iD Tech presents a series of free online eBooks for kids and teens interested in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. These educational tools are designed to engage students in technology and demystify some of the coolest tech professions: Game Design, Filmmaking, Software Engineering, and more.
Lights On AfterschoolPartnership Minigrants: The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Afterschool Alliance are pleased to announce the Noyce foundation-funded Lights On Afterschool Partnership Minigrant. Twenty ASTC-member museums, along with their afterschool partners, will be selected to receive a $1,500 minigrant to develop and host a STEM-related event for the 2014 Lights On Afterschool celebration.
Teens Teaching Tech is a workshop series designed to provide older adults with one-on-one support with their modern devices from teens in the community to foster and cultivate intergenerational relationships. Apply for a grant to hold your own Teens Teaching Tech program in your community. Older adults have gadgets like digital cameras, tablets, mobile phones, and apps that they find challenging to use.
Techbridge is proud to announce the release of their new Role Models Matter Toolkit, an interactive online training module that provides effective strategies on how to foster youth engagement in fields of STEM. The training focuses specifically on girls & underrepresented youth, & how to make STEM more impactful on them. Highlighting the importance of role models, this toolkit includes activities, strategies, & icebreakers.
The second annual CA STEM Symposium will take place on September 22nd and 23rd, 2014. Proposals are now being accepted for workshop presentations. This year’s Symposium will feature a variety of focused strands including: STEM Integrated Science, STEM Integrated Technology, STEM Integrated Engineering, STEM Integrated Math, Women and Girls in STEM, Diversity, Equity, and Opportunity in STEM, Expanded STEM Learning, Partnerships, Policy, Leadership, and Research in STEM.
Connect a Million Minds is a 5-year initiitve sponsored by Time Warner Cable to create awareness and help connect students interested in the STEM field. Connect a Million Minds bundles all the programs and resources available into a database to help create awareness of all the STEM initatives and programs going on in your area; all you need to do is enter your zip code!