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When Executive Director Martha McCabe joined the KC STEM Alliance in 2013, she quickly understood the power of connecting best practice national STEM education programs with local industry and the value of collaborating with related organizations across the city. The strategies developed by McCabe and the...

Kansas City, MO—WeCode KC’s new home at 4825 Troost in Kansas City places the rapidly growing nonprofit right where co-founder Tammy Buckner wants it to be—in a highly visible and accessible location where her team can continue teaching young people tech skills that can change...

In today's "Meet a Mentor Monday," we introduce Chongbei Zhao from Stowers Institute for Medical Research, who guides students toward finding their own solutions by asking open-ended questions and nurturing a sense of open-mindedness.  Originally from Ningling, in the state of Shangqiu, China, Chongbei earned her...

Fourteen Shawnee Mission students participated in the inaugural Heartland Cybersecurity competition hosted by EnterpriseKC and sponsored by local cyber industry partners.  The competition was held at the new IDEA Space KC. Thirteen teams from the metro area competed for cash prizes and the title of...

This month's STEM Connect-KC profile introduces VRoKCs, an organization that gives high school students the chance to tackle industry-related challenges using virtual reality. Through VRoKCs' hackathons, students address industry-related problems by applying their STEM expertise to realistic scenarios—developing their teamwork, presentation and research skills along the...

In today's "Meet a Mentor Monday" Startland Education's Verónica Alvidrez explains why mentoring should be considered more than an "extra" or "thing to do if you have time." Verónica, who serves as the Director of Youth and Community Programs at Startland, works with her team to...

It's Meet a Mentor Monday and today we're introducing Miriah Whitaker, a mentor with the Lincoln Prep High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1775 Tigerbytes. Miriah, who earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri S&T, is a Utility Investment Planning Consultant for 1898 and Co....

Kansas educators: College Board will offer computer science Advanced Placement ® (AP) professional learning opportunities for Kansas teachers and administrators in the Kansas City metro this summer. Whether your school already offers a AP computer science course or is considering adding AP computer science course(s)...

Today, we are delighted to kick off a new series: Meet a Mentor Monday, where we'll introduce you to mentors from across the region who make a difference in students' lives. We start with Brian Holmgren of Warrensburg, Mo., who holds a bachelor's degree in Aerospace...