Aspire to Inspire (a2i) is a NASA program that encourages young students, particularly girls, to learn about early career scientists and engineers at NASA by watching short films and using social media to connect with other females in the STEM field. The program maintains a conversation with students through Twitter updates and the a2i Engage page. Students can also leave a post on the Women@NASA Facebook page.
The Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at the University of California, Davis has launched RoboBlockly, a web-based robotsimulation that uses a simple puzzle-piece interface to program virtual Linkbot and LEGO robots.
The Paradigm Challenge is intended to inspire youth to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, as well as kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. Conceived by Project Paradigm in collaboration with the American Red Cross, the challenge encourages youth aged 4–18 to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.