Tag Archives: STEM skills

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Celebrating the 5th Annual National STEM Video Game Challenge

Submissions for the 2016 National STEM Video Game Challenge closed Monday, August 15 and we’re extremely impressed by the nearly 5,000 students across the United States who registered. As we head into the screening and judging process, we’re excited to share what’s next for the STEM Challenge—and to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in just […]

Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy

On May 31-June 1, 2016, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America co-hosted an early STEM convening in Washington, D.C. funded by the National Science Foundation. Read on for highlights from the event. Day One The event kicked off with a warm welcome from Lisa Guernsey, Deputy Director of the Education Policy Program and […]

Catching Up with Inaugural STEM Challenge Winner Derek Lomas

When Derek Lomas learned that 50% of 8th grade students in the United States can’t put a series of fractions in order from least to greatest—a skill that’s generally taught to students in 4th and 5th grade—he knew that something needed to be done. “Fractions are often the mathematical sticking point for kids because it’s […]