Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

The Help Group Announces Stem3 Special Challenge

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

The Help Group Announces Stem3 Special Challenge

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The Help Group's STEM3 initiative recently announced the first nationwide STEM challenge for students in grades 6-12 with social, learning or other neuro-developmental differences. For the STEM3 Special Challenge, students need to identify a STEM solution to a pressing issue faced by individuals, communities, or the world at large. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, January 30, and the winners will be notified and awarded cash prizes in different categories on April 1.

"At The Help Group, we encourage young people with special needs to pursue their passion for STEM. With the STEM3 Special Challenge, this is a way to nurture those talents early on," says Dr. Ellis Crasnow, Director of STEM Education at The Help Group.

STEM3 is an initiative of The Help Group that provides K-12 STEM education at its nationally recognized STEM3 Academy, a residential boarding option, and a full range of STEM related programs for students and young adults with special needs as well as parents and educators.

According to the site STEMconnector, by 2018, 8.65m workers will be needed for STEM-related jobs in the USA. …

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