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After its second year, the city’s STEM mentorship program is finding its place results

Mar. 22, 2016 9:50 am

After its second year, the city’s STEM mentorship program is finding its place

The Office of Innovation and Technology's Center City STEM program was born from a US2020 pilot. This year, it took on an identity of its own. Here's how it fared.
These two Philly schools crowdfunded STEM projects the right way funding

Mar. 15, 2016 2:37 pm

These two Philly schools crowdfunded STEM projects the right way

A local public school and a local charter school used crowdfunding campaigns to buy tools for STEM projects. The key? They weren't asking for much, and they had the help of a larger initiative.
Why a Floridian foundation donated a plane to a Philly high school purpose

Jan. 15, 2016 8:03 am

Why a Floridian foundation donated a plane to a Philly high school

Yup, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy just got an aircraft kit from Florida-based Bede Family Foundation, and students are building it.
How a city department is changing its STEM mentorship program for better impact results

Nov. 24, 2015 5:30 pm

How a city department is changing its STEM mentorship program for better impact

Iteration. Spearheaded by the Office of Innovation and Technology, the two-year-old program is adapting a national nonprofit's template to suit local students' needs.
NEA’s $20K grant for Penn Museum’s Middle School STEAM Program funding

May 12, 2015 12:30 pm

NEA’s $20K grant for Penn Museum’s Middle School STEAM Program

Unpacking the Past is a hands-on, multi-stage program for Philadelphia 7th grade students, teachers, and families at at Penn Museum. Last week, Penn Museum announced it received a $20,000 grant National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to Penn Museum in support of the program. “We are delighted to receive this prestigious national grant award for […]
After-school Innovation Drives STEM in Philly Schools results

May 4, 2015 9:59 am

After-school Innovation Drives STEM in Philly Schools

[metaslider id=36940] When Angely Morales got a bike a few years back, she discovered that she had a knack for making modifications. “The first time I ever I got a bike I was thinking of making it better so I added a basket to it,” she said. At the time she was seven years old. […]
Video: Jason Corosanite, Chief Operating Officer of String Theory Schools people

Apr. 3, 2015 1:49 pm

Video: Jason Corosanite, Chief Operating Officer of String Theory Schools

String Theory Schools is a charter school in the former Glaxo Smith Kline building at 16th and Vine Streets. The school opened in 2001, moved into the building in 2012. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade take seven extra classes, including three performing arts classes, before picking a major (anything from arts to STEM) in 6th […]
Coded By Kids Launches Monthly STEM Meetups method

Nov. 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Coded By Kids Launches Monthly STEM Meetups

Coded By Kids has launched a monthly STEM meetup, held on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetups are set up to allow a community of tech professionals, parents, educators, and business professionals to come together monthly to discuss STEM education. The group held its first meetup last month and will hold its next one […]
Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth method

Sep. 22, 2014 11:52 am

Biz Journal: City launches platform matching STEM professionals with youth

This story was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal Philadelphia wants more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals mentoring youth – especially girls, low-income and minority students. [Last week], the city launched a new online STEM resource center, which will showcase STEM education programs on its “ asset map,” as well as host a volunteer […]
The GREEN Program Brings Students to the Best Places to Study Sustainability, Including Philadelphia method

Aug. 6, 2014 12:27 pm

The GREEN Program Brings Students to the Best Places to Study Sustainability, Including Philadelphia

The GREEN program is a new kind of study abroad program that helps students from around the world visit other cities and countries to study innovative practices in sustainability. “We run short-term career accelerating programs abroad, focused on specific topics revolving around sustainability, sustainable development and renewable energy,” said Brady Halligan, director of strategic partnerships and enrollment. […]