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Business investment in materials science education is investment in future

By Faye Oney / February 17, 2017

Supporting materials science education is a worthwhile investment for businesses in the science industry. The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation provides an affordable way for companies to sponsor high school science curriculums at the local level with its Materials Science Classroom Kits.

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Bring the magic of STEM education to your community on ‘Girl Day,’ February 25

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

To inspire and encourage girls’ interest in STEM education, DiscoverE Engineering is sponsoring “Girl Day” on February 25 to encourage STEM pros to organize initiatives and activities for girls in their communities.

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Budget update: NSF presents 2015 request, unveils strategic plan

By Jessica McMathis / March 17, 2014

The National Science Foundation has formally presented a $7.3-billion budget request to Congress that “supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life.”

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‘Superbowl of STEM’ brings together big names to spark students’ interest in science

By Jessica McMathis / March 12, 2014

Some of the biggest names in science (and Hollywood!)—along with an additional 350,000 visitors, many of them K-12 students—are expected to attend the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), April 26–27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Obama’s proposed 2015 budget includes increased spending for R&D, STEM education

By Jessica McMathis / March 7, 2014

President Obama has delivered to Congress a $3.9-trillion budget request for 2015 that includes $56 billion for his “Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative” and increased spending for research and development (R&D).

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / January 7, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Cheesy project teaches kids the scientific method, but do we need more scientists?

By Eileen De Guire / September 3, 2013

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Cheese Board applied the scientific method to determine optimum “process parameters” for making cheese on toast, a favorite snack of UK children and inspire school-age children to consider STEM careers. A deeper question, though, how urgent is the need for new STEM-trained graduates?

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ACerS PCSA, Ohio State team up for award-winning fair exhibit

By Jim Destefani / August 1, 2013

Students from Ohio State’s Materials Science and Engineering program and ACerS PCSA demonstrate how well space shuttle tiles (don’t) conduct heat at the Ohio State Fair. The award-winning booth highlighted materials science for young students. Credit: ACerS. Graduate students and recent alums from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The Ohio State University (Columbus)…

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