COVID-19 Response Initiative

STEM Careers Coalition brings industry leading STEM conversations to the forefront, including how professionals are pivoting their skills to meet the crisis head-on. Interested in sharing your story? Contact us.

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The Mission

Meet the needs of students and educators where they are--and will need to be in the future--to support our growing economy and workforce. Please join us in sharing how non-profits, corporations and industries are pivoting to meet COVID-19 needs. Our focus is on the three following pillars:

  1. SHARING STEM Careers that Meet COVID-19 Response Needs

    We are amplifying how STEM professionals are pivoting their skills to meet the needs of the COVID-19.

  2. DEMONSTRATING the flexibility of STEM Skills

    We are illustrating the dynamic nature of STEM and how they can adapt to evolving workplace needs.

  3. INSPIRING students through demonstrations of innovative thinking

    We are connecting the dots between the application of problem-solving skills to innovating solutions to important real-world challenges.

COVID-19 Response Initiative

COVID-19 Response Initiative

A Call to Action

STEM Careers Coalition brings top industry STEM conversations to the forefront, spotlighting how professionals are pivoting their skills to meet the current community needs. Interested in sharing your story, contact us.

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COVID-19 Solution Seekers

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 effecting nearly every aspect of life, many inspiring people, communities, companies, and governments have quickly mobilized to fight the spread of the coronavirus. COVID-19 Solution Seekers highlights a series of diverse individuals working in a variety of industries, who are all harnessing their STEM skills to help contribute to this urgent global effort.

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Global Clinical Team Leader, Sanofi

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:45

Because elderly people’s immune systems are less responsive to standard vaccines, Lee-Jah developed a new influenza shot to boost respiratory health in the elderly and help free up room and resources in hospitals for COVID-19 cases.

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Director of Clinical Development, Sanofi

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:28

Working on the development of vaccinations for infectious diseases at one of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, Guy and his colleagues have rallied their years of experience to help create a new coronavirus vaccine in record time. 

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COVID-19 Solution Seeker

Process Engineer, GAF

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:12

When the coronavirus pandemic brought uncertainty to manufacturing plants nationwide and forced employees to work remotely, Lauren found new virtual ways to help these essential facilities operate and troubleshoot problems.

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Maintenance Electrician, GAF

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:28 min

As an expert in “keeping the machine running” at a manufacturing plant, Tyler channeled his experience performing preventative maintenance checks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new safety precautions at his facility.

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Cargo Control Lead, Boeing Dreamlifter Ops

Grades K-12
Video Length
2:57 min

By skillfully managing the air freight shipping of necessary PPE materials, Mike has helped quickly supply over 4 million pieces of PPE to medical organizations around the world who require these resources to safely fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Additive Manufacturing Technical Designer, Boeing

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:05

After Boeing committed to donating 40,000 fully assembled face shields to essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Howard and colleagues pivoted to accelerate the production process to ensure this urgent goal was met.

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Senior Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:35 min

With expertise in addressing community concerns about environmental health issues, Uni is drawing on her knowledge to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, finding ways to reduce transmission in community areas and workplaces.

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Senior Researcher, Microsoft

Grades K-12
Video Length
3:50 min

To help support precision medicine in clinical settings during the pandemic, Grace uses data science methods to research and identify genetic, biologic, and environmental factors that help in tracking and treating the virus.

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Recent News

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Careers Content Supports Student Understanding of the Critical Role STEM Plays in Global Problem-Solving  SILVER SPRING, MD (Friday, July 24, 2020) – To help students connect the dots between the application of STEM skills…
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The global COVID-19 pandemic illuminates the importance of STEM careers worldwide. But for many minority students, the idea of a science, technology, engineering, or math-based career is intimidating and seemingly…
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Recently the STEM Careers CoalitionTM was featured on STEMconnector’s What's Working? virtual webinar series highlighting how this cross-sector consortium is working collectively to address the STEM workforce talent gap and…
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With over 500 participants from all corners of the business community, the discussion explored the impact of COVID-19 upon the education system. In the coming few weeks our speakers will be featured in a blog series…
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Silver Spring, Md. (Tuesday, April 21, 2020) – To aid school systems implementing remote learning initiatives resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Discovery Education and the National Afterschool Association launched the…
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Stakeholders Invited to Join Leaders from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Microsoft, and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation on April 9th at 1:30pm ET for Open Conversation About Continuity of Learning Silver Spring, Md…
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Students and Families Around the World Now Empowered to Understand the Science Behind Social Distancing from the Palm of Their Hands Silver Spring, Md. (Monday, March 30, 2020) – To help students of all ages understand…

Content Contributors

These companies represent a contribution of Solution Seeker videos in the Covid-19 Response section of the site to add a diverse perspective on STEM industry solutions to the global challenge.

GAF

GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America, and as a Standard Industries company, part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. GAF is committed to empowering its people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation throughout its comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties, as well as for civil engineering applications.

Horizon Therapeutics

Horizon defines their success by a different set of numbers: the number of lives touched, the number of lives changed, the number of lives saved. Their drive to deliver breakthrough therapies comes from a deep understanding of the patient journey. These patients’ courage inspires listening, collaboration and the building of communities. That’s why, at their core, Horizon believes science and compassion must work together to transform lives.

Sanofi

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader, providing solutions in 100 countries around the world focusing on specialty care, vaccines, general medicine, and consumer healthcare. Sanofi is dedicated to being a health journey partner that empowers individuals and communities to thrive sustainably, while driving innovation to help improve access to healthcare and close treatment gaps.