• Webinar: How counselors work to prepare STEM school students for college success

    October 11, 2017: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register For many students, the jump from high school to college is a leap. In this webinar, we’ll take you inside the new ways some schools are helping students prepare for the challenges of college that content knowledge doesn’t cover. Liz Mechling/Tim Latta will detail the class every student at Metro Early College High School takes to prepare them for everything from college applications to financial aid. Yureka Pirtle of the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy will talk about innovative methods her school has developed to integrate community partnerships and technology to develop STEM-focused thinking in students. Finally, we’ll moderate a discussion with both presenters about the do’s and don’ts of helping STEM school students succeed… Read More

  • STEMx webinar: Creating successful STEM mentorship systems

    September 13, 2017: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register Access to quality STEM mentors has been linked to student and teacher success.  Creating a process to develop, manage, and sustain mentorship relationships between STEM professionals and teachers and students isn’t easy. Tune in this month to learn about the steps being taken in New York and Utah… Read More

  • We join 1,800 other STEM advocates with NSTA

    Last year, I traveled to Denver for the 2016 NSTA STEM Forum with a mission: Evaluate whether this conference could be a good fit for STEMx members to join. I left Colorado impressed. More than 1,000 attendees had participated and I’d met an enthusiastic coalition of STEM educators. But our team wanted to do more… Read More

  • Program takes teachers inside Army labs for extensive training

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    Conducting research in a real lab with professional mentoring, then taking knowledge gained back to the classroom. Is that the dream of many STEM educators? The year-old RESET program aims to make that dream a reality. RESET, or Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers, offers 60 hours of online summer learning to a select… Read More