According to Brookings, 42% of job postings on KC metro company websites require STEM skills. "It's clear. Acquiring STEM knowledge and skill must be a significant part of this region's strategy to drive innovation and economic growth by raising the employability of our students â€“ in every corner of our metro area," added Loyacono.
That's why KC STEM Alliance is pleased to partner with Project Lead the Way, providing world-class curriculum
and high-quality professional development to teachers in 114 schools in 27 KC metro area school districts, plus private and charter school participation. "Regionally and state-wide, Missouri and Kansas schools will experience over 30% growth in program implementation this year," said Martha McCabe, Manager of STEM Initiatives at KC STEM Alliance, "with exceptional growth in the Launch elementary and Computer Engineering high school programs." Read more about Missouri schools STEM growth.
KC STEM Alliance is committed to building confidence, along with STEM skills, for girls in our region. To learn how you can be a role model for Girls in STEM, email Martha McCabe. Because innovating#LikeAGirl...is an awesome thing.
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Greater KC FIRSTÂ® teams introduced robotics to curious learners of all ages at the
2014 Maker Faire Kansas City in Union Station.
Thank you to our partners! Through your generous mentoring and contributions, KC STEM Alliance was able to help fund the following Summer STEM Camps.
â€¢ Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy
â€¢ Blue Springs Schools
â€¢ Center Schools
â€¢ Grandview Schools
â€¢ Kansas City, KS Schools
â€¢ KC PowerSource - Girls App Camp
â€¢ Kearney Schools
â€¢ Liberty Schools
â€¢ National Association of Women in Construction
â€¢ North Kansas City Schools
â€¢ Society of Women Engineers
â€¢ UMKC - Healthy KC Affinity Groups
Congratulations to Laura Bauer as she steps into her new role at KC STEM Alliance as FIRST Specialistâ€“working to improve team communication for the full suite of FIRST programs.
Visit kcfirst.org and "like" Kansas City FIRST on Facebook.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES KC STEM Alliance is now seeking qualified individuals to support the implementation of the FIRSTÂ® regional robotics initiative in the Greater Kansas City area. Applications for FIRST LEGOÂ® League Affiliate Partner and KC FIRST Regional Director are now being accepted.