Journal December 15, 2016
Eight of the top 10 best performing public high schools in Wisconsin are in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, according to new data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Click through the attached slideshow to see which high schools are the best in the state or sort through our database to figure out where your child's high school stands.
Milwaukee Business Journal December 14, 2016
A ranking of the top 25 public middle schools in the state show that southeastern Wisconsin schools have a significant number of Wisconsin's best junior highs, but notably no schools within the Milwaukee Public Schools district made the list. Click through the attached slideshow to see which middle schools are the best in the state or sort through our database to figure out where your child's middle school stands.
Milwaukee Business Journal December 13, 2016
More than half of Wisconsin's top 25 public elementary schools are located in southeastern Wisconsin, according to rankings compiled by American City Business Journals, parent company of the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Urban Milwaukee November 29, 2016
Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering has received three grants worth $630,459 to fund two projects and start a robotics program within some Milwaukee Public Schools.
Urban Milwaukee November 16, 2016
Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith was in town yesterday to share advice for how to boost the entrepreneurial scene and tech industry in Milwaukee and beyond. The Appleton native and Columbia University Law School graduate was here to speak “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha at Marquette University Law School, but his day actually got started before that.
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio November 16, 2016
Enhancing instruction in STEM fields continue to draw a lot of attention in the education world, and the effort to draw more girls to science, technology, engineering and math is seen by many as especially important.
California, Illinois, New York and Wisconsin Students Win Regional Siemens Competition at University of Notre Dame
Business Wire November 14, 2016
ISELIN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four students have been named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology after earning top spots in one of two regional competitions that took place this past weekend. The Competition is the nation's premier science research competition for high school students and promotes excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. For more information, go to: www.siemens-foundation.org.
Sports Illustrated November 14, 2016
In an effort to inspire Milwaukee students to learn about and pursue opportunities in STEM fields, the Milwaukee Bucks participated in the first “Engineer the Future” event at North Division High School last week where students had the chance to build a replica scale of the new Bucks arena.
Milwaukee Business Journal November 9, 2016
More than 200 Milwaukee Public Schools students recently got the chance to build their own miniature version of the Milwaukee Bucks' new arena as part of an effort to encourage them to try engineering careers. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo of the students at work and the community leaders who participated in the event.