Welcome to the New York State
STEM Education Collaborative
Established January 2009
October 10, 2014
New York State is a member of the STEMx coalition.
Summer Institutes of the NYS STEM Ed Collaborative
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Margaret Ashida was the Executive
Director of the STEMx™ multi-state
network committed to transforming science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) education through local innovation and state
leadership for national impact. STEMx is operated by BattelleEd, a
venture of Battelle – the world’s largest independent research
and development organization.
Previously, Margaret led the incubation of the Empire State STEM Learning
Network at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the State University
of New York (SUNY) System. Prior to joining the non-profit sector,
Margaret held executive positions at IBM in global workforce management
and university relations, and served on global and national innovation
Margaret served on the Steering
Committee of the New York Academy of Sciences/SUNY STEM Mentoring
Scale-up Initiative and the NYS Education
Department (NYSED) Leadership Team for Next Generation Science Standards
development. She served on a 2012 NYSED Career and Technical Education
Advisory Panel and co-chaired the 2012 Summer STEM Institute of the
NYS STEM Education Collaborative. She was an Executive Committee member
of the Board of Directors of LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
Inc.); a Trustee Emeritus of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and
Technology; was founding co-chair of the Workforce Alliance of the
National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT); and past chair of the MentorNet
Margaret received a B.A. from the
University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate
School of Business.
Margaret's family have
created a memorial
website in her honor.
Please take the time
to visit and leave your thoughts.
NYS STEM Ed Collaborative
working definition of "STEM Education"
Education refers to utilizing the NYS MST Standards in the
teaching and learning of the Science, Technology Education,
Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, in an innovative,
integrated, collaborative, and applied fashion to a level of
challenge sufficient for college and/or career readiness.
in part from the National STEM Initiative)
In The News...
- Dear Educators, STEM Professionals, Nonprofit Organizations, Companies,
and Others Contributing to the Advancement of Girls in STEM Fields,
Please join us for the New York Science, Technology, Engineering,
Arts and Math (NY STEAM) Girls Collaborative KickOff Conference
on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm at Hudson
Valley Community College's TEC-SMART located in NYSERDA's Saratoga
Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) at 345
Hermes Road, Malta, New York.
The New York STEAM Girls Collaborative brings together organizations
throughout New York that are committed to informing and motivating
girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM). Register today to learn how your organization
can make a difference. Please find the attached flyer for more
details and share with your colleagues and friends.
The NY STEAM KickOff Conference is sponsored by the University at Albany/Informatics
Department, New York State Energy Research
and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Hudson Valley Community
College. NYSUT will provide in-service hours and certificates
to teachers who attend. A limited number of travel scholarships
Please join the NYSTEAM newsletter distribution list
to hear of additional upcoming events and NY STEAM events.
the GAO Can’t Figure Out if There’s a STEM Worker
- Report: STEM
Job Market Much Larger Than Previously Reported (2014Feb05)
- Pharmaceutical industry issues call to action on STEM
- NASA Taps Student
Teams to Simulate Human Exploration of Other Worlds - NASA
is debuting a new engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide
the next phase of human space exploration. The NASA Human Exploration
Rover Challenge is a more complex follow-on to the successful NASA
Great Moonbuggy Race.
- NAEP - Technology & Engineering
- Change the Equation (CTEq) has just released Vital
Signs, a new series of national and state-level reports
that paint a wide-ranging and in-depth picture of science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning.
- Now you can
subscribe to the NYS STEM Collaborative Listserv
- New York is now a member of the new STEMx
coalition of state STEM networks through Empire
STEM, through which we are beginning to interconnect messages
through states’ social media as well as STEMConnector
and other national partners.
Have You Seen...
- Switch Energy Project -
The Switch Energy Project is a nonpartisan effort to build energy
awareness and promote efficiency. The project includes a feature
length documentary, the world’s only video
to energy and a soon-to-be-released K-12 video and companion curriculum
program co-developed by NEED.org. Watch the trailer for Switch here.
- The Switch Education Edition DVD is specially designed for
classroom use and features the full documentary, chapters categorized
by resource type and energy issue to pair with curriculum, as
as a Discussion and Learning Guide created with innovative
ideas submitted and tested by teachers. It includes discussion
ideas for incorporating Switch web videos into coursework,
resources for leading a campus efficiency drive and more.
Shown at movie theaters and film festivals across the country,
as well as at over 300 universities, Switch features
exclusive interviews with the world’s most renowned
energy experts from government, industry and academia, as
well as visits
to the energy facilities never before seen on film.
can order a free copy here. If you wish to request
a bulk order for a conference or teacher training session,
- PBS KIDS' Design
Squad Nation - Design Squad introduces students to engineering
by offering STEM-related videos and a community for kids/teens
to get inspired and share creative ideas. We also have a Parents
and Educators section with STEM guides, lessons and classroom-ready
in the K-12 STEM Standards of the 50 U.S. States: An Analysis
of Presence and Extent.
- The STEM Talent Gap
Magazine - S.T.E.M. Magazine is a publication of the
Carley Group LLC. Wayne Carley is the publisher and senior editor
for all content in S.T.E.M. Magazine.
- STEM Career
- for those seeking and promoting STEM Careers
for Aldebaran Robotics
and the Aldebaran
Daily - One Stop Shop for STEM Education
for <x> - A forum to encourage and amplify technology-based
moonshot thinking and teamwork.
Education Channel - scrubbed of offensive material.
- National Environmental
Education Week (April) - Environmental solutions
for the future can begin with you!
of Gravity is an example of how Western Reserve PBS is
helping educate Ohio's youth.
- The Presidential
Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s
is a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you
by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science.
the Equation pledges to create widespread literacy in
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment
in our nation that empowers us all.
in Elementary Classes - By WINNIE HU (published NY
- Center for
Technology and Innovation - A New Museum in Binghamton,
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