Engineering is Elementary has produced a free afterschool middle school engineering curriculum that can be accessed at www.eie.org/engineering-everywhere. Although designed with afterschool in mind, the resources could be used during the school day. The curriculum is aligned with the Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Although engineering is the focus (solving problems in the world around us), it does this in science context consistent [...]
Presented by the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) at the University of Kentucky College of Education, these one-day short courses for elementary, middle and high school teachers focused on strengthening content understanding, developing and using models, and using mathematics and computational thinking. Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the NGSS, both content and practices, along [...]
Discovery Education and 3M are looking for innovative students who want to make a difference in today's world. They're challenging students in grades 5-8 to create a one to two minute video showcasing their big idea to solve a real-world problem using science and engineering. Videos do not need to be produced and may be recorded on cell phones or [...]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is accepting applications for its civil engineering (four-year program) and civil engineering technology (two-year program) scholarship programs. Deadline to apply for both is March 1. The Civil Engineering Scholarship Program is for students interested in pursuing a degree in civil engineering at Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville or University of Kentucky. Students also may take [...]
Mini-grants available to increase girls’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, a statewide initiative to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is currently offering mini-grants of up to $1,000. Teachers, community groups and other organizations committed to collaborating, informing and motivating girls are encouraged to apply. The grants are funded in collaboration with the Kentucky National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental [...]
Teachers and students will benefit from gaining deeper understanding of science content.
STEAM students are on the fast track to college- and career-readiness.
Nineteen high school girls spent a week this summer at the University of Kentucky exploring the world of underwater robotics at an aquabots day camp. The aquabots are similar to the ones found in many Kentucky LEGO robotics programs, except they work in a pool of water instead of on land.
Heath Middle School (McCracken County) students Conner Kelly, Hayden Faughn, Garrett Childress and Katelyn Woodard make biosoap at the Emerging Technology Center at West Kentucky Community & Technical College.Photo by U.S. Department of Energy By Matthew Tungate firstname.lastname@example.org When an official with the U.S. Department of Energy offered 6th-grade science teacher Brandy Roberts a chance to take her [...]
The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15 for mini-grants to increase girls' interest in science, engineering and technology. The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, a statewide initiative to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is currently offering mini-grants of up to $1,000. Teachers, community groups and other organizations committed to collaborating, informing and motivating girls [...]