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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Jul 29, 2014
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      Mansel A Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education 
      Institute for Tribal Env Prof
      Northern Arizona University

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      From: Mindy Bell <mindy@...>
      Date: July 28, 2014 at 2:27:46 PM MST
      To: Mansel <Mansel.Nelson@...>
      Subject: STEM Update
      Reply-To: Mindy Bell <mindy@...>

      STEM Update
      FLL Coaches Training, Discovery Mapping, STEM Pays, and More!
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      July 28, 2014

      Camp Coconuts and Coaches Training

      First Lego League Coaches Training - 8 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30 OR July 31-August 1. This two-day training is for teachers, parents or community members interesting in coaching a FIRST Lego League team in a school or as a community team. $20. Coconino High School, 308-3934. There is more information and registration information available here. Please consider being a coach!

      Camp Coconuts 1.0 - This week at CHS - Campers will learn basic design, programming and sensor concepts for LEGO Mindstorms Robots. Morning session 8 am - noon and afternoon 1-5. Register here.


      Project WET Water Festival Volunteers Needed

      Project WET with SCA Tissue and the City of Flagstaff will be having the annual 4th grade Water Festival at FoxGlenn Park on Thursday, September 25th. Many volunteers are needed for this fun and educational event! Download this poster for more information. Register online here or e-mail Tina Sleeper to volunteer! THANK YOU!


      MNA Discovery Camps

      The Search is On! Lead educator Zack Zdinak and assistant educator Kelly Woodruff designed a treasure hunt on the MNA campus to check their 9-13 year old campers' ability to use a compass. Students from a number of schools in Flagstaff and elsewhere, spent a week exploring northern Arizona using maps, compasses, and GPS. They also created their own maps and became successful geocachers. A number of other camps, including It's a Bugs Life and Feathery Friends, continue at MNA through this week.
                                 MNA Discovery Camp students looking for the next treasure!

      STEM Events in Flagstaff

      Like the STEM City Central Facebook page to stay up on local STEM happenings in Flagstaff. There is usually one post each day to inform you about the events in STEM City!

      $TEM Pays

      The National Center for Education Statistics surveyed 17,110 students in 2012, four years after the students obtained their bachelor’s degrees. The survey provides an interesting snapshot of the nation’s graduates following a crushing economic recession: While only 16% of students earned degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math) those who did were paid significantly better — averaging $65,000 a year compared with $49,500 of graduates of other degrees. There is also a strong correlation between earning money and highly specialized degrees. More than 95% of grads who studied computer and information sciences, for example, were employed full-time at the time of the survey and earned $72,600 on average. Engineering students reported similar job and salary prospects. Compare this to a humanities graduate who was more likely to report working multiple jobs and earn a full-time salary averaging only $43,100. Read the article here.
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