News and Events

Explore the latest news about the STEM Careers CoalitionTM and the latest information from the STEM industry. Stay tuned for more information from our Corporate Partners on closing the educational access gap and inspiring all students have the chance to achieve career success.

Event

Hands on STEM February 2022

Are you ready to get your hands on STEM? This action-packed event empowers the next generation of STEM solution seekers with the skills they need to take on some of the planet’s greatest sustainability challenges.

Our host Brandon Okpalobi introduced students to a local or global issue, explored why it is happening, connected with inspiring people who are working to find solutions, and helped student solution seekers uncover their own potential with two exciting Hands-On STEM activities.

Join Brandon and our friends over at API and P&G for this action packed event whenever and wherever on-demand below! 

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Participate in the Activities

Get your hands on STEM with these two activities that explore the relationships between DNA codes and physical characteristics and create a foaming toothpaste big enough for an elephant with chemical reactions.

Sweet DNA

Build Sweet DNA

Students reinforce their knowledge that DNA is the genetic material for all living things. This is accomplished by modeling it using toothpicks and gumdrops that represent the four biochemicals that pair with each other in a specific pattern, making a double helix. They investigate specific DNA sequences that code for certain physical characteristics such as eye and hair color. Student teams trade DNA “strands” and de-code the genetic sequences to determine the physical characteristics (phenotype) displayed by the strands (genotype) from other groups.

 

Elephant Toothpaste

Make Elephant Toothpaste

This experiment is called Elephant’s Toothpaste because the chemical reaction produces a large foamy mess that looks like toothpaste squirting out of a tube. It’s so big, only an elephant could use toothpaste this massive. Please remember: it’s not actually toothpaste, so don’t try to brush your teeth with it!

STEM Industry News and Conversations

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Marks Second Anniversary with Expanded Career Readiness Resources and New Industry Partners Joining National Effort to Improve Student Outcomes

Tech Learning Magazine 

Tech & Learning Magazine Names Discovery Education & Mystery Science Winners of the Best of 2021

CURT 

Building Construction and Manufacturing into STEM Through Equity-Centered Education

ASME Foundation 

Toward a More Diverse Technical Workforce 

District Administration 

DuPont is fully funding Delaware initiative anchored by Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform

THE Journal

THE Journal 2021 New Product Award Winners Announced: SCC Wins STEM/STEM Program

3BL Media

Advancing Equality and Inclusion in STEM

The Washington Informer

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Engineering Successful Opportunities for People of Color, Women

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Resources to Inspire the Creators, Doers, Makers, and Makers of Tomorrow in the Classrooms of Today

Diversity in Action

STEM Stars in Higher Education

Machine Design

Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day by Looking to the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Discovery Education 

Celebrate Modern Manufacturing with the STEM Careers Coalition  

The American Consortium for Equity in Education

K12 STEM Career Resources from the American Petroleum Institute

Washington Post

The Changing Face of Science 

Government Technology

Discovery Education Offers Free STEM Resources for Summer

Diversity in Action 

Equalizing Opportunity: Initiative Pairs Educators with Corporate Leaders 

Blog Talk Radio

America's Businesses Creating the Workforce We Need Today

Blog Talk Radio 

How Boeing is Working to Bring Students Into STEM

American Consortium for Equity and Education

The STEM Careers Coalition

STEM Industry News and Conversations

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Marks Second Anniversary with Expanded Career Readiness Resources and New Industry Partners Joining National Effort to Improve Student Outcomes

Tech Learning Magazine 

Tech & Learning Magazine Names Discovery Education & Mystery Science Winners of the Best of 2021

CURT 

Building Construction and Manufacturing into STEM Through Equity-Centered Education

ASME Foundation 

Toward a More Diverse Technical Workforce 

District Administration 

DuPont is fully funding Delaware initiative anchored by Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform

THE Journal

THE Journal 2021 New Product Award Winners Announced: SCC Wins STEM/STEM Program

3BL Media

Advancing Equality and Inclusion in STEM

The Washington Informer

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Engineering Successful Opportunities for People of Color, Women

Discovery Education 

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Resources to Inspire the Creators, Doers, Makers, and Makers of Tomorrow in the Classrooms of Today

Diversity in Action

STEM Stars in Higher Education

Machine Design

Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day by Looking to the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Discovery Education 

Celebrate Modern Manufacturing with the STEM Careers Coalition  

The American Consortium for Equity in Education

K12 STEM Career Resources from the American Petroleum Institute

Washington Post

The Changing Face of Science 

Government Technology

Discovery Education Offers Free STEM Resources for Summer

Diversity in Action 

Equalizing Opportunity: Initiative Pairs Educators with Corporate Leaders 

Blog Talk Radio

America's Businesses Creating the Workforce We Need Today

Blog Talk Radio 

How Boeing is Working to Bring Students Into STEM

American Consortium for Equity and Education

The STEM Careers Coalition