Posted inNon-Profits

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Village of Hope Inc.

Wansheba Lawal has been running The Village of Hope Inc. since 2009. This nonprofit organization has a mission to make a difference by giving hope and promoting those involved in becoming empowered. The nonprofit focuses on serving the area through different programs such as tutoring and enrichment activities. As an educator, Lawal was motivated to […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

SC Johnson donates $5 million to fund STEM Scholarships

SC Johnson today announced it is donating $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway) to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women and people of color, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM industries, and those with limited means the opportunity to gain a four-year degree in STEM-related career […]

Posted inESports, Sports

Play and Learning Through Esports: WIHSEA To Implement Scholastic Esports Programs as it Creates a Local NASEF Affiliate

Esports are booming, and students in Wisconsin are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the WIHSEA has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow […]

Posted inBusiness, Local news

SC Johnson Invests $177,000 in Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin’s STEM Squad

With the support of SC Johnson, Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin will expand STEM Squad, formerly known as Operation SMART, the hands-on, multi-disciplinary after-school program to develop girls’ enthusiasm and skills for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Launching on October 5, this virtual program provides participants with the opportunity to explore the STEM field, […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Local news, Schools

Carthage College Students and Faculty Awarded $95K From Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

The NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and related space sciences projects made twenty awards to Carthage students and faculty this year, totaling $95,000. The Consortium funds a wide variety of STEM programs across the state, including undergraduate and graduate education, as well as faculty and postdoctoral work.  Awards are made to students to defray tuition […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Non-Profits

STEM Progress Alliance for Racine and Kenosha

Nonprofit Mission and Vision Statements SPARK Summer Camp is a free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) camp for 7th and 8th-grade girls in the Kenosha and Racine area, held at Carthage College over three days and two nights during July. Hands on, interactive workshops aim to captivate, excite, and educate campers on the possibilities […]

Posted inEmployment, Schools

UW-P Student Awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Nicholas Bielski, a molecular biology and bioinformatics major in UW-Parkside’s Biological Sciences Department of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a prestigious, highly competitive, national STEM scholarship. This award allows Bielski to focus on his research during his remaining academic career at […]

Posted inCommunity

3rd Annual GEMS Conference Empowers Girls in Math & Science

  Despite making up roughly half the population of the U.S., American women are typically underrepresented in career fields involving math and science. The 3rd annual GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math and Science) Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside aims to change that by introducing 250 middle school girls through Girls, Inc. from Jerstad, Gilmore, […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

STEM Workshop Empowers Girls to Go After Science, Math Careers

The number of girls going into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers is rising, but is still lower than women in those fields would like to see. To help spark interest in STEM occupations, 200 girls in 7th and 8th grade from Gilmore, Starbuck, Jerstad and Mitchell middle schools through Girls, Inc. participated Wednesday in the annual […]

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