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Meet Girl Scout troops of the future

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LARA S. SCHMIDT

My association with the Girl Scouts has spanned decades — as a scout, camp counselor, steadfast cookie connoisseur and now donor. It is an experience strongly associated with the great outdoors.

Cook meals on a campfire? Check. Hike long distances wearing a heavy backpack? Check. Lead two dozen 5year-olds for a week in a woodland camp? Check.

In adulthood, all of those experiences stayed with me, and I put them to use in the wilderness and in my work as a cybersecurity researcher for the RAND Corporation.

4-H conference delegates urged to think global and act local

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JUL 19 2017

4-H CONFERENCE DELEGATES URGED TO THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL

Drawing on her own experiences as a 4-H member, Krysta Harden called on delegates at the organization’s international summit to think global and act local so they can advance agriculture and help improve the world – starting with their own communities.

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Krysta Harden addresses the 500 delegates at the recent Global 4-H Network Summit in Ottawa.​

Inspiring Women in STEM Conference date, speakers announced

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Two women helping to lead Delaware's future economic growth in the fields of science and technology will headline this year's Inspiring Women in STEM Conference on Oct. 18.

Kathleen Matt, dean of University of Delaware's College of Health Sciences, and Courtney Smith Goodrich, the Global Technology Chief Strategy & Programs Officer for JPMorgan Chase, will be the featured speakers at this year's event, the Delaware BioScience Association announced Monday.

DETSA Future STEM professionals honored at national student conference

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Students from across Delaware represented the state as part of the Delaware Technology Student Association at the 39th annual National Technology Student Association Conference in Orlando, Florida. In total, 172 students from Delaware competed in 127 individual and 115 team events that were focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

DSU gets $1 million grant to diversify STEM programs

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Delaware State University is getting a $1 million grant to expand diversity in its STEM programs. Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the grant.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded the grant through its Inclusive Excellence initiative. It will be paid over the next five years and will support DSU’s Promoting Engagement and Access in Science (DSU-PEAS) initiative.

That initiative is focused on getting more "non-traditional" students into STEM fields like science and technology.

Help us recognize Career and Technical Education Month

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Help us recognize Career and Technical Education Month

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VICTORIA C. GEHRT

It’s a Monday, and 672 seniors from the four New Castle County Vo-Tech High Schools – Delcastle, Hodgson, Howard, and St. Georges – are heading to work at offices, labs, healthcare centers, restaurants, construction sites, auto dealerships and hundreds of other businesses as paid, credentialed, highskilled employees.

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