STEM

Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
May 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Minutes away from the city line in Gladwyne, the Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been a leafy oasis of trails and woodlands open for the public to wander from dawn to dusk, as well as a source of innovative eco-friendly programming for all...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A free STEM workshop in Hunting Park on Saturday is geared towards helping students learn more about opportunities in the field. "I am really hoping to demystify what STEM is," said Isobel Dewey, director of STEM at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School. She says...
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Wagner Free Institute of Science and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Courtesy of David Graham, Wagner Free Institute of Science
Molly Daly
February 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia natural history museum - which was founded in the 1800s on the belief that education in the sciences should be open to everyone - will host an event March 7 exploring the history of girls' education in the sciences, the challenges they face and...
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Mastery East Camden Charter School Principal Meaghann Lawson engages with students during a presentation on engineering as a career path.
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David Madden
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A charter school in Camden is teaming up with the Delaware River Port Authority to get students excited about engineering and transportation as a career path. Some 60 eighth-graders at Mastery East Camden Charter School will take part in a program dubbed "Bridges to...
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Students work during the "hour of coding" event Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Wells Community Academy High School in Chicago.
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David Madden
December 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
PATERSON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is selecting three high schools, including one in Burlington County, to take part in a new teaching approach for kids who are interested in tech jobs of the future. The public-private partnership, known as P-TECH — Pathways in Technology Early College...
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Paul Kurtz
November 13, 2018 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia and the American Heart Association held a symposium Tuesday designed to encourage more female students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Faranah Benoit has a passion for math and science, so attending...
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Reps from the Eagles visited Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia to introduce students to Braskem's digital platform, which lets kids explore a future with the STEM courses.
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Justin Udo
November 05, 2018 - 4:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Eagles teamed up with some local students Monday to help them set up a game plan for their careers. The Eagles and Braskem, a chemical refining company, have partnered to help improve STEM programs at local schools. "It's extremely important to get...
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Gov. Phil Murphy announces computer science education initiatives at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township on Oct. 3, 2018.
Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor's Office via Flickr
David Madden
October 03, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Murphy administration has announced plans to provide $2 million in state grants for New Jersey high schools to establish or expand computer science classes. Schools can apply for the grants this month, with the money distributed early next year. Gov...
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First Lady Frances Wolf joins Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani at William D. Kelley School to highlight investment in STEM education for young women.
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Justin Udo
September 25, 2018 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is taking aggressive action to get young women more involved in the tech industry. The governor's PAsmart initiative is investing $30 million toward STEM and computer science education for K-12 students. First Lady Frances Wolf joined Girls Who Code CEO...
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