STEM in the Pioneer Valley Community

Exciting ways students are connecting with STEM in the community through outreach and partnerships.

NISE, the National Informal STEM Education Network, is a community of informal educators and scientists. They offer resources to support STEM education in informal settings in communities around the country. The newsletter is available to informal STEM educators and contains many activities, programs, and development opportunities each month.

NISE Newsletter Archive

In a CryptoClub, students explore cryptography through games and informal activities that involve secret messages. Cryptography provides and engaging, real-world hook inot concepts taught in the middle school math curriculum.

CryptoClubs can be offered as  afterschool programs through organizations such as YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, and 4H. The curriculum is flexible, so the length of programs varies, ranging from a few times a week for about 10 weeks to weekly all year.

Cryptoclub Project

The National Museum of Mathematics offers sessions specifically aimed at senior citizens. Program directors in senior citizen centers may be interested in this.

Online Math Sessions for Seniors at the National Museum of Mathematics

NASA provides a resource for community-based organizations to stage events that explore the wonders of NASA science, and celebrate the contributions of women to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

14th Annual RFTS Competition

Kids have missed out on far too much already.

When they return give them something exciting to look forward to – a Rocket Competition!

This year’s deadline extended to December 31

The founders of Latinas in STEM are  first generation American women who have been the first in their family to attend college. We are also MIT graduates with careers in industry and a long track record of community service.

We know first-hand that there are barriers to entry for women in STEM fields. Those barriers are compounded for Latinas due to a lack of role models, lagging outreach and overall limited parental awareness. We are a force from the community for the community to inspire and empower parents and K-12 students to pursue STEM fields, and to help college students and professionals thrive in their careers.

Founded at Purdue University, the Ameliators Program continues the trailblazing legacy of Amelia Earhart by connecting high school students to meaningful STEM-based community service projects. Available nationwide, girls in this free, online program will meet weekly to learn the Purdue EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) design process from college mentors to solve real-life problems in their local communities over the course of an academic year.

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Start a Free Girls Who Code Club in Your Community

Girls Who Code are an international nonprofit seeking to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

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