KC STEM Alliance August Report & News
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Last week, twenty-four girls from twenty-two KC metro area schools spent the week developing and designing apps for android phones. See how the Hale Center of Journalism at KCPT shared their story and a few of their original apps here
A recent report from ACT finds that ramping up math and science high school graduation
requirements is not a stand alone solution for increasing STEM college and career readiness. Programs like Project Lead the Way® and FIRST® Robotics create the kind of rigorous, project-based instruction, enrichment and student commitment that allow a broader cross-section of students to embrace and learn advanced concepts. Read the full story and complete report.
President and CEO of Project Lead the Way, Vince Bertram, commends two local PLTW students for their innovation, persistence and entrepreneurial spirit in Huffington Post's The Risk is Worth the Reward.
 Indianapolis, Indiana

November 2 - 5
Learning Together • Inspiring America
Teachers • Policymakers • Industry Leaders
Education is Key
for Kansas City's economic future.

Businesses depend on a talented workforce to grow. The Kansas City region was recently selected to participate in the Lumina Foundation's community-based postsecondary attainment strategy. KC STEM Alliance is pleased to partner with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and other members of the Metro KC Higher Education Collaborative to build cross-sector relationships between industry, secondary and postsecondary schools that can dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials. See how Kansas City currently ranks and read more at
Because having a diverse team in any organization makes a difference, KC STEM Alliance is committed to bringing under-represented populations to our regional workforce through STEM education initiatives like these....
The NSBE Jr program at UMKC offers pre-college and networking development for KC metro area high school students. Learn more at the kick-off event on Saturday, September 6th, 10:00 a.m. at Flarsheim Hall on the UMKC campus, contact William Leverette or visit UMKC NSBE.   
Perry Initiative
Outreach Workshop

October 11, 2014 @
UMKC School of Medicine. Registration deadline is 9/11/2014 
FIRST® Team Registration

The 2014-15 season is now open for: 

FIRST Tech Challenge

To start a team, talk to your school principal or youth organization leader and get details here
Upcoming FIRST® Dates 
8/26 - FLL Game Reveal • Online
9/6 - FTC Kick-Off & Game Reveal • MCC Business & Technology
9/20 - FLL Coaches Workshop • MCC Business & Technology

Mark Your 2015 Calendar
Greater KC FLL Championship
January 17, 2015
Union Station

FTC Missouri Qualifier
January 24, 2015
UMKC - Swinney Recreation Center

Greater KC FRC Regional
March 11 -14, 2015
MCC - Business & Technology • Details

For more information visit
FACT: 35% of this year's incoming Freshmen class at Missouri University of Science & Technology completed one or more Project Lead the Way course during high school. Preparing them to be ready and set to GO forward
and succeed.
Source: Missouri S&T Admissions Office
to our former students as they head off to colleges and universities around the globe. And, the very best to all our KC metro area high school seniors as they make important postsecondary decisions.
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