KC STEM Alliance November Report & News
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FIRST® LEGO® League's 2014-15 season is here
and it's building a world of excitement.
Last season, Jonathan Matson (pictured left) received the FLL Volunteer of the Year Award . He's one of hundreds of volunteers who make KC FIRST programs possible for nearly 3,000 students.
Our volunteers are our biggest supporters!
Volunteers engineer every aspect of KC FIRST â€“ but you don't have to be an engineer to get in the game. Folks from all walks of life pitch in to run tournaments. More than 90% of our volunteers say they would recommend volunteering at a KC FIRST event. To learn more about getting yourself, your group or company involved this season, contact our volunteer coordinator, Janell Peterson. You'll make a tangible difference in the lives of hundreds of KC area students and their future.
FLL and FRC photos - Charles Maples
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students (ages 4 to 104) in 180+ countries. One hour tutorials are available in 30 languages. Watch the video.
Shape It.    Change It.    Improve It.
Students grades 7-12 , along with parents and interested teachers, are invited to explore careers in engineering, architecture, drafting, environmental sciences and construction management at Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters. It's going to be their world before we know it. Isn't it time to help them discover all that's really possible? 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 • 6 - 7:30 pm
Information & Registration
And in front of hundreds of families, as well as local leaders in business, government, education and the media. By sponsoring a KC STEM Alliance K-12 initiative or event, you'll stand out as a recognized leader in advancing STEM education and employment in our region. Learn more about partnering with
KC STEM Alliance. To discuss benefits and details contact Laura Loyacono, Executive Director
or call 816-235-1509.
What's the
future of learning?

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams are finding the answers with this year's World Class Challenge.  Born into a Digital Age, where information gathering is literally at their fingertips, students unleash new ways to gain knowledge and skills through research and robots.
Last Saturday's FLL Qualifying Tournament at Olathe Northwest.
FLL Qualifying Tournaments are FREE and open to the public at noon:

Saturday, November 22
Kearney Jr. High School, 2215 S. Campus St., Kearney, MO 

Saturday, December 6
Bingham Middle School
1716 S Speck Rd, Independence, MO

Saturday, December 13
Wyandotte High School, 2501 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 

For more information visit
Out & About

A few of the spaces and places KC STEM Alliance
staff has collaborated, convened and spread STEM news this Fall... 

•Project Lead the Way National Summit
•Greater Kansas City Workforce & Education Summit
•KU Medical School Faculty Research Day
•STEM Excellence Pathway K-12 Educator Workshops
•Project Lead the Way Engineering Design & Development Workshop
•K-6 Math/Science Professional Development Capstone Conference

STEM: It's a Girl Thing! Young Women's Conference
•FTC Season KickOff 
•Girls STEM Expo
•NKC Middle School Career & Education Fair
•FRC CowTown ThrowDown
•MAKERS: Women in Space

•Union Station's Centennial Celebration 

League Championship
January 17, 2015
Union Station

FIRST Tech Challenge
Missouri Qualifier
January 24, 2015
UMKC - Swinney Recreation Center

Greater KC Regional
FIRST Robotics Competition

March 12 -14, 2015
MCC - Business & Technology

For more information visit
Senior Showcase
April 15, 2015

Union Station
Meet some of our brightest STEM stars and learn about their senior PLTW projects.

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