Mytonomy can make STEM majors more familiar and inviting
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, today announced that Mytonomy has been accepted as a partner.
“STEM majors can be abstract to the typical teenager, unless they have role models at home that have scientific or math backgrounds. By exposing high school students to near-peers studying STEM from all demographic backgrounds, Mytonomy can make STEM majors more familiar and inviting, thereby helping to increase the likelihood of a student pursuing STEM in college,” said Mytonomy CEO Vinay Bhargava.
Mytonomy features advice from First Robotics Competition entrants, finalists from the Intel STS competition, and engineering majors. School districts can deliver a STEM playlist to their students, and get reporting and analytics on actual viewership, as part of Mytonomy Plus.
Mytonomy will directly inspire 1,000 college students by 2017 to pursue a career in STEM education by increasing the number of high school students that learn about STEM careers, including those focused on education.
More and better trained STEM teachers are essential to prepare America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to comprehend, and devise solutions to, complex national and global challenges. All students—not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools—must have STEM literacy to find meaningful employment in a rapidly changing economy that has at its center a range of jobs based on skills grounded in the STEM disciplines. Mytonomy is one of 159 100Kin10 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills to equip them for success in college and the workplace.
Organizations are accepted as 100Kin10 partners following a rigorous vetting process conducted by the University of Chicago, which reviews the innovation and boldness of each organization’s commitment(s) toward expanding, improving, and retaining the best of the nation’s STEM teaching force, or building the 100Kin10 movement, while also determining the organization’s capacity to meet the proposed commitment.
Each nominated organization must demonstrate its unique resources and know-how, as well as a proven ability to deploy those assets creatively and strategically to address the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers and ensure high-quality STEM learning for all students. A complete list of partners—with new partners highlighted—appears below and is also available on the 100Kin10 website.
All partners bring content expertise and programmatic or funding capacity to advance the initiative. As they fulfill their ambitious commitments and work together to spark innovation, they have access to exclusive opportunities, including competitive research grants, leading-practice case studies, capacity-building workshops, collaboration grants, and a funding marketplace. To date, 28 partners have engaged in joint problem-solving or new, collective work as a result of 13 collaboration grants, and more than 32 innovation grants have been awarded to 22 different 100Kin10 partners.
100Kin10 is a multi-sector mobilization that responds to the national imperative to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers over the coming 10 years. The partnership was founded and is led by Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation.
For a complete list of partners visit: http://www.100kin10.org/page/partners