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Boeing joins NSF to support STEM training

The National Science Foundation and Boeing say they’ve forged a $21 million partnership to accelerate skill development and increase diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, known collectively as STEM. Supported by $10 million in funding from … Continue reading

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‘Brookie’ fellowships boost women in aerospace

The online application window has just opened for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program, which offers paid internships for undergraduate women at 30 aerospace concerns, including Amazon Prime Air, Blue Origin and Stratolaunch in the Seattle area. Other host institutions range from NASA and SpaceX … Continue reading

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Another giant leap for diversity in computer science

A year ago, the College Board saw the numbers of female students and underrepresented minority students taking the Advanced Placement exam for computer science more than double — but what about this year? As Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi puts it, “the momentum … Continue reading

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Hey, kids: Put a rocket in space for a million dollars

Students from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada are being recruited for the Base 11 Space Challenge, a $1 million competition to encourage the development of a liquid-fueled, single-stage rocket powerful enough to reach 100 kilometers (62 miles) in … Continue reading

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Boeing details $100M workforce education plan

Boeing is launching new educational initiatives to follow through on its pledge to spend $100 million of its federal tax savings on workforce development programs. The initiatives include a partnership with Degreed.com to give employees access to online lessons, certification courses and … Continue reading

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‘Aspiring astronaut’ doll lands in the spotlight

American Girl put a Space Age spin on the centuries-old tradition of dress-up dolls today by unveiling a spacesuit-clad character named Luciana Vega as its “Girl of the Year” for 2018. The big reveal came on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when the 18-inch-high doll … Continue reading

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Aerospace jobs linked to education boost

The state of the aerospace industry in Washington state is still great, but industry leaders say the educational system will have to be beefed up if it’s going to stay that way for the next generation. That cautionary message emerged … Continue reading

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