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070 Growing Our Commitment to STEM, with Bob and Shelly

STEM Southwest Podcast

Release Date: 06/08/2021

085 Regulating Cancer for the Cure, with Dr. Steve Worland show art 085 Regulating Cancer for the Cure, with Dr. Steve Worland

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In this episode, hosts Bob and Shelly dig deep and share their personal commitment to connecting the STEM dots.  Listeners will get behind the scenes commentary on life, profession, and as always, all things STEM.  Join our rockstar hosts as they recommit to you, their listeners!

Show Notes

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Majority of New Mexico's STEM Workforce doesn't have a bachelor's degree

State STEM Report Cards 2019

R4Creating

STEM Workforce Pipeline

 

Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning

Be Greater Than Average Courses

Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!

Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book

Battling Bots League (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)

 

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