Inside Pitsco: Women in STEM

Posted by Jessica Born on March 07, 2019

March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). “IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity” (IWD). It’s been celebrated since 1911, and we’re excited to share a special take on IWD here on the blog. We’re shining the spotlight on the women working at Pitsco who help make #handsonmindson happen.

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Topics: ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Trends, Careers, Women in STEM

The proof is in the wording: Celebrating proofreading!

Posted by Corinne Pachl on March 06, 2019

When you hear the word proofreading, you probably have flashbacks to writing essays in middle school English class or stumbling through reading your essay aloud. Maybe you think about how more people on social media should proofread their own posts more often. I’d be willing to bet that a lot of people associate proofreading with spell-check and nothing more. But there’s so much more to it, including its own holiday! National Proofreading Day is on Friday, March 8. It's probably not a coincidence that National Grammar Day falls within the same week (March 4). Our Pitsco Editing department is celebrating big this week!

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, Culture, Trends, Careers, Coding

The Wright Way: Letting authentic passion and lifelong learning take flight

Posted by Matt McCaulley on December 17, 2018

The Wright brothers took to the sky for their “first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard” today, on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, NC (Smithsonian). This isn’t quite a national holiday or observed by the masses really, but it’s a day worth celebrating!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Engineering, Careers, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning

Education and business and industry: Partners in careers

Posted by Patty Cooke on December 15, 2018

When it comes to education and business, we often think of them as two separate entities. While education, especially higher education, presumably leads to a career, there isn’t always a clear connection between what we learn in school and the skills we end up using on the job.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, FUNDING, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Culture, STEM, Trends, Careers, Career Expeditions, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development

There’s no substitute for hands-on learning

Posted by Melissa Karsten on October 25, 2018

Twenty-first century students tend to thrive in fully immersive educational experiences and embrace social learning environments where they can be hands on (Forbes). How can this influence your students’ future education goals and careers? A great example of this is in North Carolina. Engineers engrained in a hands-on movement there, along with other professionals and sources, tell us real-world, hands-on learning provides many long-lasting benefits.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Technology, STEM, Engineering, Careers, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning