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Cooke Chronicle: Enrolling and Supporting Underrepresented Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 27, 2017 4:40:01 PM

October 27, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. High-achieving students with financial need are being “pushed” out of elite colleges and universities. In K-12 news, ideas and programs promote equity in gifted education and STEM. 

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Topics: low income, college access, gifted programs, STEM

From the Military to Mars: Cooke Scholar Mark Rubianes

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 13, 2017 1:36:26 PM

Mark Rubianes has been interested in computers for his entire life, and finds building circuits to be both a logistical challenge and a creative outlet.

Following four years in the military, Mark enrolled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Community College. Now he’s studying computer engineering at North Carolina State University with a Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students, STEM

Widening the Science Talent Pipeline for Underserved Students

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Aug 30, 2017 1:50:02 PM

Projections show that STEM careers will grow to over 9 million by 2022, and it’s about time that students from low-income backgrounds become part of the equation. 

For over 75 years, the Society for Science & the Public has sought to spark a passion for science, scientific research, and STEM education in the minds of young people around the world. In recent years, the Society has increased its focus on diversifying the STEM pipeline by launching a program to engage underrepresented students in science research and advanced science competitions.

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Topics: high achieving, high school, grants, Grantee Spotlight, excellence gap, STEM

Cooke Foundation Awards $855,000 in Grants to Benefit Low-Income Rural Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $855,000 to academic enrichment programs serving low-income rural students in elementary and secondary schools in North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi and Virginia.

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, gifted programs, STEM, achievement gap, SAT, Advanced Placement, rural education, Appalachia, ACT

BEAM Receives $1 Million Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award

Posted by Stacey DaBaldo on Apr 17, 2017 2:35:15 PM

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM) – a program that provides advanced math instruction to low-income students in New York City to prepare them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – is expanding to Los Angeles with a $1 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 

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Topics: Media Release, college access, grants, education news, STEM

Cooke Foundation Awards $350,000 in Academic Grants

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 16, 2017 12:28:06 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced $350,000 in grants to three programs in North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C., to provide academic enrichment opportunities for outstanding low-income students.

“Too often, low-income parents can’t afford to send their high-achieving children to rigorous academic programs outside of school,” said Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy. “These grants will make it possible for many extraordinary students to participate in such programs, furthering their education and better preparing them for college.”

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Topics: low income, Media Release, grants, STEM

One Selective High School LIFTs Students Up with Enrichment Program

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Sep 12, 2016 3:43:50 PM

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is one of six inaugural recipients of the foundation’s Selective Public High School grant program. The foundation’s grant of $99,744 is supporting a program titled Learning through Inquiry, Fellowship, and Tutoring (LIFT) over the period of two years beginning in June 2015.

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Topics: low income, high school, Grantee Spotlight, STEM

August 5: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 5, 2016 1:51:45 PM

 

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Topics: low income, college access, Friday Roundup,, STEM

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM): Nurturing the Love of Math

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Jul 13, 2016 1:19:19 PM

How many integers between 1000 and 9999 have four distinct digits? This is one example of what students in Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics program (BEAM) are tackling over the summer. And they love it! BEAM aims to create pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists. Andy, a participant in the 2013 summer program, says of his summer experience at BEAM: “I learned to love math’s beauty.”
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Topics: grants, Grantee Spotlight, STEM

Cooke Conversation: 5 Questions with Krysti Scotti

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 6, 2016 3:00:46 PM

We're continuing our series of Cooke Scholar profiles by interviewing high-achievers from across our scholarship programs. We hope to inspire current and future Cooke Scholars by highlighting the incredible range of personalities, ambitions, and accomplishments of this talented group!

This week, we caught up with Kristen (Krysti) Scotti to learn more about the SpaceICE Mission project she leads and her advice for other students considering a career in STEM.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Scholar accomplishment, STEM, Cooke Conversations

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