STEM in the Pioneer Valley Community

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

There’s a new player in the local university research game.

"For a liberal arts school like Westfield State University to get a grant of this magnitude is almost unheard-of,'' biology professor Kristen Porter said after learning she’d been awarded a $750,000 state grant to research to paths to personalized medicine in women’s health.

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

Are you a chemistry professional or informal science educator that shares your love of chemistry with your community? Apply to participate in a 5-week online, interactive workshop where you will learn best practices for using a framework for hands-on activities to increase public's attitudes about chemistry.

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.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is partnering with private companies to develop new spacecrafts to fly astronauts on NASA missions to the International Space Station. We want kids to have a fun way to learn more about this program, while being creative!

Career Girls is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models to learn from their experiences and discover their own path to empowerment.

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).

A tuition-free course for interpreters, informal educators, and science communicators interested in creating and nurturing regional communities of practice focused on improving climate science communication.

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