Science from Scientists Selected as a Finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Tekne Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2018 – Science from Scientists, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring children to solve real-world problems by improving literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) has been selected as one of three finalists for the Minnesota High Tech Association 2018 Tekne Awards in the STEM Workforce Development category. For the past two decades, the Tekne Awards have recognized organizations that are leading-edge innovators in science and technology in Minnesota. The 2018 Tekne Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 29 will reveal winners among the finalists in 16 categories.

Science from Scientists is a finalist due to their innovation in the field of STEM enrichment education; they bring today’s STEM workforce into 3rd– through 8th-grade classrooms throughout Minnesota to teach leading-edge science and technology programs with the ultimate goal of substantially increasing the number of students pursuing STEM careers and trades in the future.

“Our goal has always been to get our nation’s youth excited about STEM and to shine light on how important the industry is, so, to be recognized by the Minnesota High Tech Association, is an honor,” says Erika Angle, CEO of Science from Scientists. “Being named a finalist helps raise awareness of our mission and helps us continue to inspire more children to explore careers in STEM.”

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, said, “The Tekne Award finalists this year represent the ongoing strength of innovative Minnesota-based companies. They are pioneers in leading-edge science and technology that has impact around the globe.”

Science from Scientists works with and within the existing education system to measurably improve student aptitude and attitude towards STEM and to provide as many students as possible access to STEM role models at ages – elementary and middle school – when students of all backgrounds are deciding what they want to be when they grow up. Science from Scientists expanded their services to Minnesota in 2016 and, this year alone, will deliver programming to more than 1,400 students in 16 schools. Science from Scientists’ during-school program could serve as a platform for communities across Minnesota to create their own community-based STEM enrichment solutions, in which we provide proven curriculum, students meet real STEM tradespeople and professionals working in their communities, and local businesses grow their own workforce.

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About Science from Scientists

Science from Scientists is a Boston-based non-profit specializing in during-school STEM enrichment education for 3rd- through 8th-graders. We send real, charismatic scientists into classrooms, during school, every other week to guide students through hands-on STEM lessons that are aligned with academic standards and chosen by teachers to enhance their curricula. Our program reaches every student, not just those who self-select, and measurably improves student attitudes and aptitudes in STEM. The program may help close achievement gaps for underserved populations and can offer teachers professional development for participation.

About the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

The Minnesota High Tech Association is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity and making Minnesota a top five technology state. We bring together the people of Minnesota’s science and technology ecosystem and lead the way in bringing science and technology issues to leaders at Minnesota’s Capitol and Washington, D.C. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. Our members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota.   |   @MHTA   |   @minnesota-high-tech-association



Science from Scientists:  Karlene French | 952-457-2586 |
Matter Communications: Martina Corona | 781-346-3349 |
Minnesota High Tech Association:  Mo Schriner | 651.387.3539 |


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