Items Tagged with 'STEM'


There’s nothing useless about liberal arts degrees

November 8, 2019
We are constantly besieged with messaging that a liberal arts degree is useless. Maybe even worse than useless: a path to being a pauper or something close. Read More

VAEI producing Science on the Grand

July 5, 2019
The Van Andel Education Institute is hosting a two-day STEAM conference for K-12 educators. Read More

Women in technology: We need you!

February 26, 2019
Recently, I was asked to speak at college and career night for a local high school about women in technology and leadership. I was thrilled to be tapped on the shoulder for this, as the topic is near and dear to me. I spent time gathering research, prepping, practicing and tailoring the presentation to engage a high school audience. And I’d love to tell you that it was a huge success and that I reached hundreds of young girls, but I can’t. Read More

Grand Rapids is the 51st 'best metro' for STEM pros

January 8, 2019
Grand Rapids has been ranked the 51st “best metro” for professionals in STEM occupations. Read More

College wins grant to close STEM gender gap

December 31, 2018
A college in the region has received a grant to “address” the gender gap in STEM fields. Read More

College completes $15M STEM center

December 27, 2018
A local college has finished a new 32,000-square-foot building designed to advance its STEM programs. Read More

Homegrown program seeks to develop young talent

School district, chamber pairing elementary students with manufacturers to solve business problems.

October 12, 2018
Leaders on the lakeshore say first grade is not too young to learn career skills. Read More

School reaches finals in national STEAM competition

March 2, 2018
Students from the area are traveling to New York as finalists in a national competition produced by a global technology giant. Read More

STEM-related degrees aren’t the future

January 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit Business recently reported Gov. Rick Snyder is going to propose making coding a foreign language credit in high schools. Read More

Grand Rapids is 26th 'best metro' for STEM pros

January 11, 2018
A new report ranks Grand Rapids as the 26th “best metro” in the U.S. for STEM professionals. Read More