Initiative Reimagining the Next Generation of Engineers
As schools continue working to better engage girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a number of STEM-focused foundations have partnered to form the Million Girls Moonshotinitiative to hook one million more girls on these subject areas over the next five years. The organizations—which include the Intel Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation—will provide grants and in-kind resources to Mott-funded afterschool networks to increase access to STEM learning experiences. The Million Girls Moonshot is a movement of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund.
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
Registration for the 2021–2022 season is now open for all FIRST programs—preK–grade 12. Project-based, hands-on FIRST programs introduce students to engineering and coding in an engaging, inclusive, and creative classroom or afterschool learning environment where students work collaboratively to solve an annual robotics challenge.