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Learners Connect Across Pasadena

By the time they get to middle and high school, children interested in science and math often begin to doubt whether they can succeed in STEM careers, according to U.S. data. If their grades begin to falter, some students turn away from these subjects. Instead, in Pasadena, hundreds of students have turned to the Rise tutoring program. Led by the…

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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards Totaling More Than $240,000

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce its 2023 grant awards, totaling more than $240,000, to 24 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. These grants will support new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adults and seniors. The Foundation’s 2022 Golf Classic presented by J.P. Morgan Private Bank was a success, raising more than $40,000. As a…

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This Camp Trains Black Students for Futures in STEAM

STEAM:CODERS is on a mission to introduce one million students to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. After majoring in communications, a Tulane student wanted to switch majors in her junior year to computer science. Advisors doubted her because she didn’t have the prerequisite classes, saying she was “way behind.” They offered self-study assignments to catch up and see if…

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SteamCoders and Tournament of Roses

Pasadena Tournament of Roses and Cal Poly Rose Float Partner for ‘Rose STEM’ Presented by SoCalGas

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has partnered with Cal Poly Rose Float on an engaging and educational program, RoseSTEM presented by SoCalGas. Held June 13-15, the program included field trips to the Cal Poly Rose Float facility where middle and high school students were introduced students to STEM concepts used to create a Rose Parade presented by Honda float, including…

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STEAM:CODERS and Sacred Heart Academy 2

FSHA Hosts STEAM CODERS’ Week-long Workshop

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STEAM:CODERS Caltech 2023

Coldwell Banker Realty Hosts STEAM:CODERS Fundraiser

Coldwell Banker Realty in Pasadena recently held its happy hour fundraiser at Gaucho Grill. Lori Ramirez, who is manager of Coldwell Banker’s Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge offices as well as a chairperson for Southern California, explained the organization’s philosophy of “giving back” to the community. She also told attendees about the local office’s commitment to support this goal by…

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STEAM:CODERS Paves a Path for Pasadena Youth

The focus in the classroom is evident as elementary-age students at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet control images on a video screen using coding. These kids are lucky participants of STEAM:CODERS, a Pasadena nonprofit that inspires underrepresented students and their families through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) – all in preparation for academic and career opportunities.

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STEAM:CODERS Partnering with Caltech

Science Olympiad Partners With Caltech and STEAM:CODERS

Each May since 1985, the Science Olympiad National Tournament has brought students, parents, teachers and volunteers to a college campus to compete in one of the largest and most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competitions in the United States. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is preventing qualifying teams from traveling to Caltech for the big event this year,…

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STEAM:CODERS Founder Raymond Ealy Honored

Lawmakers Honor STEAM:CODERS Founder as ‘Unsung Hero’

STEAM:Coders founder Raymond Ealy was recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as a 41st Assembly District Unsung Hero for his positive impact in the community. “An ‘Unsung Hero’ is defined as a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution — a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged,” according to a press release…

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Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios

Warner Bros. Studios recently hosted 30 middle school girls from STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit that works with schools and communities in low-income areas. We tagged along for a day of workshops on machine learning, robotics, game engines, and one big surprise. At Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, technicians and staff volunteers did last-minute checks on VR demo stations and the snack…

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