The impact of COVID-19—on education, health, the workforce, and the economy—has made clear that young people need skills that enable them to think critically, creatively, and globally—to solve problems, create new jobs, and address issues never seen before. On October 22, 2020, educators and leaders will come together at the seventh annualSmartBrief Education STEM Pathways Summit, a one-day virtual conference to explore real-world ways to address the STEM skills gap and prepare students for careers in STEM fields. Attendees will hear how entrepreneurship education can help end the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also hear how the San Francisco 49ers are teaching STEM skills through the lens of football. They will learn how to nurture active learning and inquiry in a remote learning environment—and much more. Find additional information online, including links to an agenda and registration form.
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.
TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of CompTIA, which inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. To achieve its mission, TechGirlz has created engaging, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.
You do not have to go far from home to travel somewhere amazing. Every state hosts natural and technological marvels that you may never have seen. Popular Science magazine suggests 50 science-y destinations that are well worth a visit—each is within a drivable distance from the state’s largest population center.