• Webinar: How to build mentor systems for STEM teachers

    June 6, 2019: 3-4 pm EST Register Across the United States, many schools face the same problem, year after year: finding math and science teachers. One of the solutions to this problem is to train more teachers. The other solution is to retain educators that are already in the system. Could connecting these educators to mentors ensure they stay in the profession? To help increase teacher retention rates, the I-STEM Resource Network created a network of STEM mentor teachers in 11 Indiana school districts. Throughout 2018 in partnership with other states and 100Kin10, they worked to create a STEM Mentoring Framework. That framework provides a clear guide to others looking to build mentor teacher programs. Dr. Jenny Hicks and Dr.… Read More

  • Three facts about the TVA Mini-grants, now expanded to seven states!

    Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), announced awards earlier in late March of over $580,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop STEM education projects across the Tennessee Valley. Most awarded funds support teachers in Tennessee, but thanks to a partnership to expand the grant through… Read More

  • Greater than STEM, Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution

    This week on Greater Than STEM, we have our first student interview. We talk to Abby, a student from Northeast Ohio who is a self-proclaimed “ocean-hugger.” What is an ocean-hugger? How does that passion grow in a student from Ohio (a state with rather limited access to oceans)? Listen for answers to those questions and more on Episode 1 – Ocean Pollution.… Read More

  • STEMx Scoop 2.0: Spotlighting national opportunities

    by Wes Hall, Director of STEMx Today, we’re excited to relaunch the STEMx Scoop, our monthly newsletter highlighting grants, conferences, and other important developments in STEM. (If you didn’t receive this first issue, sign up here). One big change to the format: We’re opening up submissions to anyone who completes this simple form to share… Read More

  • ThinSat pushes students to reach for the stars

    Space exploration usually makes for intriguing and exciting STEM curriculum. Reading and wondering about what’s far above our heads can be, well, heady stuff. But actually completing a class project that sends a payload into space – that’s way out of our reach, right? Not so for one Virginia teacher and her students. They participated… Read More

  • Pre-college scholarship helps dedicated students with financial need make the most of high school

    The best educators often look for ways to help academically talented but financially needy students realize their potential. Telling such students about the Young Scholars Program, sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation of Lansdowne, Virginia, is one way to assist them. The program helps bright and motivated but financially strapped seventh-graders with scholarship aid,… Read More

  • Greater than STEM, Episode 0 – Battelle History: from the Xerox copier to Ohio’s first STEM school

    Battelle has been around for almost 100 years, but how did it grow from one building in 1929 into the world’s largest private nonprofit research and development institute? And how did it get involved in STEM education? And what even is STEM education? And why is filling up your apartment with sulfur fumes an important… Read More

  • STEMx sessions at upcoming forum in San Francisco

    The STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, provides resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM, outreach, partnerships, schools, and curricula. The event has been a powerful chance the state leaders that make up our network to connect and share ideas with educators from across the country. Tired of winter? We’ve got good… Read More

  • Army Education Outreach Program seeks partners for grant to broaden participation

    The Army Education Outreach Program, or AEOP, is the Army’s platform for advancing STEM education and literacy through STEM experiences, internships and competitions. AEOP, through its cooperative agreement with Battelle, has opened a formal Request for Information as it seeks like-minded organizations and associations which can connect students with AEOP programs. If you know or… Read More

  • The Connectory: “The go-to place for parents” to discover STEM learning

    Building a better national STEM network for the benefit of girls and their careers is the goal of the National Girls Collaborative Project. The project aims to increase access to resources and share best practices, among other goals. One of the project’s major online efforts is The Connectory, which works to connect families to STEM… Read More