• New summit, plan and more building STEM network in Virginia

    In July 2019, the governor of Virginia established a STEM Education Commission for the state, with the goal of eventually launching a statewide STEM network. Having such a network, proponents said, would provide a united vision for Virginia’s many STEM programs, which had been developed in isolation. A network could aid communication and sharing of best practices to use and pitfalls to avoid, while setting goals and common terms. We chatted with Dr. Tina Manglicmot, Director of STEM for the Virginia Department of Education, about the state’s plan in September 2019. Efforts to establish a STEM network in Virginia have made progress, though these efforts have slowed in the past few months thanks to the hurdles imposed by the coronavirus… Read More

  • Army consortium for STEM seeks eCYBERMISSION promotion partner

    The Army Education Outreach Program, or AEOP, is the Army’s platform for advancing STEM education and literacy. AEOP includes a portfolio experiences, internships and competitions. AEOP, through its cooperative agreement with Battelle, has opened a formal Request for Proposals. AEOP and Battelle seek a partner to increase participation in the eCYBERMISSION program. Specifically, the proposal… Read More

  • Tennessee network focused on “kindergarten to jobs” pipeline

    Since its creation in 2010, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network has worked to develop high-quality STEM programming for the state’s students in support of the focus of “kindergarten to jobs.” From its Regional STEM Innovation Hubs and STEM Designated Schools program to its professional development efforts, the network has strived to help Tennessee students be… Read More

  • Tennessee educators produce thousands of protective face shields to help local medical workers

    As U.S. health-care workers struggle to treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients, they’re also struggling with a lack of personal protective equipment on the job. Aware of medical workers’ critical need for facial protection against the coronavirus, a team of educators in southeastern Tennessee sprang into action to help. The group, bolstered by local… Read More

  • Announcing the “Start a Smile” challenge

    Within the school community, everyone is adjusting to new roles. Parents navigate new work situations. Educators find ways to continue learning beyond the classroom walls. What can students do? Following on the incredible success of the “Name the Rover” essay contest, the STEMx network proudly presents a new opportunity for K-12 students, in partnership with… Read More

  • After 28,000 student essays, NASA’s next Mars rover has a name

    All last year, you read about the NASA’s effort to find a new name worthy of the space agency’s next rover. STEMx followers passed this contest onto schools in their states or served as one of the 3,000 judges. Today, NASA revealed the winning essay and name. Middle school student Alex Mather’s name, Perseverance, has… Read More

  • Call for resources: Parents Guide to STEM released soon

    For many parents, the problem with STEM education isn’t intention, it’s execution. These parents know that a quality STEM education can ignite their child’s curiosity, drive a deep understanding of our complex work, and provide the foundation for prosperity. Where should they start? March 26, we’ll issue the first edition of the Parents Guide to STEM,… Read More

  • Member profile: How industry, parents and educators come together in South Carolina

    Activity is busting out all over at South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS). From the upcoming STEM Education Month to the iMAGINE STEAM community festivals and S2TEM Centers SC professional development, myriad events and projects are being sponsored by the coalition to make sure educators and students across the state are busy exploring,… Read More

  • Five projects bring data from first-ever National Ecological Observatory Network to students

    Adapted from Battelle’s press release.  The inaugural Battelle NEON STEM Grant Program will fund $100,000 worth of student research around the country, enabling five projects to leverage the open data generated by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). A continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed and operated by Battelle… Read More

  • Semifinalists in each state announced to name NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

    Yesterday afternoon, the top three entries in U.S. territories and states were announced for the “Name the Rover” contest.  Read NASA’s feature below for all the details on what’s next. Check out the names and essays for the semifinalists selected from your state here. NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Closer to Getting Its Name NASA’s Mars… Read More