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Kids get to re-enact Apollo 11 moon landing

Fifty years after the first Apollo moon landing, students from across the country will get a chance to re-enact the feat with drones and robots, thanks to an educational challenge orchestrated by NASA and the University of Washington’s Northwest Earth and … Continue reading

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Arecibo makes plans for new message to aliens

The Arecibo Observatory today kicked off a student-focused competition to design a new message to beam to extraterrestrials, 44 years to the day since the first deliberate message was sent out from Arecibo’s 1,000-foot-wide radio telescope. “Our society and our … Continue reading

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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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