Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education have partnered to present Manufacture Your Future—a comprehensive online website that offers middle school and high school educators, guidance counselors, students, and families hands-on resources to build excitement around postsecondary manufacturing career opportunities. Manufacture Your Future encourages the development of critical thinking skills through real-worldapplication. It offers standards-based, STEM-focused lesson plans, career guides, discussion starters, and other online resources that highlight today’s advanced manufacturing careers and demonstrate the crucial role that manufacturing plays in daily life.
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization.
finEDge is a single-semester, research-based financial education program for high school students, created by experts at The University of Chicago. The program’s content and pedagogical approach are based on learning science, behavioral change research, and the latest information on effective design of formal and informal financial education experiences.