STEM in the News

Exciting ways students and the community are connecting with STEM.

Although this year is a different learning experience for us all, BioBuilder Educational Foundation is committed to providing science students, teachers, and their parents with the online resources they need for a successful academic year.

Created specifically for middle school students, BioBuilder is offering a new program, BioBuilders 6-7-8, adapted from our high school curriculum. This program can accommodate virtual, in-person, and hybrid classroom models, and gives students an introduction to BioBuilder's synthetic biology curriculum and opportunity to pursue a group project in biodesign, under the supervision of BioBuilder Teaching Fellows.

Join the Artemis Generation and take on a challenge or help solve a problem.

These are primarily for college students. Current projects include rovers, robotics, and spacesuit interface technology.

See the Artemis Student Challenge page for more details.

The NASA Artemis Generation offers contests, activities, and resources on space exploration. These activities are open to students at home as well as school.

See our At School listings for more information.

Imagine leading a one-week expedition on the moon and write an essay that tells NASA all about it!

NASA is returning to the Moon and creating a sustained presence to use as a springboard for Mars exploration.

Engage your students in the "Survivor Island STEM Week Challenge" with the Wade Institute for Science Education, National Marine Life Center, and Lloyd Center for the Environment during the 2020 MA STEM Week sponsored by the MA STEM Advisory Council and Executive Office of Education. What’s the challenge?

 

"Your class has been stranded on a deserted island and the only source of freshwater is quite a distance from your encampment. You must find a way to move water to the encampment and then filter it to make it safe to drink.”

 

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.

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