Sunday Reading: STEMtember wraps up, on with learning!

As October begins, #STEMtember, our month long focus on promoting the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education has wrapped up. We had a busy month of STEM education announcements and events across Microsoft and hopefully we managed to encourage some students, parents, and teachers to consider the importance of STEM education both…


What do parents and students think of STEM education?

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects? To find out, we partnered with Harris Interactive to get an insight on STEM…


What is STEM and why is it important? #STEMtember

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the…


Washington STEM launches to prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs

Posted by Brad Smith Microsoft General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs Cross post from Microsoft on the Issues Blog This morning marked an important milestone in our work to improve the quality of education in Washington State. A number of us came together for the official launch of Washington STEM (Science,…