Category Archives: Education

8 Keys to Success

This week is the first week of classes at many of the Veterans in STEM partner colleges and universities. As co-principal investigator and project director, I would like to extend my welcome back to college/university. Veterans in STEM addresses each … Continue reading

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Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

If you are pursuing financial assistance for higher education as a veteran from the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, this short but informative guide can help you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Veterans in STEM program featured on KCUR

Props to KC-BANCS Co-PIs Dr. Alexis Petri and Dean Kevin Truman for raising awareness of student veteran issues during their outstanding interview on KCUR’s Central Standard. They did a great job promoting STEM education and the Veterans in STEM program. … Continue reading

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Want to make Kansas City a better place?

On June 1 and 2, join fellow coders, artists, organizers, writers, and makers to code, draw, organize, envision and plan out how to make a better Kansas City. Saturday, June 1, 2013 9:00 AM until Sunday, June 2, 2013 5:00 … Continue reading

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Changes to Tuition Assistance Explained

You may have heard that each branch of the military except for the Navy at this point has suspended its Tuition Assistance Program.  Tuition Assistance is separate from the GI Bill.  The cuts to Tuition Assistance do not affect the … Continue reading

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UMKC Student Veterans Organization – Join Today

Are you a student veteran at UMKC? Then consider joining the UMKC Student Veterans Organization. The SVO website makes it easy. Just complete the short online signup form and in minutes you can become a member. The Mission of the Student Veterans … Continue reading

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Microsoft is creating new US jobs faster than it can fill them

From Human Resource Executive Online’s recent article, “Microsoft’s STEM Worker Shortage Solution“: “Microsoft is creating new jobs in the United States faster than it can fill them. For example, Microsoft now has more than 6,000 open jobs in the country, an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Plaza Academy Robotics

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner and show your support for the Plaza Academy Robotics Team! KC-BANCS STEM Scholar Fred Bruhn is team manager, and funds go to help these high school students design, build, and program their robot to compete … Continue reading

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GI Bill Funds 800,000 Student Veterans

“Billions of taxpayer dollars have funded the education of over 800,000 Post-9/11 GI Bill beneficiaries.” – Michael Dakduk, executive director, Student Veterans of America Veterans, join the ranks of these successful students! The Veterans in STEM program can help you navigate GI … Continue reading

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Getting an associate degree can pay off big

Military Times Edge covers the hottest jobs for vets with associate degrees – and they’re all STEM careers. Our very own Veterans in STEM Project Director Alexis Petri is quoted in the article! Read it at http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20120919/EDU03/209190303/Getting-an-associate-degree-can-pay-off-big.

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