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September 5, 2014

PITTSBURGH—ASSET STEM Education™ (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation to develop a new after-school module titled Environment & Ecology Explorations: Forests. In this program, students will learn about forests and their habitats through a series of hands-on lessons and activities.

ASSET previously received funding from the Kinder Morgan Foundation to develop and pilot its first after-school module on Pennsylvania wetlands.

August 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH— ASSET STEM Education today announced the launch of a new STEM Scholarship Program in honor of the organization’s 20th anniversary. ASSET, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education improvement nonprofit, provides educators in all learning environments with effective professional development and hands-on classroom materials. The STEM Scholarship Program was recently awarded a $50,000 matching grant from The Hillman Foundation. The overall goal for the program for the 2014-15 school year is $200,000.

August 13, 2014

Why should local manufacturing companies have so many empty hiring spots for good-paying jobs, and how can teachers prepare and encourage kids to snag them?

July 24, 2014

Beginning this fall, science, technology, engineering and mathematics no longer will be limited to their respective courses for the district’s students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Instead, thanks in part to new curriculum materials from ASSET STEM Education, all classes across the disciplines will be infused with STEM.

July 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH—ASSET STEM Education (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Hillman Foundation. This grant will be used to to launch two new initiatives: STEM Classroom to Career Connections and the STEM Leader Scholarship Fund.

June 20, 2014

While compiling the Lists of area nonprofits, executives were asked what are the biggest unmet or undermet needs in the region, and what can be done to meet them.

May 9, 2014

John Radzilowicz, Director of Professional Development ASSET STEM Education at CMU said, if we don’t start making big changes in industrial pollution policies and even simple conservation changes on a personal level, the Pennsylvania landscape will be completely different by 2050. 

May 9, 2014

PITTSBURGH— Governor Corbett will provide welcoming remarks at the PA STEM Vision Conference: Connecting Classroom to Career, sponsored by ASSET STEM Education (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) in partnership with Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Philadelphia Education Fund. More than 650 participants will be in attendance on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

April 25, 2014

Cynthia Pulkowski’s most defining moment as a leader at Asset STEM Education started with a pile of stones.

Pulkowski said when she first took over the role of executive director at Asset, it was easy to feel overwhelmed. People would come in daily to her office with requests and new projects that all needed immediate attention.

April 4, 2014

In Laura Saxon’s prekindergarten class, today’s lesson is about physics.What might seem like an odd topic for three- to five-year-olds is the focus of an entire hour, twice a week. But instead of the formulas and theories that normally jump to mind, kids learn about gravity and mass by using blocks of wood and golf balls.