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…


Heroes of #STEMtember: Science is life with Stefan Weitz

Tara Grumm, online marketing manager, Microsoft Citizenship I am really excited to bring this Heroes of #STEMtember video blog to you featuring Stefan Weitz (pictured above), a senior director with Bing. What amazes me about Stefan is his ability to not only track the highly competitive world of search engine innovation but maintain a rabid…

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Heroes of #STEMtember: Atari, Math, and Trek dreams turning to reality with Kudo Tsunoda

Tara Grumm, online marketing manager, Microsoft Citizenship As part of our ongoing series this month on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the Creative Director of Kinect for Xbox, Kudo Tsunoda (pictured left). Not only is Kudo a rock star in the gaming world, but we…

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Heroes of #STEMtember: Sunny science with Meteorologist Shannon O’Donnell

Editor’s note: This month we have been taking a look at science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for K-12 students. To kick things off we released the findings of a study on what parents and students think of STEM education. We also thought it would be interesting to look at some of the interesting…

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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,…