Lab Experiences for Strengthening STEM in the Classroom
ASM Teacher Materials Campis a weeklong, idea-generating workshop introducing teachers to methods that will make core math and science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle school and high school students. The materials topics are motivators in any engineering, technology, or science course as students complete projects of personal worth to them. Educators work hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials in modern life. Sponsored by ASM International, the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists, the camp is free for attendees. It is suited to (1) high school teachers of science (especially chemistry and physical science), engineering, and industrial/career and technical education; (2) middle school teachers of physical science; (3) preservice science teachers; and (4) art, math, and community college teachers, as space allows. Participants are eligible to receive four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and can opt for two graduate level credits.ASM Teacher Camps are held across North America. Visit the website to find a camp near you.
Deadline: Applicants are admitted to the program on a “first-come, first-served basis”
The science-oriented National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, has started STEAM Daydream, a monthly podcast in which curious children interview STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) innovators from across the country for answers to their burning questions.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame has transformed its summer STEM camp, Camp Invention, into a new at-home program called Camp Invention Connect. The program balances active, independent hands-on exploration with opportunities for socialization from home.