math and science

STEM²: Connecting Grade Schools with Industry

STEM²: Connecting Grade Schools with Industry

The culmination of a comprehensive STEM program providing high-value education and networking resources for grade school educators came to completion this month with the STEM² Summit: “Nurturing students’ curiosity and inspiring innovation.” The event was a capstone to a five-part, professional development series of workshops held over the past several months for educators from the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Developing Grade-School STEM Educators

Developing Grade-School STEM Educators

Applied Materials employees in Gloucester, MA hosted several dozen grade school science teachers for two days of in-depth presentations on semiconductor manufacturing as well as tours of our research and development facility, in an effort to provide a glimpse into possible STEM career opportunities in their own backyard.
Applied Materials Prepares Teachers to Go Back to School

Applied Materials Prepares Teachers to Go Back to School

Just like students starting a new school year, local teachers were faced with unfamiliar settings, loads of jargon, mysterious tasks, and new colleagues as part of their Fellowship with Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Educators (IISME). For many who participated in the 27 year old public-private partnership, the Fellowship provided a unique opportunity to work in a corporate environment, live the culture, and learn more about the skills their students will need to compete in the global marketplace.Recently, the ten IISME Fellows who worked at Applied this summer, and were mentored by employees, presented information about their time at the company, their projects, and their Education Transfer Plan that addresses how the Fellowship will impact their teaching and student learning once they return to the classroom.
City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley Presents Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials

City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley Presents Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials

The room was filled with idealism and yellow jackets as City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley presented its Service Leadership Award to Applied Materials chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter at their recent annual event in San Jose, Calif.City Year Corps Members – young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who dedicate a year of service to students in underserved neighborhoods – believe they can change the world. They proudly wear their bright jackets to stand out as role models for the kids.