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Kim Fossey
STEM Education Advocate
STEM Education Advocate

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Non-Academic Skills are Key to Success, Particularly STEM Career Success
... but what are these skills and what do we call them? Food for thought - Today's labor market claims more and more job candidates lack soft skills.  Do we know how to describe much less measure these skills not traditionally assessed by standardized tests...

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Role Models (and Parents) Can Help Close Gender Gap in STEM
What we know: The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that only 14% of engineers are women and that 5% of STEM workers overall are from underrepresented groups. At the college level, women account for only 18% of those earning a bachelor's degree in enginee...

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IT-GIRL Rocks Again
Last week, o ver sixty-five female middle school students attended  LA-WIT's (Louisiana Women in Technology) 2nd annual IT-GIRL Day for EBR Middle School Girls at Lee Magnet High. The goal of the annual event is t o provide middle school girls the opportuni...

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Building a strong, more diverse workforce begins with collaboration
This recent article in the Baton Rouge Advocate provides a
shining example of what our state will need to build a growing economy – kids interested
in STEM.  Camp Quest, a week-long summer
STEM camp held last week, has many elements of what the Noyce Founda...

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Google's "Made With Code" Site and Why Coding is a Big Deal
Check out Google's great new site that encourages girls to learn to code.  It provides the projects, mentors, makers, and resources for girls to experiment with programming and the computer science field. Particularly important today for boosting our nation...
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