The more than 5,000 law enforcement leaders around the nation who are members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, have long known that the hours immediately after school lets out, when parents are likely not available to supervise, are the prime time for juvenile crime.

In October, dozens of female high school students gathered at Maxar Technologies for an event to encourage them to further their interests and capabilities in STEM. The keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s “Bring STEM to Life” event was 18-year-old Sherya Nallapati, a STEM student who is working on a technology that scans social media profiles for potential mass shooting threats.

Recently the National Math and Science Initiative has begun exploring a new avenue for reaching students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM. It is called CRT or Culturally Responsive Teaching, which posits that students learn best when teachers make some intentional connection to their background or lived experience.

EVOLUTIONS is a science-focused program that teaches college and career readiness through classes, activities, and paid work and internship opportunities. In particular, EVO tries to attract high school students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college.

William S. White, former president, CEO and board chair of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, passed away. Bill White created a legacy that has improved, and continues to improve, the lives of children, families and communities across our nation.

The fabrication laboratory, or “fab lab,” is just one component of the new Glimcher Tech and Design Hub, a 12,000-square-foot STEM facility on the 130-acre Fox Chapel campus. The once dark, outdated science classroom now boasts state-of-the-art equipment in a bright and inviting atmosphere.

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