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By Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director & COO of The DeBruce Foundation If you’re connected to the work of KC STEM Alliance, I suspect you care about helping young people build their future careers. You may have helped an individual better understand their strengths...

There’s no better way to spark curiosity about STEM jobs in the aviation field than a visit to Garmin, based on the reaction of the 23 middle school girls from Kansas City Public Schools who attended a recent Women in Aviation program. Students started the day...

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) invites high school students conducting research in the STEM fields to compete for scholarships and recognition. During the Missouri Regional JSHS this spring, students will present their original research efforts before a panel of judges and an audience of...

This week national STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice celebrated National STEM Day by encouraging STEM ecosystems around the country to make a YOU Belong in STEM Commitment, recognizing the unique power learning ecosystems have to foster belonging in STEM for ALL students. The goal?...

Society of Women Engineers will host the 13th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Bartle Hall Convention Center. IGED targets high school women who show interest and aptitude in the areas of STEM. The students will be paired...

The Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri and partners have girls in our region fired up and inspired to explore STEAM activities! On Oct. 8, GIRL FEST brought together 1,200 people for an outdoor family experience that celebrated all things girl. Families had 50-some...

By Christina Chandler, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the KC STEM Alliance A couple of years ago, I came home from work and saw signs around the neighborhood about Google Fiber coming into my community. At the time, I had high-speed internet access and...

During Civil Engineering & Design Careers Day on Oct. 4 Kansas City's global design industry demonstrated they really know how to show up for Kansas City's students! More than 160 Project Lead The Way students from 13 high schools explored seven civil engineering disciplines AND seven...

Students interested in applying their STEM skills in a global setting can deepen their language skills and cultural understanding through programs both at home and abroad. Check out these options from the U.S. Department of State: The Virtual National Security Language Initiative for Youth (Virtual NSLI-Y)...

The recently signed CHIPS and Science Act includes funding to scale best practices in STEM education. The $52 billion bipartisan plan to reinvigorate research, development and innovation recognizes the value of STEM Learning Ecosystems, which will be eligible to apply for National Science Foundation funding...