Delivering a high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) summer program can seem daunting, especially when front-line staff may have limited STEM experience.
Read more from Jessica Manta-Meyer, here!
As a mother of two little girls who are showing a love science and maths respectively, it’s no wonder that I’m interested in this whole ‘STEM for girls’ movement.
Every day, I ask my kids, “What did you make in school today?” Too often, they can’t give me an answer. But on the days that they do, their eyes light up and they passionately describe their projects. It’s in those moments that I am reminded that making is magic.
From computational thinking to role models, educators can use classroom tech to further engage young women in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Take a look at the new article from Soil Matters, here!
Because his parents were Natural Teachers, we all know his name today.
Take a look at the new article from Children and Nature, here!
We are pleased to announce that The Microsoft Store is a new corporate sponsor of The STEM Connection! Thank you to the Microsoft Store for coming alongside us to bring The STEM Connection STEM Challenge Clubs to area schools! The Microsoft Store is located at the Fashion Mall and boasts an array of free STEM educational mini camps and experiences for kids. Check out their offerings today and stop by the store soon!
Women in Science
Interested in why more women are not involved in science?
Vera Vander Kooy Bringing STEM to Indy’s Youth
March is Women’s History Month. During this month it is important to not only reflect upon women who have made notable contributions nationally, but it is also important to get to know women who are making a difference in our own communities. A woman making a difference in Indiana is educator Vera Vander Kooy. She is the founder and director of the non-profit organization The STEM Connection.
Check out the rest of the story here.
Kate Rubins’ Self Discovery
This woman never set out to be an astronaut, but on a whim applied for the opportunity and was chosen for a 4 month mission in space!