Category Archives: KC-BANCS

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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Countdown to STEM Talks: Register Today

Join us for STEM Talks 2013, a KC-BANCS event taking place on Tuesday, May 21. STEM Talks is an invitation-only event bringing together students, veterans, STEM employers, KC area higher education, and student support services for a day of learning and dialogue. … 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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Support KC’s Homeless Vets at the Heart of America Stand Down

On any given night, there are 2,800 homeless veterans in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area. These men and women served their country and now they need your help. So tomorrow, Friday November 2, stop by Memorial Hall with a few pairs … 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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Update Us!

Veterans in STEM needs updates from you and about you. We would like to do a special recognition for Veterans Day online. Please take a couple minutes and answer the following 4 questions. Thanks! Click here to take the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VISUpdates

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Veterans in STEM member Vincent Cannady featured in UNews

Vincent Cannady, one of our own Veterans in STEM and a political science graduate student at UMKC, is featured in this week’s UNews. Cannady discusses his Army experiences, his work in the communications technology field, and the life events that … 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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Fort Riley Education Fair

Riley’s Conference Center November 13, 2012 446 Seitz Dr., Fort Riley, KS 66442 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Over 60 Universities, Colleges, and Technical Schools from across the country available to provide guidance for you and your family members’ path to … Continue reading

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