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Nepris Updates Platform To Ease STEM Professional Connections to Classrooms

Nepris has updated its social STEM platform to make it easier for industry professionals to reach out to teachers and offer their insights on science, technology, engineering and math topics.

Nepris is a cloud-based platform that brings industry professionals into the classroom to talk about how STEM topics are applied in the real world through virtual sessions.

With the new update, industry representatives can now offer sessions on topics of their choice and interact more with teachers using the platform's new social features.

"'Offered sessions' are gaining traction among associations seeking career and technical education (CTE) outreach," according to a news release. "These are proactively offered by a company, individual or academic institution and cover a variety of topics related to workforce readiness or career pathways. Recent sessions include one on careers in nursing and another on forensic photography hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Forensic and Investigative Science. Upcoming sessions for October include one on immigration issues hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas and another on human-microbe interactions hosted by graduate students from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center."

"Our vision is to build Nepris as the connection hub for bringing industry groups, professionals and experts together with schools," said Sabari Raja, CEO and founder of Nepris, in a prepared statement. "Nepris users now can follow their favorite topics and people, have active discussions around a completed session, message anyone within the platform without barriers and assign archived videos to students while monitoring their access. These new features directly affect student engagement and open their eyes to career possibilities while adding relevance to classroom instruction."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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