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.
Quill.comhelps educators launch the new year with fresh lesson plans and activities, as well as products, supplies, and technology to create engaging and positive learning environments. Teachers can put their students’ creativity into high gear with 3D models and other STEM activities. They can brush up on their professional growth efforts (and receive a CE certificate) with relevant webinars on topics such as “Teaching with Technology,” “Tech As a Learning Tool,” and “Creating Brain-Friendly Classrooms.” Quill’s Educator Resource Center grows by the day with sources to enrich STEM projects, grants to expand special programs, and links to access more than 85,000 classroom essentials.
For more than 20 years, The Concord Consortium has developed cutting-edge educational software for STEM—and just about all of the award-winning, scientist-designed resources are free. The STEM Resource Finder features activities, modules, and software tools.