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July 2016

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Joseph Kennedy While NAEP's first Technology and Engineering Literacy results were a milestone, a packed Congressional briefing in June explored why and how we must do more. Joining me there were US Reps. Joseph Kennedy (photo) and Paul Tonko, TV host Nate Ball, NCES's Peggy Carr, NAGB's Tonya Miles, and Change the Equation's Claus Von Zastrow, among others.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
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THE NATION


News From Capitol Hill

STEM education was addressed in the FY17 appropriations bill by both the House and Senate, the Senate's American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, and a hands-on activity at the Capitol Hill Maker Faire June 21. The Museum of Science, Boston supports all three via its National Center for Technological Literacy®.

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Scholarship Programs Bring Teachers STEM Professional Development

This summer, the Museum of Science is helping 226 educators from around the country develop their skills teaching Engineering is Elementary® via scholarship programs supported by MathWorks, Oracle, and the Museum.

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Museum Video is Audience Favorite at NSF Online Showcase

For the second year in a row, a short video created by the Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary® project was an audience favorite at an online video showcase hosted by the National Science Foundation. The video earned both Public Choice and Presenters' Choice awards.

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STATE NEWS


Innovative NYC Program Uses Museum Curriculum
Innovative NYC Program Uses Museum Curriculum
The NYC Department of Design and Construction chose Engineering Everywhere™, developed by the Museum's Engineering is Elementary®, to launch its "Young Engineers" program expanding opportunities for underrepresented middle-schoolers, particularly women and minorities.

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Museum Helps with New Massachusetts Computer Science Standards

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously adopted the new Digital Literacy and Computer Science (CS) Standards. A longtime CS proponent, the Museum of Science joined others in developing recommendations for the standards as well as helping to write and revise them after public review.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


NASA Taps Museum of Science to Inspire Public about Mars Mission

A $912,000 NASA award will enable the Museum of Science to capture the excitement of the human journey to Mars and back by creating a full-dome planetarium show and a large-scale, hands-on challenge highlighting the engineering skills fueling the historic endeavor.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- News From Capitol Hill
- Scholarship Programs Bring Teachers STEM Professional Development
- Museum Video is Audience Favorite at NSF Online Showcase

STATE NEWS
- Innovative NYC Program Uses Museum Curriculum
- Museum Helps with New Massachusetts Computer Science Standard

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- NASA Taps Museum of Science to Inspire Public about Mars Mission

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