From marine sciences to engineering, environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) are giving a new generation of aspiring professionals an exciting look into the real-world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers through a series of livevirtual events. With a focus on women in STEM, a diverse group of 19 working scientists and engineers will share their insights and personal stories with students and afterschool programs through “Virtual Career Connections” as part of EarthEcho’s STEMExplore initiative. Sponsored by UTC, STEMExplore highlights relatable voices and life experiences to make STEM careers come alive through interactive videos, resources, and live events. The 19 STEMExplore mentors represent a broad range of professional and personal experiences, areas of expertise, and leading organizations operating in STEM fields today. The STEMExplore 2019 Virtual Career Connections kicked off on October 8 and will run through December 19; the full schedule and signup details are available on the EarthEcho International website.
Make a difference in your classroom or school district by enrolling in professional development courses, a teacher leader or principal certificate, or a master’s degree in educational leadership. Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with Penn State College of Education, offers educational leadership courses completely online. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the graduate education programs in the top 10.
Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.
CovEducation, an online platform created by students from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pairs college undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors with K–12 students affected by school closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.